Macao, July 18, 2012
To tap the infinite creativity and stimulate artistic potential of the youth in Macao, and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the CEM, CEM will hold the Macao Student Charity Drawing Competition in September. The Competition is co-organized by Macao Artist Association and ORBIS. Winning entries will be collected to produce a 2013 desktop calendar for charity sale and raise funds for ORBIS.
CEM today held a briefing session to introduce the competition rules. Guests attended included President of Macau Artist Society Lai Ieng, Director of Development of ORBIS Macau Vivian Lo, Advisor to Executive Committee Iun Iok Meng and CEM Communications and Public Affairs Senior Manager Cecilia Nip.
Iun Iok Meng said that the competition will be held at CEM Coloane Power Station, and this is the first time that CEM opens the Coloane Power Station for the public drawing competition venue.
The Competition themes on “energy delivers quality of life”, and 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 certificate.
The Coloane Power Station will be open to participants during: 2:30pm to 5:00pm on September 15 (Saturday), 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).
Participants should draw their pictures on the spot and hand them in within the prescribed time limit. There is no restriction on types of drawing (both live drawing and free-style drawing are allowed). Each participant may submit four drawings at most (one drawing for each time period).
Students must opt to sign up for the Competition as an individual or through schools or associations. Those who participate in the Competition as an individual may arrive at the site via their parents’ vehicles or CEM’s shuttle buses. They may take the buses at Hotel Sintra at 1:45pm and at Olympic Sport Centre Stadium (Taipa) at 2:00pm on September 15 and 22, at Hotel Sintra at 8:45am and at Olympic Sport Centre Stadium (Taipa) at 9:00am on September 16 and 23. Schools or associations that arrange students to participate in the Competition should arrange their own vehicles and teachers to lead the group.
Lai Ieng said different from other student drawing competitions, this one not only allows teenagers to participate in fundraising events, but also familiarize them with the process of electricity generation. It’s unique and meaningful. Vivian Lo extended her gratitude to CEM for hosting the Competition and fundraising event to raise money for ORBIS, which enables more visually impaired people to recover their sight and more local teenagers to engage in fundraising events and to understand the work of ORBIS.
The enrollment for the Macao Student Charity Drawing Competition starts now and ends on September 6. Competition rules and application forms are available for download from CEM website www.cem-macau.com. For enquiries, please contact Mr. Sou from CEM Communications and Public Affairs Office on 8393 1206.