Anuradha ShettyJul 11, 2012 16:22:01 IST
Responsibility towards one's environment is the need of the hour. A lot has already been said and written about it and now Acer Inc. has announced a unique global green contest for students, called the Incredible Green Contest. The Incredible Green Contest registration is open until October 31st, 2012 and is open to all students across the globe, sans limitation to age, nationality, or gender, as individual or team contestants. The first prize is US$60,000. Entries will be selected in three rounds of competition: preliminary, first and final rounds. Entry proposals are to be written in English, which will be followed by presentations including digital audiovisuals, demonstrations, models or simulations. The entries will be judged by a panel of respected international academics and representatives from leading global enterprises, who will select winners (or winning teams) based on the criteria of green environmental protection contributions, feasibility, and innovation.
Launches Incredible Green Contest for students globally
To promote Taiwan’s integration with the global green movement, Acer Foundation and Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE) are jointly sponsoring the Incredible Green Contest, which is an international competition that is focusing on ‘green, innovative, ICT solutions’. The contest plans to advance environmental protection across the planet, promote green lifestyles, and enhance awareness of green environmental protection issues. Students from across the globe have been invited to join and draw on their youthful creativity to innovate new ICT applications that change our lifestyles.
Mr. S Rajendran, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer India adds, "Acer’s strong foothold in both government and private education segment will form an ideal platform for us to promote this contest through multiple platforms. Our robust network and association with channel community and Large Format Retail (LFR) stores will help us reach out to a larger base of students across the country. Apart from exploring on ground activations, we will also capitalize on the new age media to reach out to the student community. This is one of the most powerful medium as most of the students are acquainted with social media platforms such as facebook, twitter, YouTube and others. We expect great enthusiasm from students and support from all the parents to participate in such an exciting event."
Acer Foundation and TAISE, according to the official statement, believe that this unique competition which harnesses diverse leadership demands from the fields of diplomacy, environmental protection, academic interchange, and industry will not only enhance global status and international competitiveness, promote international exchanges, but will also help create a new milieu for fostering green environmental protection, and the whole world can then see the green innovation action of Taiwan.
For more information, visit Acer Foundation’s Incredible Green Contest official competition website at - http://greencontest.acerfoundation.org.tw/
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