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Excellent results in the climate change painting competition

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Twenty-two counties and cities across Taiwan — with 692 schools and a total of 2,902 students — participated in this year's Climate Change Painting Competition, the Taiwan Institute for Sustainable Energy (TAISE) said. There were also student participants from remote communities and offshore islands.

The entries were outstanding, and it was not easy to select the winning entries, TAISE said. This year the winning entry for the Junior High division, Ming-Chun Hsiao, hails from Pingtung County's Nanjung Junior High. First place in the elementary division went to Sung-Ling Yang, from Tainan's Baihe Elementary School. Their works were remarkable for their creative interpretation of caring for our climate and environment, a TAISE representative said.

This year's entries were outstanding in quality, and the judges appreciate the tremendous work that went into each entry expressing the students' concern and ideas about Taiwan's environment. The judging was very earnest, TAISE said.

TAISE Chairman Dr. Eugene Chien (簡又新) noted that the Climate Change Painting Competition is now in its fifth consecutive year and the purpose of hosting the event is to give our children an opportunity to develop their environmental awareness and to take critical positive steps to expressing their willingness to care for our planet. The competition will remain one of TAISE's most important climate change education events.

  The winning entries of the nationwide 2014 Climate Change Painting Competition (Age 10-15) will be displayed between July and September at the Taoyuan International Airport and from September through November at the Kaohsiung International Airport. We hope this will allow the world to admire the excellent works of Taiwan's children and their creativity while learning about the importance of climate change issues, sounding the alarm about the imperative of global environmental protection, TAISE stated.

To find the names of all the winners, please visit the official competition

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