MANILA, Philippines?In line with Philippine efforts to promote global peace and security, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has launched logo and slogan contests calling for global action on disarmament and non-proliferation.
The contests also aim to educate and inform the Filipino public of the crucial role that the Philippines will assume as president-elect of the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference (NPT RevCon) on May 3 to 28 at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
?The NPT is an essential cornerstone in the global pursuit of nuclear disarmament. It was designed to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons and weapons technology, to further the goal of nuclear disarmament and general and complete disarmament, and to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy,? the DFA said in a statement.
The two contests are open to all Filipinos, 16 years and above, who are residing in the Philippines. Deadline of submission of entries is on March 15, while the announcement and awarding of winners will be in April 2010.
The winner for the logo contest will receive a cash prize of P10,000.00 while winners of the slogan contest will receive a cash prize of P5,000.00 (first prize); P3,000 (second prize); and P2,000 (third prize). Winners will be given free air fare to Manila for the awarding ceremony.
The winning entries will be used by the Philippines as its official logo and slogan prior to and during its 2010 NPT RevCon Presidency.
For the full contest mechanics, please see the DFA website.