Launch of the 7th Anugerah Hijau Competition

Left to right: Dato’ Cynthia Lim Mooi Pang (Executive Director, LBS Bina Group Berhad), Mr. Eddie Razak (Executive Vice President, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia), Tuan Haji Mohd Anuar bin Haji Abdul Hamid (Deputy Director of Curriculum & Arts, MOE) & Puan Yasmin Rasyid (President of EcoKnights).Left to right: Dato’ Cynthia Lim Mooi Pang (Executive Director, LBS Bina Group Berhad), Mr. Eddie Razak (Executive Vice President, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia), Tuan Haji Mohd Anuar bin Haji Abdul Hamid (Deputy Director of Curriculum & Arts, MOE) & Puan Yasmin Rasyid (President of EcoKnights) - image credit: Malaysian Reserve.

On 30th March, 2015, EcoKnights has proudly launched the Anugerah Hijau Competition; a nationwide green competition for youths between the ages of 16-29. The launching event started at 3.30 p.m. and was held at The Square at Publika.

The event was attended by Deputy Director of Curriculum & Arts, KPM Tuan Haji Mohd Anuar bin Haji Abdul Hamid, En. Eddie Razak Executive Vice President, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia, Dato’ Cynthia Lim Mooi Pang Executive Director, LBS Bina Group Berhad, and Yasmin Rasyid, President of EcoKnights. The event was also attended by media, mentors and judges, and sponsors as well as interested public. The crowd was entertained by eco-loving singer-songwriter Jes Ebrahim, who performed 3 songs.

The competition has three competitive categories; Green Space (sustainable architecture), Green Music (environment-themed songs), and Green Innovation (creation of innovative and upcycled products).

This year we welcome Thirukumaran Jallendran Vice President of the Malaysian Green Building Confederation (MGBC), Serina HIjjaz the Director of Hijaz Architect, and Bon Eng founder of Simplex Design Sdn. Bhd. as the judges and mentors for the Green Space category. 

Whilst for Green Innovation Category, Daniel Loy, the Vice President of Social Innovation and Communications, and Yasmin Rasyid, Founder and President of EcoKnights will be the mentors and judges.

For Green Music Category we will have singer-songwriter Loy Ekzan from iM4U as the judge and mentor.

Anugerah Hijau have AIM (Agensi Inovasi Malaysia) as Green Innovation Partner, LBS Bina Berhad as Green Space Partner, iM4U and Big A Production as Green Music Co-Partner, whilst MGBC, PAM, Vive, and Green Team iM4U as supporters.

Cash prizes & recognition plaque awards will be given out to the top three (3) projects of each category in October. On top of that, the winning works will be featured in local media and magazine. Youth are encouraged to send their ideas online today.

Anugerah Hijau will be a good stepping stone for youth to display their innovative skills and creative talent, especially in the fields of architecture, music and inventions as well as to show their passion in addressing environmental concerns.

The submission can be submitted to the Anugerah Hijau official website at http://anugerahhijau.my/submit-idea.html and the deadline for all submissions is 28th June 2015 at 11.59 p.m. for all three categories.

More information of Anugerah Hijau can be accessed at www.anugerahhijau.my

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