Monday, March 19, 2012

Student competition aims to find solutions to climate change problems

SINGAPORE: Students can now help to spread the message and raise awareness on climate change through the National Climate Change Competition (NCCC).

They can also propose ways to slow down the pace of climate change and reduce carbon emissions, either through the use of technology or individual actions.

The competition is organised by
the National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS), with support from the Ministry of Education, Building and Construction Authority, National Environment Agency, National Research Foundation, and the National Youth Achievement Award Council.

The theme of the competition is "Singapore: A Climate Change Resilient City" and the competition will feature two components, a Short Film Challenge and a Technology Project Challenge.

The Short Film Challenge is open to students in primary and secondary schools, junior colleges, centralised institute (CIs), institutes of technical education (ITEs), polytechnics and universities.

They can produce videos of up to five minutes each, highlighting the causes and effects of climate change and how individuals can reduce their carbon footprints.

The closing date for the Short Film Challenge is 7 May.

The Technology Project Challenge is for upper secondary and junior college students, as well as those from CI, ITEs, polytechnics and universities, including post-graduate students.

In this category, the students will look for innovative project ideas that will result in workable solutions through the use of technology to reduce carbon emissions.

The closing date for the Technology Project Challenge is 25 June.

Teams that are selected to enter the final stage will have another four months to develop a prototype for final judging and will be mentored by experts from the research and innovation community.

Cash prizes will be awarded to winners of the Short Film Challenge and the Technology Project Challenge.

-CNA/wm

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Source From Channel News Asia

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