Tuesday, June 23, 2009

ICRC & Malaysian Red Crescent Essay Competition

Thanks to my loyal blog reader for this. This is adapted from NST.

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THE International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Malaysian Red Crescent, with the support of the Education Ministry, are organising an essay writing competition on International Humanitarian Law.

The contest, which is open to Forms Four and Five students, marks the 60th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, the foundation of International Humanitarian Law.

It reflects the fact that Malaysia is the first country in Asia in which the principles of International Humanitarian Law have been integrated into the national education curriculum (Civics and Citizenship Education) for secondary schools.

Students are invited to write on one of the following topics: Humanity in War, The Importance of International Humanitarian Law in Protecting Life and Human Dignity or The Importance of Learning International Humanitarian Law. The essay must be written in either Bahasa Malaysia or English and between 800 and 1,200 words (with the exact word count stated at the end of the essay).

All entries must reach the ICRC Kuala Lumpur by July 15 on or before noon either via post (ICRC, Unit 50-11-1, Level 11, Wisma UOA Damansara, No. 50, Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur) or email kuala_lumpur.kua@icrc.org
Individual prizes will be given as follows for both the Bahasa Malaysia and English categories:

First Prize: RM1.000

Second Prize: RM700

Third Prize: RM500

For details, contact Chin Li Li at 03-2084-1807 or email com.kua@icrc.org

1 comment:

SaPPhiRe DraGoN said...

Does it mean those who are not F4 and F5 cannot participate?