Choose a scenario (either one provided) or write about a scenario or situation completely outside of these that matters to you/your community.
After detailing the scenario and its context, the entry could be one or many of the following:
Critique of current state : Analyse scenario(s) and do a study on current state of subject/issues mentioned in scenario ( why, what, how and summarise)
Challenges : what are the challenges in the scenario you are addressing - aspects of complexity, scale, understanding (from whose point of view ?) , possibilities of multiple solutions/approaches can be explored
Approaches and Suggestions : Possible approaches to understand and resolve- through Advocacy, policy, technical, civic mitigation suggestion or anything else
We are looking for entries which are original, well thought - based on a deeper understanding of the issues, exploring multiple layers, interdependencies and are relevant to the context.We are not looking for grand solutions - even the approach to find a solution (if there is one) and possibilities can be a great entry.
Check out the following video bytes for suggestions on your earthian paper’s approach:
Ashish Shah speaking on "How to
Where to start ?
Primary research and analysis : findings from your community, surveys, mesurements of water and energy usage, footprint etc...
Analysis of secondary data/material : analysis of data which is already available from government surveys, research data, reliable info sources like UN, IEA (International Energy Association), Magazines like National Gerography, Science, Nature, Down to Earth,
Submitting your entry :
Entries should be submitted in English.
Format of submission is a written paper - essay, story/narrative, script.
The structure of the written content is open (choose one that gives a full picture and you are comfortable with)
Submissions can be supported with other material, like a presentation or video.
Total size of the write up should be Within 5000 words.
Additional material may be requested from shortlisted entries and/or the institute.
The format for attachment can be any one of the following: .doc, .docx, .pdf.
Only 1 attachment is allowed for each entry, and total file size limit is 2 MB per entry.
See Rules and Regulations and Timelines page for more details