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December 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Hotel's first art competition gathers 100,000 entries from students in the northern emirates
Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh
Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman Ajman Municipality, and in association with UAE Ministry of Education, Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman announced the winners of the Go Green Art Competition and awarded the prizes in a grand ceremony held at the hotel's Majestic Ballroom.
The grand prize winners are Obied Abdulrahman of Al Mansoor Primary School in the Grade 2 & 3 Category and
Duaa Jayed Akhter of
Al Amaal English High School in the Grade 4 & 5 Category. The entries of the two students on the theme "
Go Green: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" are selected from amongst the 100,000 entries submitted by students from
Ras Al Khaimah,
Umm Al Quwain, and
His Excellency Sheikh
Abdul Aziz Bin Ali Al Nuaimi, known as the "Green Sheikh" and official Environmental Advisor to the Ajman Government;
Sharifa Moussa, Head of Activity, Ministry of Education;
Rui Barros, Managing Director, and
Bani Haddad, Regional Vice-President,
Middle East and
Africa of Wyndham Hotel Group; and
Sumair Tariq, Managing Director of R Hotels,
Osama Saeed Salman, Vice-President,
Ajman University were present during the ceremony.
Other winners are
Obaida Mohammad of National School as 1
st runner up, and
Ehab Butt of Our Own English High School Fujairah as 2
nd runner up in the Grade 2 & 3 Category, while Krish Kalvani of Our Own English High School Boys Branch and Rashed Ali Alhairy of Our Own English High School Fujairah bagged the second and third place in the Grade 4 & 5 Category. Consolation prizes were also awarded to the top 100 artworks from the participating students.
Iftikhar Hamdani, General Manager, Ramada Hotel and Suites Ajman, said: "We congratulate the winners of our first Green Art competition. The artworks reveal great potentials of these children and serve as testament that their generation has a lot to offer in terms of commitment to environmental protection in the future. We had a very successful turnout and would like to thank Ajman Municipality, Ministry of Education, the teachers and students of the participating schools and our sponsors for their support in this initiative."
The winning entries were judged based on creativity, originality and relevance to the theme. The students used crayon and water or oil paint to illustrate how children can contribute to saving the environment using the 3R approach.