Environmental Excellence School Award

Now in its 11th cycle, the Environmental Excellence School Award (EESA) is a flagship competition of the Bee’ah School of Environment. The EESA aims to challenge and encourage students to find creative and innovative solutions to the environmental challenges of today. First launched in 2010 as the Sharjah Environment Awareness Award (SEAA), the competition has grown extensively, now recording participation from more than 400 schools across the UAE.

This award aims to increase environmental awareness amongst students from KG to Grade 12, and to encourage the youth to actively participate in environmentally educational activities within their school systems and promote self-initiative.

  • To promote environmental education amongst students and instil values, knowledge and skills, which lead to positive behavioural changes that support the school and the environment.
  • To instil values of positive behaviour and sense of responsibility among all students in accordance with sound environmental practices.
  • To encourage all students to actively participate in their schools’ environmental activities and promote their own initiatives.
  • To educate students about the UAE environment and global environmental issues.
  • To promote students’ attitudes towards greening their school through environmental initiatives.
  • To encourage schools to invest time and effort in creative environmental initiatives.

The judging committee will comprise of environmental experts and Bee’ah representatives. ​​​​​​

  • Only schools which are under the Ministry of Education are allowed to participate in the award.
  • Schools which won the award previously may apply for nomination again this year.
  • Teachers and students who won the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award in the previous year may not apply again this year. They will be able to apply in the year after that.  
  • The project must comply with the set criteria, and non-compliant projects shall be excluded. We also reserve the right to remove an entire category from the competition if we believe that none of the projects submitted meet the criteria.
  • The project must be related to the Future of sustainability in the UAE.
  • The project and its activities should occur during the 2020-2021 school year.
  • The documents and attachments must be submitted online.  

Sustainable Environment is the 2021 vision of UAE. The country is aiming to create a sustainable development that preserves the environment, Improves the quality of the air, preserves water resources, increases the contribution of clean energy, and implements green growth plans, which are considered the ultimate achievements the country is heading towards.

Your role is to anticipate the future of sustainability in the UAE and how you will play a part in it.




Project Description


Grades 3-5

Best Environmental E-storybook & song under the theme “The life cycle of a battery”. ​​​​

Environmental education is better instilled at a young age by writing a story and creating a song that will encourage kids to exercise their creative minds and practice using their imaginations.

1st place 4,000 AED

2nd place 3,000 AED

3rd place 2,000 AED

4th place 1,000 AED

Grades 6-9

Best Environmental E-magazine

Students can embrace a creative way to communicate environmental messages by creating an E-Magazine that sends a powerful message to its readers and enriches their environmental knowledge.

1st place 6,000 AED

2nd place 4,000 AED

3rd place 3,000 AED

4th place 1,000 AED

Grades 10-12

Best Environmental mobile application

The students are encouraged to be innovative in technology and deliver their environmental message creatively by designing a mobile application.

1st place 10,000 AED

2nd place 8,000 AED

3rd place 6,000 AED

4th place 4,000 AED


Best environmental podcast

Teachers can use their voice to make a difference.

Podcasts are considered a very powerful tool to spread knowledge and deliver an impactful environmental message.

1st place 15,000 AED

2nd place 10,000 AED

3rd place 8,000 AED

4th place 6,000 AED


Grade Criteria Link
Grade 3 - 5 Best Environmental E-Storybook & Song criteria Link
Grade 6 - 9 Best Environmental E-Magazine criteria Link
Grade 10 - 12 Best Environmental Mobile Application criteria Link
Teachers Best Environmental Podcast criteria Link


Details Date
Start of EESA Registration 27th September 2020
Registration deadline 15th October 2020
Training Workshops 20th October 2020
Projects deadline 26th January 2021
Judging period 1st February –18th February 2021
School visits

28th February – 4th March 2021

Award Ceremony To be announced later


Virtual training workshops will be conducted for the participants to explain the competition’s rules and criteria. training sessions will take place on the 20th of October 2020.

The schools will have a period of 4 months, from October till January to work on their projects.

All projects must be submitted online.

The judges will review all submitted projects in-house, where they will shortlist the top submissions.

This judging period will be from 1st– 18th February 2021.

Before submitting the project please follow the below:

  • If you are submitting more than one file, please add all your files in one compressed folder.
  • Write your (name/ school name /category/ contact information) on a word document and add it to the compressed folder.
  • Make sure all the videos are working and not corrupt before adding them to the compressed folder.
  • Copy of your Emirates ID.
  • Submit your project one time only.
Category Submit Here
Grade 3 – 5: Best Environmental E-storybook & song Here
Grade 6 – 9: Best Environmental E-magazine Here
Grade 10 -12: Best Environmental mobile application Here
Teacher: Best environmental podcast Here


Once we have the list of shortlisted projects, we will conduct interviews to judge the projects either virtually or in our head office.  

The interviews will be during the below period:

interviews: 28th February – 4th March 2021

Number of interviews:

  • Grade 3 – 5: 10 students
  • Grade 6 – 9: 10 students
  • Grade 10 – 12: 10 Students
  • Outstanding teachers: 10 teachers

The judging committee will be interviewing all the shortlisted schools to determine the winners.

An award ceremony will be held to congratulate and award all the winners. (Date will be determined later).