Ministry of Municipality launches contest to promote recycling among students.
25 January 2023, 12:00 AM
28 February 2023, 12:00 AM
The Ministry of Municipality (MoM) has announced the launch of a ‘zero waste’ competition, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, to encourage students to participate in the ‘zero waste’ campaign and create new ways to dispose of waste, recycle and protect natural resources.
The competition, which will run from January 22 to March 2, aims at the participation of public and private school students in the three academic stages - primary, preparatory and secondary - to show their creativity in expressing the subject matter.
The Ministry of Municipality recently launched the ‘zero waste’ campaign under the slogan ‘Less waste...more beautiful city’ to reach an advanced level of community awareness of the importance of waste disposal as part of resource sustainability and achieve several goals aimed at improving waste management, thus helping to mitigate its effects on the health and safety of society, as well as improve the quality of life to achieve the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.
In a statement on Saturday, the Ministry of Municipality stated that the ‘zero waste’ competition includes three sub-competitions in drawing and photography, including water colour, acrylic, pencil, and various materials; the digital art competition, which includes awareness poster, video, digital design, and digital photography; and the handicraft competition on waste recycling.
This also aims to educate and attract young people to volunteer work, spread the message and goals of the ‘zero waste’ campaign so that it reaches the largest segment of society, and highlight the importance of waste disposal through recycling and use, which leads to reducing the need for the use of raw materials, with preserving the sustainability of natural resources.
There are 27 awards, including nine awards for each educational stage in the three sub-competitions. The ministry said it would determine the financial value for each stage and its distribution, as well as the participation mechanism, controls and required technical standards. It stated that the artwork must be based on the students’ creativity and innovation, adding that a specialised internal school committee will sort the artworks, select the best of them and submit them for nomination to win prizes.
Qatar zero waste competition