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Carnival Painting and Craft Competition - 2017  

This competition is organised annually so as to promote Maltese Culture and traditions.  Students are invited to take part by submitted a painting or a collage or even a miniature carnival float.  The entries were exhibited at the Students Services Department Hall.  A total of three hundred and fifty-three entries from forty-one schools participated in this competition.  The students hailed from among Church, Independent and State Primary, Secondary and Resource Centres.  Below are some of the students' works.







Christmas Crib Competition - 2016

The Christmas Crib Competition is an annual activity open for primary, secondary, post-scondary schools and education resource centres.  The competition consisted of three categories; these are: The Traditional Maltese Christmas Crib.  The Modern Christmas Crib and the Grotta.  The number of cribs participating in the Crib 2016 Competition was 478; these were submitted from 25 schools in Malta.  There were 76 cribs from  7 schools in Gozo.  Mr Preca and guests, who attended the Christmas Mass organised for school children at St. John's Co-Cathedral, Valletta - as well as at the Ta' Pinu Sanctuary, Għarb Gozo - were shown around the crib exhibits.





Peace Poster Contest 2016-2017

 The 29th Annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest was held in October 2016.  The theme of the Peace Poster Contest for 2016 was "A Celebration of Peace".

The contest was open to students who were 11, 12 or 13 years of age by 15 November 2016.  There were 101 participants from various schools and colleges in Malta and Gozo.

This art contest for students encourages young people worldwide to express their vision of peace in today's world.  For 28 years, more than eight million children from over 100 countries have participated in the contest.





 The winning poster submitted by Etienne Sciberras of St. Elias College Santa Venera.



Ninth China Art Competition
The China Cultural Centre in Malta organized the Ninth China Art Competition under the patronage of the Ministry for Education and Employment and the Chinese Embassy in Malta.  The theme, chosen to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the two countries, was The Silk Road.
Primary Students aged between 8 and 11 years and students from Education Resource Centres were eligible to participate.
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Premju Sagħtar għall-Qari bil-Malti

The Malta Union of Teachers launched a new activity whereby primary schools in Malta and Gozo had the opportunity to include a special prize sponsored by MUT during their Prize Day or Celebration Day.  State, Church and Independent schoools that catered for pupils from Year 3 upwards could participate.  In all 29 primary schools applied for this initiative, all of which were supplied with the prize that included two books and a Sagħtar subscription for the 2013-2014 scholastic year issues.

Catch the Drop Campaign Competition

HSBC Water Programme and the Ministry for Energy and Health organised an Art Competition as part of the Catch the Drop Campaign.  The title of the competition was 'Water Shortage in Malta'.  Students were encouraged to focus on one of the following topics:  Ways on how to tackle water shortage in Malta; What brings about water shortage in Malta?; Why is water important?

Nine hundred sixty-three students from 5 to 14 years of age participated in this competition.  The art works were put on display during the Fiera l-Kbira which was held at the Montekristo Estate between 10 and 20 July 2014.


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Commonwealth Day Painting Exhibition
Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations which is celebrated on the second Monday in March.  This year Commonwealth Day was celebrated on Monday 10th March.  Malta is one of the member states and the Ministry of Education and Employment, in conjunction with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, celebrated Commonwealth Day by inviting schools to participate in a Commonwealth Day Painting Exhibition.  The theme chosen for 2014 was 'Team Commonwealth'.  This theme inspires the governments, institutions and people of the Commonwealth, individually as well as collectively, to strive with ever greater ambition and effort to claim the practical advantages and common good that are emerging from reinvigorated Commonwealth network.  Twenty-six secondary students submitted a painting to represent their school at the exhibition.
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Third Tunisia Art Competition     
Tunisair Express, in collaboration with Amphora Travel and JAC Travel, organised the Third Tunisia Art Competition under the patronage of H.E. Ms Souad Gueblaoui, Ambassador of Tunisia and the Projects & Initiatives Section. The competition’s theme was Tunisia through the eyes of a Child. It was open to Primary School pupils and 135 participants from 12 schools sent their work. 


Europe Day Photograph Competition for Secondary School Students
It has now become a tradition for the European Commission Representation and the European Parliament Office in Malta to organise an event for secondary school students to commemorate Europe Day.  This year, in order to celebrate the tenth anniversary since Malta's accession to the European Union some 60 students took part in a photo competition.  Thirty students from a number of schools were shortlisted and these students were organised in groups of 3 to 5 students to present their work through a short Powerpoint presentation.  These presentations were then followed by inputs from MPs and MEPs.  The students were presented with a certificate as well as a prize.  The event also featured a short comedy piece, by the More or Less Theatre Productions, about the history of Malta and Europe as well as short musical interludes by the University of Malta Junior College Orchestra.

Annual Spring Show and Competitions at San Anton Gardens
The Malta Horticultural Society once again organised a number of horticultural competitions during the Great Spring Show which was held at San Anton Gardens.  Fourteen schools participated in this competition.



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Ms Anna Maria Gilson
Service Manager
Projects & Initiatives Section

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