India SDG High School Competition

Showcase your innovative ideas around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and you could win some exciting prizes! Plus earn your school the University of Auckland SDG Trophy for the year.

About the competition

The poster competition is based on the theme of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. It is open to all high school students in India of grade xi and xii.

Submission deadline has been extended. Entries to the competition are open from Monday 20 September to the new deadline of Sunday 7 November 2021 at 11.59 pm IST.

How to enter

  1. Register for the competition
  2. Attend the University of Auckland webinar 1, an introduction to the competition, theme, rules, judging criteria, etc.
  3. Prepare a digital poster to address the issues and ideas around one of the following SDGs in your local area. You are also required to draw a feasible and innovative solution to address the issue:
    SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
    SDG 14: Life Below Water
    SDG 15: Life on Land

Include the following project details in your poster:

  • The title of your project
  • Which SDG you chose
  • Include pictures or photos
  • A brief description on the issues and feasible innovative solutions (up to 300 words)
Submit your digital poster as a pdf attachment to:
Your submission will be evaluated by a panel from the University of Auckland. Five finalists will be required to prepare a short video presentation on their poster for the finale.


The following prizes will be awarded to the competition winners:

  • The University of Auckland SDG Trophy - an annual rotating trophy for the winning school
  • 1st place: Go Pro
  • 2nd place: Camcorder
  • Runner up: Instant camera

Competition timeline

Activity Date
Registrations open Monday 20 September 2021
University of Auckland webinar 1
Wednesday 20 October 2021
Final submission
(deadline extended)
Sunday 7 November 2021
University of Auckland webinar 2 (5 finalists announced) Friday 19 November  9.00am–10.00am IST (4.30pm–5.30pm NZT)
Finalists to prepare a video presentation
Monday 22 November by or before 11.59pm IST
Winners announced Friday 26 November 9.00am–10.00am IST (4.30pm–5.30pm NZT)

Sustainability at the University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is committed to pursuing sustainability via research, teaching and learning, operating practices, partnerships and capacity building.

After ranking number 1 in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings for 2019 and 2020, the University of Auckland retained a place in the top ten of the rankings in 2021.

The rankings measure how universities worldwide are performing against the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs came into force in 2016 and set a 15-year agenda for all countries to end poverty, fight inequalities and build peaceful, just and sustainable societies.

We are organising this poster competition for high school students in India to promote the development of the knowledge, skills, understanding, values, and actions required to create a sustainable world.

Learn more about sustainability at the University of Auckland.

Terms and conditions

Before registering for the competition and making your submission, please read the competition terms and conditions.


For more information about the competition, please contact:

Ms Vinita Desai, Senior Recruitment Adviser
The University of Auckland