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UNEP/UNESCO and Samsung Engineering Launch Digital Poster Competition (deadline for submission extended)

Seoul, 9 April 2013 - Eco-generation, Samsung Engineering’s Social Responsibility Program, in partnership with United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are teaming up to start a visual conversation in Asia and the Pacific around sustainable development – to engage young people in sustainable actions that result in positive environmental benefits in their local communities --through art.

This competition coincides with the objectives of UNertia, a UNEP/UNESCO initiative that empowers young people as change agents and beneficiaries of sustainable development.

Youth aged 6 to 24 from the Asia and the Pacific region will have a chance to share    their stories of how they can address environmental issues pertaining to energy,     waste and water in their respective community or country through this digital poster-making competition. Entries should demonstrate the action required to solve issues in these areas. By sharing these actions, youth in Asia and the Pacific will be inspired to engage in sustainable actions in their respective communities as well. Organizers are looking for captivating, inspiring and effective posters that speak to youth and the general public.

Connecting Young people in Asia Pacific to Sustainability and Empowering them to create change

UNertia Challenge takes off with Digital Poster Competition

The competition will commence on 22 April during Earth Day and entries will be accepted until 22 May 2013. Winners will be announced on 5 June 2013. Prizes include Samsung ATIV smart PC, Samsung Galaxy


Note and Samsung Galaxy Player and other Samsung devices.

The artwork must be an original work in the form of graphic designs, digital illustrations, or photographs. Any available design applications or programs may be used. 

Criteria will be based on clear messaging, creativity/originality and artistic quality, and will be judged through online voting.

The winning digital posters will be used in UNEP/UNESCO communication materials to promote the UNertia Campaign.

For more information about the competition please refer to



About Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd
Samsung Engineering is one of the world’s leading engineering, procure­ment, construction and project management (EPC&PM) companies. With experience in over 30 countries, the company provides total project management from planning and financing through to construction and commissioning and has built some of the world’s largest and most com­plex hydrocarbon and industrial plants and facilities. Samsung Engineering has a reputation for delivering projects on time and uses the latest inno­vations to engineer industry-leading facilities. With its global workforce at 13,000 and 2012 revenues at 10.2 billion USD, the company is also one of the fastest growing EPC contractors. For more information, please visit

About Eco-generation
Samsung Engineering established Kumpooh Eco-generation in 1996 as one of the largest environmental education programs for children and youth in Korea. In 2006, Samsung Engineering expanded the program to the Asia-Pacific region by launching an English Kumpooh Eco-generation ( website in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). is a children’s educational environmental website that emphasizes learning and sharing knowledge about the environment.

On September 27, 2011 Samsung Engineering and UNEP made steps to reach an international audience by launching, a new environmental networking platform for children and youth. is an interactive environmental website that will serve as a platform to educate the community about the environment and create eco-friendly initiatives.

With a 16 year history, Kumpooh Eco-generation is Samsung Engineering’s largest running CSR program, which has been supported by Samsung Engineering’s expertise in the environmental business. This will continue to be one of the company’s core initiatives to support and contribute the new generation via environmental education.