EDC to Hold Environment Battle of the Brains

As part of their campaign for the environment, the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) will hold a “Positive Energy Battle of the Brains (BOTB)” quiz bee, according to EDC’s Corporate Communications Officer Frances Ariola.  College students enrolled in any of the Negros Island’s colleges or universities are free to join.  Two students will constitute a team provided that they get consent to represent their school.  Questions will be on climate change, renewable energy, environmental preservation and sustainable development.

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The semi-final round for Negros Occidental will be in Bacolod on September 28 and for Negros Oriental, in Dumaguete on September 30.  The top three schools in each round will then compete for the grand finals in Dumaguete on November 12.  The winning team, the region’s first environment quiz bee champions, will receive a cash prize of P20,000 and a trip to EDC’s geothermal site in Valencia, Negros Occidental while the school will receive P30,000. More details are at www.facebook.com/Positive Energy Negros

Join for free and grow your knowledge of renewable energy and sustainability!

  1. If your school isn’t registered yet, fill up the registration form at http://bitly/29XColB and send in the details of your school’s representatives.
  2. PRELIMINARIES: Three rounds (easy, moderate, difficult). Will be held in Bacolod and Dumaguete on September 28 and September 30, 2016, respectively. The Top 3 will win cash prizes and proceed to the finals.
  3. FINALS: Three rounds (easy, moderate, difficult). Finals will be held in the Bethel Guesthouse on November 12, 2016. The champion will win 20,000php and P30,000 for their school. Other participants will also receive consolation prizes from Positive Energy.
  4. The questions for the Quiz Bee will be created by the Positive Energy team and its partner experts. Educational and support material on the topics will be released via email and through the Positive Energy page.
  5. COVERAGE: Preliminaries — climate change, geothermal energy, and renewable energy on international. national, and local levels; Finals — climate change, sustainability, and renewable energy on international, national, and local levels. ‘Content posted on the Positive Energy page will also be covered, so keep track!

Registration Guidelines for Battle of the Brains

  1. Registration period is from August 15-September 16.
  2. Fill out the online form and send an email confirming registration to positiveenergynegros@gmail.com.
  3. The email’s subject should be: “Positive Energy Battle of the Brains Entry — (school’s name)”.
  4. Include the following details and enclosures in your email with the attached form:
    Representatives’ and adviser’s names and contact information
    • Scanned copy of school IDs, adviser’s ID, birth certificates, and proofs of residency
    • A 150-word essay answering the question: “What does renewable energy mean to you?”
  5. Confirmation emails that do not have the complete requirements will not be considered.
  6. A representative will contact you via email to confirm that you’ve successfully registered.

Please read all eligibility guidelines, contest rules, and agreements before sending your entry:

Event Information & Qualifications

  1. Open to college students across all colleges and universities in Negros Island Region.
  2. Only two representatives per school is allowed.
  3. The representative must be Filipino and a resident of Negros, supported by the proof of residency that will be submitted with the form via email.
  4. There are two stages for the quiz bee: preliminaries and finals.
  5. The highest prize for the highest scorers in the preliminaries is 2,000php. 1,000php will be given away as consolation prize.
  6. Only 3 colleges each from Bacolod and Dumaguete (total of 12 students) will move to the finals.
  7. The grand prize for the grand champion is 20.000php + the title of Positive Energy Champion + educational trip to geothermal for the two representatives and their adviser.
  8. The winning school will also be given 30,000php + Positive Energy Champion trophy & stand.
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