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The Gill Owen Essay Prize

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The Gill Owen Essay Prize honours the memory of Dr Gill Owen, a tireless campaigner in the fields of energy efficiency and social equity. Through her work she highlighted the importance of energy affordability and energy savings for disadvantaged households.

This essay prize provides young Australians and permanent residents (35 years and under) with an opportunity to build on Gill’s legacy.

Write and submit an essay between 700 and 1,500 words on the theme of energy efficiency and social equity, with reference to Dr Owen’s work, research or publications. You are encouraged to discuss changes to policy which may improve the future outlook for energy efficiency and social equity.

Prizes: the writer of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $3,000. Two runners-up will each receive $1,000 (one for an enrolled student and one for a non-student).

Closing date: Friday 8 November 2019.

More information can be found on the UTS website.

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