Monday, December 13, 2010

Thunderbird Resorts hold environment-themed writing contests in Rizal and La Union

Having in mind both the environment and the students of its communities, Thunderbird Resorts together with the Department of Education Center for Student and Co-Curricular Affairs is holding the first “Thunderbird Resorts Efforts on Environmental Sustainability (TREES) Writing Contest”.

Focusing on the theme “My Community and the Environment”, high school students can further the awareness campaign for their community’s environmental projects.

Participating schools in Rizal and La Union will have their third year and fourth year students submit as a requirement for their English class an original and unpublished essay on their community’s environmental programs and projects; on what can still be done; and on how they plan to help.

Among the submissions, only one entry will be chosen to represent the school. Then a total of 25 finalists per province will be selected to participate in an on-the-spot writing contest to be held at Thunderbird Resorts in Binangonan, Rizal and in Poro Point, La Union.

There will be one winner per province to receive P100,000 prize money and P50,000 donation for their schools. Aside from the cash prizes, the winning essay pieces will be published in national broadsheets.

On the other hand, finalists will get a P5,000 consolation prize and P10,000 school donation.

Thunderbird Resorts, a global property developer of themed leisure & amusement destinations with resorts in Peru, India, and Costa Rica, is an advocate of the use of sustainable resources. The company has partnered with organizations such as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, World Wide Fund, and

“We have always supported environmental projects,” says Thunderbird Resorts Vice President Raul Sueiro. “After the onslaught of typhoons such as Ondoy and Pepeng, we saw more than ever the need to inspire environmental values and involvement, especially among the youth; after all, they will be our future leaders and will have the most potential to affect change.”

Deadline of submission for school entries is on February 18, 2011; while the on-the-spot writing contest will be held on March 26, 2011 during the celebration of Earth Hour.

Contact person: Myra Lorredo

T: (0906)5042022 / (02)8865555




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