Students to vie for green awards

Posted on March 29, 2010. Filed under: Environment and Livelihoods |

-NST- PETALING JAYA: Primary and secondary students within the Klang Valley will once again be inspired to think green with the return of Anugerah Hijau or the Green Awards.

The coveted awards organised by green organisation EcoKnights is back this year with more accolades.

Instead of being limited to clubs and associations of secondary schools within Petaling Jaya, the contest is now open to clubs and associations of schools in Selangor as well as Kuala Lumpur.

The competition is divided into two categories.

The first requires participants to build a “Totally Active Robot” while the second to create a “Wildly Attractive Mural” with a green message.

Two winners will be picked for each category. They will each receive RM1,000.

Four merit awards for the Most Creative, Most Original, Most Promising and Most Inspiring project will be given out for each category.

The merit awards carry a cash prize of RM500.

“We want everyone to go home as winners,” said EcoKnights director Yasmin Rasyid at the launch of the competition at the Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) recently.

Also present were Anugerah Hijau partners CIMB Community Link, MBPJ, RCOMM Centre and Whiz Wits.

Students who want to take part in the competition must submit a proposal on their project by May 30.

Ten teams will be shortlisted for each category. They will attend a workshop on how to make a robot or create a mural.

The students will be given RM500 to carry out their project. They have to submit their projects within two months of the workshop.

There is no limit on the number of entries allowed per school.

For details, log onto http://www.anugerahhijau.my. — By Veena Babulal

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