Muscat: The results of the 11th annual SAI & Times of Oman Open Essay Writing and Poster Making Competition, organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, for school children on value themes under the banner of 'Spreading The Light Through Human Values - 2014' have been declared.
The results were declared following an exacting process of three-tier evaluation.
From among the 4,398 students from 247 schools all over Oman registered for the event, 651 children have made it to the prize winners' list.
The SAI group congratulated the winners and all the participants for their thought provoking and creative efforts and also their institutions, families and friends who have guided these children to participate in this unique endeavour.
"Every participant is a winner in this event that gave an opportunity to everyone to contemplate on values, which itself is an enriching experience that is bound to remain with them throughout their journey of life," says a SAI coordinator.
The prize winners' list has been uploaded on the website www.saivaluesoman.org. Three prizes are awarded in each group as well as in every category of schools, in each region. In addition, consolation prizes are also given. All participants will receive participation certificates.
The award presentation ceremony for the Muscat Governorate will be held on Monday, June 2 at the Indian School, Al Ghubra (ISG) at 5pm. The winners are requested to be at the venue by 4pm. Saud Harib Hamood Al Habsi, director-general of Projects and Maintenance, Ministry of Education, Sultanate of Oman will be the chief guest for the award ceremony.
Prizes for the winners of the schools in the interior regions (other than Muscat) will be handed over to the schools through the MoE representatives in the respective regions.
However, students who wish to receive the awards on June 2 at ISG are free to do so provided they give advance information to the organisers about their availability. Participation certificates for all the participants can be collected at the venue itself on June 2. The top three winning essays and posters will be on display at the ISG during the award ceremony.
The contest was held in April in three phases and at different locations — Muscat, Sohar, Nizwa, Sur, Buraimi and Salalah for the schools in the respective regions and attracted keen enthusiasm and participation from the students of Omani Arabic, Omani Private (Bilingual, Monolingual and Global), special education and international schools in Oman.
The judges who evaluated found it very interesting to read the minds of the children through their creative output in the form of essays and colourful posters and appreciated the hard work of the children in dealing with the topics 'I love my family', 'Study to be steady', 'Protect and not pollute nature' and 'Driving faster can cause disaster.'
Each entry was evaluated by three judges, drawn from amongst the professionals and experts in these areas, MoE officials as well as members of the SAI Group.
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