Islamabad: The Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) will organize an essay writing competition ‘Chemicals Impacts on Environment and Health.
In view of the increasing use of chemicals (such as Mercury/Mercury compounds & others) and their environmental and health impacts (specially on children), SDPI is organizing an essay writing competition to mark the global day of action against mercury (& other chemicals) production and use and also to create awareness among the children. The title of competition is “Sources of Chemicals like Mercury and Their Impacts on Environment and Health”.
The purpose of this competition is to engage youth to reflect upon the important issue of chemicals impact, specially mercury, on environment and health. Essays are expected to contain substantive arguments indicative of alarming issue, its understanding and the needed measures/controls for safeguarding the environment and public health specially of children. According to the issued press release the winning participants would receive the following prizes. 1st Place Winner: Rs. 5000 + SDPI Publications+ SDPI Souvenirs+ Certificate. 2nd Place Winner: Rs. 3000 + SDPI Publications+ SDPI souvenir+ Certificate. 3rd Place Winner: Rs. 2000 + SDPI Publications+ SDPI Souvenirs+ Certificate.
The essay competition is targeted at two age groups, one below the Eighth School Level and the other Eighth and above level. The participants have to write an essay either in Urdu or English language comprising 500-1000 words and submitted not later than Friday, 4th January, 2013. The winners of the competition would be asked to read their essays at the prize distribution ceremony on 7 January 2013, on 03:00-05:00 p.m at SDPI office, 38, Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad.
College and University students can also participate in Essay Writing Competition. The universities students have to write an essay either in Urdu or English language comprising 600-1200 words and submitted not later than Friday, 4th January, 2013. The essays must reach either of Ms. Sadia Sharif or Mohammad Shoaib Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).