Press Release: Get It Green – A Low Carbon Creativity Competition for Youth, Calls for Entries with an Expedition to Antarctica up for Grabs

The ‘Get It Green’ (‘GIG’) competition, jointly organized by the Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC) and Civic Exchange, with the funding support of the Environment & Conservation Fund of the HKSAR Government, is inviting youth aged 25 and under to submit entries related to climate change and low carbon living. An eco-expedition to Antarctica is among many of the great prizes 
being offered. 
 
Young people are encouraged to participate ‘GIG’ and be involved in the learning process through the 3 unique components:
 
(1) ’GIG’ Challenge – young people can take the quiz challenge on the ‘GIG’ facebook site to demonstrate how green they are. Educational materials are provided as hints for difficult questions;
 
(2) ‘GIG’ Competition – young people (there are 3 age categories) can sign up and upload their competition entries (there are 4 theme categories) via the ‘GIG’ facebook site before the deadline on 4 October 2010, to present their knowledge and creativity on climate change issues;
 
(3) ‘GIG’ Youth Summit – best entries will be selected to be presented and judged during the ‘GIG’ Youth Summit on 7 November 2010. Young people can share their creative ideas, and learn through panel discussions with well-known climate experts during the Youth Summit. 
 
There are great prizes to be won, including an eco-expedition to Antarctica for the 18-25 years winner, a week-long ‘Climate Cool’ camp with students from all over China for the secondary school winner, and an exciting one day eco-excursion to Lantau for the primary school winner. Finalists’ entries will be showcased in Hong Kong venues and publications, and will be uploaded onto the ‘GIG’ Facebook site for fans to view and vote for in the People’s Choice award. Plus lots more. Please refer to the FAQs on the GIG facebook site for more details on the ‘GIG’ competition and prizes. 
 
 ‘GIG’ is an extended youth component of ‘Climate Dialogue’, an international conference on climate change which will be held in Hong Kong from 3-6 November, 2010, when delegates from around the world will gather to discuss climate change and low carbon living. Please visit http://climate.dialogue.org.hk for details.