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SDPI Poster/Painting Prize Distribution Ceremony-Inter-School /College

Dec 2

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Sustainable Development Policy Institute, 38, Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad

SDPI’s News of Poster Competition regarding Sources of chemicals like mercury
and their impact on environment and health on the website of The Beaconhouse
Times

http://beaconhousetimes.net/index.php?page_id=11&content_id=3184

http://beaconhousetimes.net/index.php?page_id=11&content_id=6321

List of winners

JUNIOR

Name School Position
Maheen Kamran Brookfield ISSC Campus 1st
Fatimah Khaldunia High School 2nd
Minahil Naveed Beaconhouse, Civil lines Rawalpindi 3rd
Manahil Bahaarwar Khaldunia High School 4th
Sulaiman Qazi Beaconhouse School System 5th

SENIOR

Name School Position
Yashaf Nadeem Islamabad College for Girls 1st
Kanza Mussadiq PAEC Model College Nilore 2nd
Khadija Noor Islamabad College for Girls 3rd
Uzair Munir Beaconhouse Margalla Campus 4th
Roha Sikander Beaconhouse Margalla Campus 5th

ART FOR AWARENESS RAISING AND ADVOCACY

Subject: SDPI Poster/Painting Competition on ‘Chemicals impacts on Environment and Children Health – Beware of Mercury’

Invitations letters/information have already been sent to the likely winners through heads of their institutions.

Dear Madam/Sir,

Greetings from Sustainable Development Policy Institute!

Keeping in view of SDPI Inter-School posters and paintings competition on ‘Chemicals impacts on Environment and Children Health – Beware of Mercury’, Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is pleased to announce the Prize Distribution Ceremony on Monday, December 02nd, 2013 at 10am to 12 pm at SDPI Main Office (House No. 38, Street 85, G 6/3, Embassy Road, Islamabad). Names of the short listed student from your institution are given below:

STUDENTS NAMES WITH CLASS

These shortlisted students are invited along-with one teacher and one parent.

Note: Students should be dress up in uniforms.

Looking forward to your confirmations.

 

Prize Distribution – Inter-School Painting/Poster Competition (Rawalpindi, Islamabad) on Chemicals Impacts on Environment and Children Health – “BEWARE OF MERCURY”

We wish to inform that entries for the SDPI Paintings/poster competition on “Chemicals Impacts on Environment and Children Health – Beware of Mercury” are CLOSED.

Please do not send any more entries, as most regretfully these would not be considered.

This competition sought to raise awareness on negative effects of chemicals especially mercury on environment and health. We had anticipated that the contest would lead to greater understanding for minimizing chemicals production and use (especially mercury) for the protection of environment, healthy living and sustainable development. The painting/poster competition was targeted at two levels: junior level (class 5th – 8th) and senior level (class 9th – 12th, including O & A levels students).

We are overwhelmed with the students, their teachers, heads of their institutions and their parents most enthusiastic responses towards this competition and their interest, support and guidance in preparing and forwarding the entries for the competition. The following statistics would be of interest to you:

Participating institutions = 30

Total number of entries = 345

Junior section = 272

Senior section = 73

Females = 199

Males = 146

Our teams of judges (internal & external) have a most responsible and most difficult assignment ahead in view of both the quantity and quality of the entries. . On our part we have ensured that every single entry gets equal opportunity and importance for consideration. The first phase of the selection process is already in progress.

We hope to hold the prize distribution in the 3rd week of November, inshallah, if not earlier.

The updated information regarding the competition would be uploaded at SDPI website (www.sdpi.org) this site as well as conveyed to you through your heads of institution in due course of time.

Best wishes & best of luck.

The following rules for competition have been already conveyed and agreed upon by the participating institutions.

Rules

  • Posters must have creativity, original artwork and ideas.
  • Posters should not be mounted on mat board.
  • Participants may use any type of media, such as water color, crayon, color pencil, etc.
  • Computer clip art, pictures from magazines and other print media, or any other copyrighted brand or product images will not be accepted.
  • The competition is limited to schools/ colleges located in Rawalpindi/ Islamabad.
  • Participants must provide complete information such as Full Name, Guardian Name, Age, Grade/Class, Name of School, and Address.
  • Decision of the panel of judges constituted by SDPI would be final who may also recommend not to award a prize/prizes in view of lack of quality or inadequate number of entries.

Sadia Sharif & Mehreen Bano,

Organizers, Advocacy Unit, SDPI, Islamabad.

Paintings/poster competition on (Chemicals Impacts on Environment and Children Health – Beware of Mercury) The last date for submission of entries is 22nd October, 2013.

SDPI is pleased to announce a Paintings/poster competition on “Chemicals Impacts on Environment and Children Health – Beware of Mercury” and request nominations/entries from brilliant students of your institute. The last date for submission of entries is 22nd October, 2013.

The competition seeks to raise awareness on negative effects of chemicals especially mercury on environment and health. We anticipate that the contest would lead to greater understanding and support for minimizing chemicals production and use (especially mercury) for protection of environment, healthy living and sustainable development.

The painting/poster competition is targeted at two levels: junior level (class 5th – 8th) and senior level (class 9th – 12th, including O & A levels students). Following are the few brief rules for competition.

Rules

  • Posters must have creativity, original artwork and ideas.
  • Posters should not be mounted on mat board.
  • Participants may use any type of media, such as water color, crayon, color pencil, etc.
  • Computer clip art, pictures from magazines and other print media, or any other copyrighted brand or product images will not be accepted.
  • Participants must provide complete information such as Full Name, Guardian Name, Age, Grade/Class, Name of School, and Address.
  • Decision of the panel of judges constituted by SDPI would be final who may also recommend not to award a prize/prizes in view of lack of quality or inadequate number of entries.

Prizes

  • Winners of 1st, 2nd & 3rd best entries would get monetary awards of Rs.5000, Rs.3000 and Rs2.000 for Senior and Junior level both, respectively along with SDPI publications, meritorious award certificates and group photograph.
  • All painting/poster presenters will receive a letter of thanks, and participation certificate.

 

 

Chair: Dr Ghulam Asghar Abbasi, Chief (Health Section), Planning Commission of Pakistan

Speakers:

  • Dr Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute
  • Dr Vaqar Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute 
  • Dr Mahmood A. Khwaja, SDPI Senior Advisor, Chemicals and Sustainable Industrial Development