Eight students won the Regulated Industries Commission’s (RIC) Water Conservation Mascot Design Competition.
The prize-giving ceremony took place at 9am on Friday at the RIC’s office located at 88 Queen Janelle Commissiong Street, Port of Spain.
On April 1, the competition was open to primary and secondary school students from the ages of seven to 17.
Interested participants were required to submit their mascot designs which could have been a drawn image or a mascot digitally created using computer graphics. All design entries were required to be accompanied by a 150-250-word description of the design, which included an explanation of what inspired it.
The competition ran for eight weeks and an online favourite was decided by voting on Facebook while the overall and special prize winners were decided by an internal RIC Committee.
The winners are:
1. Cheryse Henry – Overall Co-Winner – HP Laptop
2. Jabari Hutchinson – Overall Co-Winner -– HP Laptop
3. Raeesa Mustapha – Online Winner – Samsung Galaxy Tab
4. Angelo Mahabir – Special Prize -–Amazon Fire Tab
5. Elijah Augustine– Special Prize – Amazon Fire Tab
6. Elisabeth Francis –Special Prize – Amazon Fire Tab
7. Aaron Ramroop – Special Prize – Amazon Fire Tab
8. Vinaya Ramsahai – Special Prize – Amazon Fire Tab
The RIC is the statutory body that regulates the water, wastewater and electricity sectors in Trinidad and Tobago.
As part of its mandate, the RIC seeks to ensure that consumer expectations of consistency and reliability from the water and electricity utility service providers are met and/or exceeded.
The RIC said it is committed to the promotion of proper water use practices to ensure sustainable water access and delivery in Trinidad and Tobago.
As such, the Commission embarked on a public education water conservation campaign which commenced with the design of a water conservation mascot that would be a central figure to promote this initiative.
“It has been proven that mascots help play a significant role in engaging and captivating young audiences and inspiring them to participate in activities such as this one which is geared toward the preservation of this limited natural resource.”
The RIC was pleased to present its overall and special prize winners with their respective awards and recognises the exceptional effort made by all entrants.
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