Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Future of Port Moresby: Earth Day Art Contest winners announced

One of the winning entries in the Earth Day 2009 Art Contest
NCDC Governor Powes Parkop and US Ambassador Leslie Rowe are pleased to announce the winners of the 2009 Earth Day Art Contest.
The theme of the contest is “The Future of Port Moresby,” and contestants submitted many inspirational designs for their vision of the future of their city.
The art contest winners are Imelda Marie Takesi (0-4 years); Breach Robilliard, Oule Memehere, Oudin Lagaia (5-11 years); Jerry Tsinabi, Elisa Napu, Timothy Charles (12-17 years); Frank Aep (adult).
The honorable mentions are Vincent Maso and Yoni Donia.
Prizes will be awarded on April 25 during the Earth Day cleanup of Ela Beach.
The goal of the Earth Day event is to raise environmental awareness and promote a sense of responsibility and pride in the beautiful natural environment of Port Moresby.
This year’s event includes the local art contest and a trash cleanup of Ela Beach and the Sea Park.
Everyone is welcome to come join in the fun of Earth Day.
The celebration will be on Saturday April 25th on Ela Beach from 8.30am to 12pm.
There will be a trash cleanup of Ela Beach and the Sea Park from 8.30am to 10am.
Bring the whole family and enjoy the local art display, face painting and a drama performance by Watete.
NCDC City manager Leslie Alu, US. Embassy Chargé d'Affaires Paul Berg and Governor Powes Parkop will speak about Earth Day and the beautiful environment of Port Moresby.
Following the remarks there will be an awards presentation to the winners of the Earth Day Art Contest.
This is the third Earth Day celebration in Papua New Guinea and it is the 39th anniversary of Earth Day.
Earth Day is celebrated in 174 countries simultaneously by people of different ethnicities, religions and cultures.
Sponsors of this year’s contest were: Air Niugini, Trukai, City Pharmacy, NBC, Daltron, St John’s Ambulance, Coca-Cola, KK Kingston, Theodist NCDC, the US Embassy and PNG Gardener.
To learn more visit .
All are welcome to help keep Port Moresby clean and green by joining the festivities on the “Dei Blong Mama Graun” at Ela Beach.
For more information, contact Christine Nixon at (675) 3211455, Ext. 2104

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