Each year EDS runs a competition for university students.
The competition is designed to stimulate interest in environmental law and encourage excellence in legal research and writing.
Attendance at EDS's 2020 annual conference in Auckland (August 2020) including travel and accomodation as required. The prize also includes $500 cash.
View the poster relevant to your university by clicking the link below:
The winners of the 2018 competition, who won attendance at the 2019 conference were:
Irenë McGlone, Victoria University of Wellington
Talia Powell, University of Waikato
The winners of the 2017 competition, who won attendance at the 2018 conference were:
Olivia Oldham, Victoria University of Wellington
If Māori speak in a forum that doesn’t listen, have they spoken at all? A critical analysis of the incorporation of Tikanga Māori in decisions on genetic modification (this essay appeared in volume 22 NZ Journal of Environmental Law)
Elloise Kidd, Otago University
The Winners of the 2016 competition, who won attendance to the 2017 conference were:
Morgan Evans, Victoria University of Wellington
The Winners of the 2015 competition, who won attendance to the 2016 conference were:
Prateek Gupta, University of Otago
Essay Title: Milk or Water?
Myles Snaddon, Victoria University of Wellington
Essay Title: Industrial Waste: Regulation and Policy
The winners of the 2014 competition, who attended the 2015 conference, were:
Andrew McIndoe, University of Auckland
Essay Title: Southern Sprawl
Nathan Ross, Victoria University of Wellington
Essay Title: Carbon Emissions & Electric Cars
The winners of the 2013 competition were able to attend the 2014 EDS conference:
Joshua Pietras, University of Waikato
Short Essay Competition
Jamie Robinson, University of Otago
The 2012 winner was Toni Dobson from Waikato University.
Essay Title: The Maritime Transport Act 1994 (MTA) and the MV Rena Disaster: How effective is the MTA in dealing with bunker oil spills?
The 2011 winner was Lan Pham from Otago University. Lan attended EDS's 2012 conference.
Essay Title: The travesty of native fish ‘protection’ in NZ
The 2010 winner was Rohan Wanigasekera from the University of Waikato.
Essay Title: Aquaculture Reform- Consenting to a New Gold Rush?