«Mom, Dad, me — an eco-friendly family.» The results of the regional competition of social videos were summed up in Soligorsk

Regional competition of social videos «Mom, Dad, me — an environmentally friendly family!» organized within the framework of the environmental initiative «Creation of a waste collection system for electronic and electrical equipment on the territory of the Soligorsk district of the Minsk region», implemented by the Belarusian public association «Environmental Initiative» within the framework of the project «Civic Engagement in Environmental Monitoring and Improving Environmental Management at the Local Level», funded by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Program in Belarus in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus (hereinafter the Project).
The purpose of the competition is to draw the attention of children and their parents to the problem of electronic and electrical equipment waste, to help form the skills of proper handling of such waste, to stimulate interest in children and young people and creative approaches to solving environmental problems in general.
Schoolchildren aged 6 to 17 years old, living in the territory of Soligorsk and the Soligorsk district of the Minsk region, prepared videos on the topic «Mom, Dad, me — an environmentally friendly family!», which meets the goals and objectives of the Competition. Any ways of filming were allowed (camcorder, digital camera, mobile phone, etc.). Also, animated videos were accepted.
The video submitted for participation in the Competition must draw attention to
the problem of handling waste of electronic and electrical equipment, for example, spent batteries, fluorescent lamps, out-of-order household and electrical appliances, etc. The topic should have been expressed in a positive, concise, intelligible and tolerant form.
Applications for participation were accepted from June 1 to August 31, 2020. On September 10, the jury selected the winners. The jury consisted of representatives of the Ecological Initiative, the Ecological and Biological Center for Children and Youth of the Soligorsk Region, the Center for Technical Creativity of Children and Youth of the Soligorsk Region, as well as P. Sachek, the Project Initiative Coordinator.
The winners who took 1st, 2nd and 3rd places were awarded with valuable prizes from the organizers of the Competition. The remaining 6 finalists also received honorable mentions.

First place — Matvey Brova, a student of the 3rd grade of the State Educational Institution «Secondary School No. 1 of Soligorsk»

Link to the winner’s video https://youtu.be/F00JhWdHXvs

Second place — Vitaliy Chechura, 11 years old, State Educational Institution «Gymnasium No. 1 of Soligorsk»

Link to the winner’s video https://youtu.be/eCXwXnQByJA

Third place — Yesenia Gordeeva, grade 3 student of the State Educational Institution «Secondary School No. 1 of Soligorsk»

Link to the winner’s video https://youtu.be/JqDsrlXDfEM

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