2022 Essay Contest

You are invited to participate in the North American Young Generation in 2022 Nuclear Essay Contest! 

Eligibility:  High School Student (Grades 9-12)

Due Date:  December 16, 2022

Prizes:       First place – Laptop

                  Second place – Chromebook

            In addition, all top 3 finalists will receive science kits!

Essay Prompt:  Research energy sources and climate change.  Propose an informed energy solution that limits climate change, allows developed countries to maintain their standard of living, and can provide reliable electricity to the 1.2 billion people currently without access to power.  Proposed energy solution should consider the environmental and practical benefits and consequences of baseload (e.g. nuclear, fossil, hydro) versus intermittent (e.g. wind or solar) sources.


  • In this essay, define baseload and intermittent electricity sources.
  • Use at least 3 different reliable sources for your research and cite these sources.
  • Essay must be between 1000 and 1500 words.

Optional Topics (questions to get you thinking!):

What is the cause of global warming?

Where do carbon emissions come from?

How is electricity made?

Can electricity be stored?

How much electricity do we need?  How much do we use?

Could electric cars factor into the solution?

All electricity generation sources generate waste.  How do we deal with this waste? (chemical, materials, carbon, radioactive materials)

What is the average electricity price in the United States?

Why is a diverse energy portfolio important?

What are the limitations of each electricity generation source?      

Grading:  Essays will be graded on meeting the above requirements, content & logical conclusions drawn from reliable sources, and grammar.

Submissionemail PDF version to naif.siddiqui@gmail.com

Questions:  email naif.siddiqui@gmail.com

Please visit our website at Public Information | NAYGN for more information about this contest and about NAYGN.


Essay Contest Educational & Promotional Material

Feel free to use the following materials to host the essay contest and submit entries. For any further inquiries on the essay contest, please email Naif Siddiqui at pi@naygn.org.

Essay Contest Introduction Letter – English


Hosting the drawing contest in your area, please feel free to use the material below:

Contest Presentation – PPT Slideshow

Contest Presentation – Outline for the Slideshow


Forms and Waivers:

Essay Contest Permission/Waiver Form