SADC NATIONAL YOUTH COMPETITION LAUNCHED TODAY 24 MAY 2015 BY THE NATIONAL YOUTH FOCAL PERSON IN WATER SECTOR
Jointly organised by the Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWPSA) and SADC, the competition encourages youth to have a closer look at the water situation in their countries and to reflect on what “effective water management” means to them. The competition motivates young people to think about a vision for water post 2015 that would meet the needs of their countries and the region. By entering, participants will learn and share about effective water management in their countries and region and how they can play a role in its protection.
(i) Written – essay or story nly one entry is allowed per participant in each category.
PRIZE CATEGORIES AND AWARDS
(a) National Winners
(a) National Winners
One winner only from each country in each category
Award: A fully paid national trip for each winner and chaperone to a GWPSA/ SADC event (venue and date to be confirmed later). The winner will also receive a plaque/ supplementary prizes.
(b) Regional Winners:
The 1st Prize: One entrant (in each category) – A fully paid trip for the winner and a chaperone to a GWPSA/ SADC event (date and venue to be confirmed later). The winner will also receive a plaque/ supplementary prizes.
The 2nd Prize: One entrant (in each category) - A fully paid trip for winner and chaperone to a GWPSA/ SADC event (date and venue to be confirmed later). The winner will also receive a plaque/supplementary prizes.
The 3rd Prize: Three entrants (in each category) – A diploma/certificate for each winner (No cash)
Winners will be selected through a fair and impartial procedure by the organizers.
EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR ESSAYS/STORIES
Participants are encouraged to submit a photograph or art that best reflects the following statement: "Why water is a precious resource in southern Africa beyond 2015"
Submission guidelines are as follows:
1) All submitted photos must be a minimum size of 4 inches x 6 or an A4 sized paper for art
3) All submitted photos must be high resolution at a minimum of 300 dots per inch (DPI)
4) Each contestant can submit either a photography or art to the 2015 competition. All duplicate submissions will be removed.
5) Black and white photographs or pencil art as well as coloured photographs or art will be accepted.
7) All Visual contest winners will have their photographs displayed during key GWPSA/ SADC events.
8) Winners of the contest will agree to email the high-resolution version of their photograph for print production and exhibition.
PARTICIPANTS TO TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING
Missing entries: No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received by the due date for whatever reason.
Copyright: Please note that by entering the competition, a participant assigns copyright of their photo/ essay to the organizers. Their names will always be acknowledged.
Plagiarism: Essays, stories, art or photos that have been shown elsewhere will not be accepted in this competition. Plagiarised entries will automatically be disqualified.
Entrant’s names and contact details:
Each entry should be accompanied by entrants’ copy of an ID document/ birth certificate as well as the full address including phone and e-mail address.
For more information contact
Emanoe Alfred-National Youth Focal Person
0767693755 or 0718523965