"Zero Waste" competition launched by Ministry to encourage students to participate in the "zero waste" campaign
23 Jan 2022News
The launch of a "zero waste" competition was announced by the Ministry of Municipality, 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 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 its subject, through flexibility, originality, innovation, and creating an aware generation of the importance of waste by developing a methodology of thinking about its management. It will be held from January 22 to March 2, aiming also 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, which contributes to improving the quality of life.
The Ministry of Municipality, in a statement on Saturday, stated that the "zero waste" competition includes three sub-competitions in the fields of drawing and photography, including (watercolor - acrylic - pencil - various materials), the digital art competition, which includes (awareness poster - video - digital design - digital photography), and the handicraft competition (waste recycling).
The ministry indicated that there are 27 awards, including nine awards for each educational stage in the three sub-competitions, and determined the financial value for each stage and its distribution, as well as the participation mechanism, controls and required technical standards. It warned that the artwork must be based on the students' creativity and innovation, adding that a specialized internal school committee will sort the artworks, select the best of them, and submit them for nomination and competition to win prizes. The details of the competition, conditions, prizes, and information about the zero-waste campaign can be viewed through the competition website.
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 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.