Macao, 15 September 2012
To tap the infinite creativity and stimulate artistic potential of the youth in Macao, and to celebrate its 40th anniversary, CEM partners with the Macao Artist Association and ORBIS to hold the Macao Student Charity Drawing Competition at the Coloane Power Station this month. Around 200 students participated in the first day’s competition, which was held between 2:30pm and 5pm on September 15. The remaining three matches will be held at 9:30am to 12:00 noon on September 16 (Sunday), 2:30pm to 5:00pm on September 22 (Saturday) and 9:30am to 12:00 noon on September 23 (Sunday), respectively. The four matches have attracted a total of about 400 participations.
According to CEM, this competition is not an ordinary student drawing competition, as winning entries will be used to produce a 2013 desktop calendar for charity sale and raise funds for ORBIS. This one not only allows teenagers to participate in meaningful fundraising events but may also help more visually impaired people to recover their sight.
Vice President of Macau Artist Society Ng Wai Kin (Judge), Director General Sio In Leong (Judge), Secretary General Pun Kam Leng (Judge), Director of Development of ORBIS Macau Vivian Lo (Judge), Generation Department Ip Kam Veng (Judge) and CEM Communications and Public Affairs Office Senior Manager Cecilia Nip attended the first day’s match. While the students concentrated on their drawing, their teachers and parents accompanied aside at the Coloane Power Station to support and encourage them. Their presence made the quiet power station become more pleasant and alive.
This is the first time for CEM to open the Coloane Power Station to the public as a drawing competition venue. CEM hopes the participants can show their creativity in the competition, which themes on “energy delivers quality of life”. Participants will be divided into two groups of 8 to 12 years old and 13 to 18 years old. Each group will have one Gold Award winner with MOP 3,000 and trophy, one Silver Award winner with MOP 2,000 and trophy, a Bronze Award winner with MOP 1,000 and trophy, and twelve Excellence Award winners with MOP 500 and certificates.
Entries will be voted by a panel of judges composed of three representatives from Macau Artist Society, three representatives from CEM and one representative from ORBIS. Results will be published on CEM website www.cem-macau.com on 9 October. Winners will be notified individually. Awards will be presented during CEM’s Energy Fun Fair at Tap Seac Square on 14 October. Selected entries will be displayed at the Fun Fair.