KUCHING: World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia (WWF-Malaysia), Sarawak Conservation Programme is holding a drawing contest in connection with the coming Earth Hour 2020.
This contest is open to anyone aged 15 years old and above who are currently studying or working in Sarawak.
For Earth Hour 2020, WWF-Malaysia focuses on wildlife conservation, thus the objectives of the contest are to reflect the voices and opinions of students/public on wildlife conservation through the arts.
At the same time, the contest aimed to encourage individual lifestyle changes that are more environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible as well as engage with students and public on wildlife conservation through the arts and social media.
WWF-Malaysia Sarawak’s head of conservation, Dr Jason Hon, urged the public to join people around the world to observe Earth Hour on March 28 between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, by turning off non-essential lights.
He stated that although the one-hour observation during Earth Hour is only a symbolic event, it should inspire people to take initiatives beyond the 60 minutes and continue to voice out their concerns about nature, and put words into impactful actions.
“Small actions like drawing wildlife-related artwork can be used as awareness-raising tool to spread conservation messages and lend a hand to Mother Nature,” he said in a recent statement.
“This year, 2020 is the super year for biodiversity. It is the time to highlight the importance of our biodiversity and work together to halt further loss of our forests and wildlife.
All wild animal and plant species are part of the biodiversity as well as the livelihoods of people, especially those who live closest to nature,” he said.
Visit WWF-Malaysia’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wwfmy and Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/wwfmy for more information on themes, guidelines and rules, as well as prizes.
Participation is free. The closing date for this contest is March 31.
For any inquiry, please contact 082-247 420 during office hours from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org