The judging panel at the event.
DOHA: A pilot Junior Environmental Filmmaker competition by ConocoPhillips’ Global Water Sustainability Centre (GWSC) has received 17 short films from schools.
The competition ‘Water, Camera, Action!’ called for short films on water sustainability in Qatar, highlighting the importance of water and raising awareness about water conservation.
The top three films will be screened at an awards ceremony with each member of the winning teams receiving a special gift and their schools a trophy.
The winning videos will also be featured at the 2014 Environment Fair.
A judging panel reviewed and evaluated the short films, scoring each based on the theme, creativity, originality, presentation, impact and strength of message, motivational and inspirational elements, production quality, overall delivery and effort.
The panel comprised key figures in the environment field in Qatar, including Somaya Al Mutawa, Head of Community Awareness and Development at Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa); Abdulla Al Hajjaj, Environment Specialist at Qatar Foundation; Rand Agha, Corporate Citizenship Officer at Qatargas; Sadiq Gholoum Mohammed, Head of Environmental Assessment Project at Qatar Petroleum; Abdulrahman Al Abduljabbar, Environment Adviser at the Ministry of Environment; Dr Samer Adham, Managing Director of Global Water Sustainability Center (GWSC); Salem Al Halbadi, Director of Government Affairs at ConocoPhillips, and Gary Sykes, President, ConocoPhillips Qatar.
Al Mutawa said, “I really enjoyed watching the films produced by the students. They found unique and creative ways to raise awareness about water conservation and highlighted the extent of work and effort Qatar’s next generation is prepared to dedicate to worthwhile initiatives that address the country’s future.”
Since its inception, GWSC hosted over 3,000 students from schools all around Qatar to promote water conservation in a unique and compelling way.
To maintain and pursue this goal of promoting water conservation and raising awareness of GWSC on the community level, the competition was created as one of the initiatives that are ongoing.