If you’re up for a challenge to keep you busy during this quarantine, then sign up in one of these five online competitions that have been launched recently by the General Department of Education in Riyadh.
The five competitions target students and cover various domains, the competitions have been launched on April 9th and close on the 20th.
These competitions include best short film, the online student activity hackathon 2020 for the best coronavirus crisis solutions, ideas and initiatives, robots and coronavirus, the best daily schedule, and a message to the heroes of education.
According to the director general of the Department of Education in Riyadh, Hamad Al-Wahaibi, these competitions aims at encouraging students to take part in something beneficial that can keep them busy during this crisis.
It is also an attempt to have them invest their own free time for something that can benefit them, and eventually lift up their spirits during the lockdown especially with valuable prizes as incentives.
“These competitions give students the opportunity to showcase their talents, experiences and creativity during this crisis, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which we and the whole world are experiencing.” Al-Wahaibi said.
The Short Film Competition
The competition requires a visual production of less than two minutes covering one of these topics, the Kingdom’s efforts in fighting coronavirus or the efforts of the Ministry of Education in promoting distance learning.
It is a competition through which students are asked to deliver creative technology solutions for the coronavirus crisis.
“In the robots and coronavirus competition, students compete to design robotic projects as a modern innovative means in the fields of raising awareness about coronavirus and preventing it. In the best message to education heroes competition, students compete to write a letter of no more than 300 words to the heroes of education.” The assistant director general for educational affairs, Abdullah Al-Ghannam, said.
Students competing in the short film competition should submit their work via the email address firstname.lastname@example.org, meanwhile other submissions can be sent at email@example.com.
Winners of the first five places will receive cash prizes; a prize of SR2,000 will go to the first place, SR1,500 for second, SR1,000 for third, SR750 for fourth, and SR500 for fifth place.
We urge parents to encourage their kids to take part in one of the competitions as they combine education with entertainment.