Philippine Ngo Launches Negros Occ. Junior Green Artists Summer Competition

Bacolod City, Philippines, April 02, 2013 --( Greenwatch Philippines Inc. (GPI) launches its Negros Occidental Junior Green Artists Summer Competition on April 15-22, that aims to involve the Filipino youth in promoting environmental awareness within their ranks and the community at large. GPI aims to tap the artistic talents of elementary school pupils to create works of art that depict the perils of global warming and climate change. Negros Occidental is one of the two provinces in Negros Island found in the Visayas group of the Philippine archipelago.

This year will put young artists from Negros Occ. public schools in an inter-city competition. On-the-spot painting contests will be organized in Bago, La Carlota, Himamaylan and Kabankalan cities between April 15 to 18. The project is in cooperation with the Negros Occ. provincial government, offices of the respective district representatives, city officials, school district superintendents, principals and the teachers concerned.

Prizes will be awarded to winners in the city level competitions. The winners and their respective coaches will receive Certificates of Recognition. The winning pieces in the city levels will be displayed at SM City Bacolod between April 20 to 22 as part of the provincial Earth Day 2013 celebrations, and over-all winners will be judged. Additional prizes and Certificates of Recognition will be awarded to the over-all winners and their coaches, who will be announced during the closing ceremonies of Earth Day 2013 celebrations at SM Bacolod on April 22. GPI is one of Earth Day 2013 Bacolod and Negros Occ. convenors.

The Negros Occ. Junior Green Artists initiative is in line with GPI's objectives to promote a Jr. Greenwatchers program to educate, encourage and provide opportunities for students to take an active role in protecting the environment; to hold poetry and poster-making contests among the students; to conduct letter drives to decision-makers in business and the government to think about how their actions will affect future generations; and work with other environmental groups and non-government organizations in other parts of the world, sharing information and participating in worldwide campaigns to protect Mother Earth.

GPI seeks the support of environmentally concerned Negrenses, civic organizations and the business community. It welcomes partners who can help in directing the creative energy of the youth into environmental awareness, and in moulding them to become responsible citizens.
Greenwatch Philippines Inc.
Salvie Einosas