Miri – 13 August 2013 – Entries are open for the first-ever ‘Newspaper Bag Design & Break Competition’ being organised by the student-run Curtin Environmental Club (CEC) of Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) in conjunction with the university’s Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2013 on 14 September 2013.
The competition, which offers attractive cash prizes to the winners, requires participants to fabricate shopping bags out of used newspapers according to specific sizes, which will then be put through load tests to see which can withstand the greatest load. It is open to members of the public regardless of age, as well as students of local schools, and entry is free of charge.
The participants are encouraged to be as creative as possible in their designs, yet keep within the competition rules, which include using only newspapers and glue to fabricate the bags, and ensuring the length and height of their bags are between 20 cm and 30 cm and the width does not exceed 15 cm. The bags must also have at least one handle, which must not exceed 20 cm in height, and the maximum self-weight of the bags must not exceed 100 gm.
Participants can submit only one bag each in the competition and they are required to bring their bags for load tests and judging at the LTBS 1 Lecture Theatre in the university’s School of Business (Heron 2) building anytime between 10 am and 1 pm on 14 September 2013. The prize-giving will be at 3 pm.
According to Han Yi Chiew, president of the CEC, the competition supports Curtin Sarawak’s environmental sustainability programme and Miri’s goal of becoming a ‘green city’. It is being supported by the Miri City Council and corporate sponsors.
The first-prize winner stands to win RM300 cash, while the second and third-prize winners will receive RM200 and RM100 respectively.
For more information on the competition, contact Han Yi Chiew at 012-831 2929 or the Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2013 Secretariat at 085-443806, or alternatively, by email to [email protected] or [email protected].
Other competitions being held in conjunction with Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2013 are a Frisbee Competition and Fishing Competition, both of which are also open to the public. More details are available on the Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2013 webpage at www.curtin.edu.my/openday2013/.
Curtin Sarawak, Curtin University’s largest international campus, will be using the Curtin Sarawak Open Day 2013 to showcase how it is helping Curtin fulfill its vision to be a recognised international leader in research and education. The event on from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm will be an opportunity for prospective students and their parents, as well as the local community, to visit Curtin Sarawak and discover what it has to offer in terms of academic programmes, facilities and campus life. The event attracts visitors in the thousands each year, and last year, a record 6,130 visitors attended.
For more information on Curtin Sarawak, visit its website at www.curtin.edu.my, its Facebook page at facebook.com/CurtinUniversitySarawakMalaysia, Twitter profile at twitter.com/curtinsarawak, YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/CurtinUniSarawak, or Instagram at instagram.com/curtinsarawak.