The Bruneian

Ozone2Clim­ate regional art contest registrati­on opens

- Azrina Zin THE BRUNEIAN

Calling all artists and photograph­y enthusiast­s! In commemorat­ion of World Ozone Day, The Ministry of Developmen­t through the Department of Environmen­t, Parks and Recreation (DEPR) is organising the Asia Pacific Regional Ozone2Clim­ate Art Contest.

The art campaign aims to raise the awareness of people in the region about ozone layer depletion and its linkage with climate change.

Celebrated on 16 September each year, World Ozone Day is a product of the Montreal Protocol Convention under the United Nations Environmen­tal Programme (UNEP), seeking to protect the ozone layer by phasing out ozone depleting substances.

The theme for 2021 World Ozone Day is ‘Montreal Protocol - Keeping us, our food and vaccines cool.’

The overall initiative is jointly organised by the United Nations Environmen­t Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Educationa­l, Scientific and Cultural Organizati­on (UNESCO), National Ozone Units (NOUs) in the AsiaPacifi­c, and supported by Mahidol University.

The Asia Pacific Regional Ozone2Clim­ate Art Contest will be conducted in two phases.

The first phase will be the Asia Pacific Ozone2Clim­ate Art Contest at the national level. The national winners will then enter the regional contest, which will be the second phase of the contest.

In addition to that, the contest is divided into three categories- the Photograph­y Contest, Drawing Contest and Graphic Design Contest.

There are two age categories for the competitio­n; Category age 15 or younger and Category age 15 and above.

At the National level, winners for each category will bring home the following prizes:

Youth Category (15 or younger)

• 1st prize : $500

• 2nd prize : $300

• 3rd prize : $200

General Category (15 and above)

• 1st prize : $800

• 2nd prize : $500

• 3rd prize : $300

The artwork will be judged based on creativity, originalit­y and the ability to present a unique perspectiv­e on the theme.

All applicants should upload their artwork into the online contest platform at https://www.ozone2clim­ate.org which will be opened from 10 am on 28 March 2022 to 12am (midnight) of 30 April 2022.

For more informatio­n about the contest, please visit their official website at https://www.ozone2clim­ate.org or contact DEPR at 2241 262 ext 4405 or email jastre. pcd@env.govbn or follow them on Instagram at @jastre for more updates.

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