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2024-04-19 16:29:59

Competition rules – Essay competition

Ei is currently inviting students to take part in an essay competition that aims to draw on the breadth of knowledge about the energy sector held at the country's universities and higher education institutions. Here you can find out about the formal requirements and rules of the competition.

Focus of the essays

The essays must be relevant to Ei and deal with the energy issues addressed in Ei's activities that include issues of a legal, technical and economic (commerce and economics) nature. The subject areas for the essay can be taken from a range of scientific disciplines or be multidisciplinary where each individual issue can be dealt with from the perspectives of different academic disciplines.

Formal requirements

To take part in the competition, an essay must be written in Swedish or English and have achieved a pass grade during the period from 1 January 2023 to 5 April 2024. The essay must be part of a first or second-cycle qualification (Bachelor or Master’s thesis), such as (but not limited to) a final degree project for future engineers, economists or lawyers.

  • Summary in Swedish: Whichever language is used for the main report, the essay must have a summary written in Swedish. The summary can be attached separately.
  • Documentation: Documentation must also be attached to the essay verifying that the essay has achieved a pass grade at the university or higher education institution in question.
  • Authorisation for late submission: For this documentation, authorisation may be granted for submission at a later date in the case of essays that are awarded a pass grade relatively close to the closing date for submission. To be granted this authorisation you must submit an application to Ei including a justification for late submission no later than in conjunction with essay submission.
  • Ei also reserves the right to unilaterally decide on any change to the competition year for an individual essay, when the competition is intended to be of a recurring nature, or to extend the deadline for registration. An essay may not be submitted for participation more than once.
  • Work that has already received remuneration from Ei in a degree project, for example, may not be submitted for participation. In the case of a participant being employed at Ei, the essay must have been written and graded before the date of employment.
  • There must be at least five entrants in order for a competition to be held. If fewer than five entries are received, the registered entries will be authorised to participate in the following year.


Total prize money will be a maximum of SEK 30,000 for this round of the competition. One winner will be chosen who will be awarded SEK 15,000, and the remainder of the prize money will be distributed to other participants to a varying extent depending on essay quality. Tax on prize money is paid by the recipient.

The winner will be invited to Ei to give a presentation of the winning essay and to receive the prize. Through your participation in the competition you agree that your essay and your name may be published on Ei's website.

How to register for the competition

Register to participate in the competition at no later than 10 April 2024. Registrations that do not meet the formal requirements will be withdrawn from the competition.
Note that documents submitted to a government agency will become official documents and copies of these documents can be requested by members of the public. You can find more about official documents and how Ei processes your personal data here: