The International Environmental Children’s Drawing Contest

Two Israeli girls win 2003 contest, 2004 contest announced

Two Israeli schoolgirls were awarded a diploma of honorable mention for paintings depicting environmental quality, as the contest’s sponsors in Israel, the Standards Institution of Israel (SII) and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, announced the continuation of the contest in 2004.

The girls, among hundreds of Israeli schoolchildren who participated in the contest, were awarded their certificates in a ceremony attended by Ministry Director General Ronit Tirosh and Ziva Patir, SII Director General.

“Quality begins when you’re young, and it’s at that age that we must impart the idea of quality to our children,” said Patir at the ceremony. “By making children aware of environmental quality, we raise the prospect of improving the environment and living in a cleaner world.”

The Israeli contest is part of an international competition, now in its fifth year, in which tens of thousands of children aged seven to fifteen from 60 countries participate. The subjects the children choose range from love of the environment to ambition to preserve it. The Israeli contest reaches a peak of public awareness during National Quality Week, to be held this year May 16-20.

The international competition resulted from the efforts of IQNet, the international certification network, and the Japan Quality Assurance Association (JQA). Winning entries are displayed at United Nations general assambly building in New York and are reproduced on widely-distributed postcards.

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Vered Oren
The Standards Institution of Israel