Dubai Vision - Competition Guidelines 2016-2017



PRESS RELEASE 

SMCCU’s “Dubai Vision” Competition is celebrating its awarded schools with a price of 120,000 aed
 

Dubai, UAE: The SMCCU Dubai Vision Competition is going to complete its first year with a big award ceremony to be held on 30th October 2017.
 

The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU) has been playing an increasing role in Dubai’s education sector through its arts, cultural and heritage activities serving the UAE’s school community in the past years.
 

As an active partner of the “Dubai Solar Schools Initiative - by Architaly Green Energy DMCC” and in order to spread knowledge among youth and future generations about the benefits of solar energy, the SMCCU launched last year a unique cultural competition named “ Dubai Vision- Creating the Future Capital of Solar Energy”. 
 

The competition, opened to all Dubai schools, required the students to creatively imagine the future of Dubai as a solar city supporting the Dubai Clean Energy Plan 2050 launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the end of 2015.
 

The competition includes three categories: “Recycled Crafts” (grade 1-4), “ Sustainability Writing” (grade 5-8) and “Imagine Tomorrow” (Grade 9-12).
 

With more than 30 participating schools and a huge number of projects received, SMCCU will be announcing the three winning schools (one per category) on 30th October 2017 during the special award ceremony.
 

In this occasion, each of the 3 winning schools will receive a monetary price of 40,000 aed - for a total of 120,000 aed - sponsored by SMCCU in partnership with Architaly Green Energy DMCC, in order to foster a strong message of “green awareness” and motivate all the Educational Sector to prioritize sustainability programs and green cultural competitions.
 

In the spectacular uniqueness of the SMCCU’s location, such top level event will include not only the representatives of all participating schools but also of the highest UAE’s Educational Institutions supporting once again the belief that sustainable development begins with education. 

 


 

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!!!

I.COMPETITION’S DATES WERE RECENTLY REVISED:

·       6th February 2017: Deadline for Registration at KHDA What Works-Tolerance
·       15th April 2017: Deadline for Project’s Submission
·       1st May 2017:Winning project to be announced
·       4th May 2017: Award ceremony


II.COMPETITION’S RULES:

·       All schools across Dubai are welcome to participate in the competition
·       There will be places for three school years:

CATEGORY 1: RECYCLING CRAFT COMPETITION (Y1-Y4)
CATEGORY 2: SUSTAINABILITY WRITING COMPETITION (Y5-Y8)
CATEGORY 3: “IMAGINE TOMORROW” COMPETITION (Y 9-12)
SCHOLARSHIP SPECIAL AWARD FORM AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN THE EMIRATES

IV. CATEGORY 1: RECYCLING CRAFTS COMEPTITION (Y1 –Y4)

At the heart of this competition is the basic idea that reusing or recycling a material is good, that materials are worth something even after they are thrown away. Children will develop projects about their own vision of the future city of Dubai through recycling crafts and will be inspired to reduce, reuse and recycle!

·       Team competition (Only students from Y1-Y4- no limit in number of group members)
·       Only one project per school
·       Final price of 40,000 AED for winning school

REGISTRATION FORM

V. CATEGORY 2: SUSTAINABILITY WRITING COMPETITION (Y5-Y8)

To actively contribute to celebrate the UAE Year of the Reading 2016, the students will be encouraged to develop their ‘green eye’, a corresponding ‘green pen’ and an ecologically minded story about the future of Dubai as a sustainable and solar energy city.

·       Team competition (Only students from Y5-Y8- no limit in number of group members)
·       Entries must be written in English (Between 750 and 1000 words)
·       Only one project per school
·       Final price of 40,000 AED for winning school

REGISTRATION FORM

VI. CATEGORY 3: “IMAGINE TOMORROW’ COMPETITION (Y9-12)

This competition challenges students from grade 9 to 12 on new ways to support the transition to alternative energy sources. What types of inventions or redesigns will be needed to take full advantage of the solar energy source? How will the city of Dubai be redesigned? What types of behavioral changes will be necessary and how do we bring those about? In this competition, as in life, solutions are limited only by imagination.

·       Team competition (Only students from Y9-Y12- no limit in number of group members)
·       Only one project per school
·       Schools can choose one of the following materials for their projects:

Physical 3D model

Poster presentation

Digital presentation (PowerPoint/ DVD/Video/Website)

·       Final price of 40,000 AED for winning school

REGISTRATION FORM

VII.SCHOLARSHIP SPECIAL AWARD FROM AMERICA UNIVERSITY IN THE EMIRATES (AUE)

The American University of the Emirates (AUE) will award one full year scholarship as a special prize to one student individually entering the competition “Imagine Tomorrow”. The panel of experts from AUE will be judging based on the level of communication of the students with special attention to competition, innovation, creativity, thinking outside the box and critical thinking skills.

·       Individual competition (grade 12 only-to be registered through the school)
·       Max 2 single candidatures per school
·       Students can choose one of the following materials for their projects:

Physical 3D model

Poster presentation

Digital presentation (PowerPoint/ DVD/Video/Website)

·       Final price of a full year scholarship at American University of the Emirates (AUE)

REGISTRATION FORM

PROJECTS’ SUBMISSION

· All projects must be submitted not later than 30th April 2017 to

Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU)
Al Fahidi District, Bur Dubai
Phone: + 971 4 353 6666
Fax: +971 4 353 66 61

You can subscribe on 30th April 2017 directly at What Works-SMCCU's Stage

· All projects must be clearly labeled indicating name of the school, category of competition, number of students per team/ or classes and the following:

Category 1: List of recycled material used
Category 2: Title of the entry end brief description
Category 3: Type of Project and description
Special Award: Type of Project and description


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Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding (SMCCU)
Al Fahidi District, Bur Dubai
Phone: + 971 4 353 6666
Fax: +971 4 353 6661

All entries must be clearly labeled indicating the following

1.     Dubai Vision Competition

2.     Category Name (e.g. “IMAGINE TOMORROW’ (Year 9 – Year 12)

3.     Project Title

4.     Project Description (brief no more than 50 words required)

5.     Full name of the school (and contact)

6.     Student Names and Date of Birth (who worked on the project)

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