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Singapore’s kids share their visions of a Greener Singapore

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Lam Xi Qi “I’m very happy and excited. I’ve taken part in competitions before and this was fun. Thank you Electrolux!”Mother "“I feel very lucky and happy. My daughter painted this at my sister-in-laws house with her cousins. I’m really happy and proud of her.”

It was an evening where dreaming paid off for 12 children at the ‘Dreaming of a Greener Singapore’ prize presentation event.

Open to children under 12, the Electrolux ‘Dreaming of a Greener Singapore’ competition invited them to  put their creativity to work and draw, colour, print, stamp or crayon their dreams of a greener Singapore. Over 50 entries were received in total for the competition, with entrants as young as three taking part.

After deliberations by a panel of judges and taking into account online votes, Lam Xi Qi, 9, walked away with the big prize of the evening for her bright, vibrant depiction of children living in harmony with nature.

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Asked how she felt about the win, Xi Qi said, ‘I’m very happy and excited.  This was a fun competition, thank you Electrolux!”  Her equally excited mother added, “I feel very lucky and happy, and I’m really proud of her.”

Following in second and third place were Teoh Yong Han, 6, and Tai Jing Rong, 10, respectively. All three won Electrolux eco-friendly appliances and shopping vouchers worth up to $8,000. Special mention goes to Foo Kai Wen, 8, who won the Voter’s Choice prize of an Egorapido green vacuum for garnering the most online votes at Electrolux’s The Little White Book Facebook page.

The children received their prizes at the opening ceremony of the ‘Vac from the Sea’ exhibition at Millenia Walk.

Part of Electrolux’s  ‘Turning the Little Red Dot Green’ campaign, this special showcase features three bespoke vacs made with plastic debris collected from the world’s oceans, to highlight a growing green issue:  our oceans are full of plastic waste, yet there is a shortage on land of recycled plastic for producing sustainable products.

Hosting the event were celebrity hosts George Young and Petrina Kow, who opened the festivities with Dr Suresh Balan, President of Electrolux Major Appliances, East Asia and Mr Lee Peng Hon, acting Executive Director of the Singapore Environment Council.

Over 50 friends and family were in attendance to cheer on the 12 finalists as they received their prizes.

After receiving her prize, an excited Yong Han said: “I feel very happy and thankful for the support of my family, friends and teachers.”  Inspired by the scenery at Marina Bay and ideas from her mother, the 6-year-old, who has taken courses at the Global Art school in Singapore, took two days to produce her colourful and detailed rendering of a greener Singapore.

Said Yong Han’s mother: “I would like to thank Electrolux for organising this contest and my friends for their votes on Facebook.”

An equally happy Jing Rong, who spent four hours on her rendition of a green Singapore, added: “I’m very happy. Thank you to the judges and Electrolux!”

The top three designs from the ‘Dreaming of a Greener Singapore’ competition were also specially “skinned” onto three green Electrolux washing machines that will be on display at the exhibition. They join other forward-looking green Electrolux products in the showcase, which promotes sustainable, environmentally friendly products.

The ‘Vac from the Sea’ exhibition will be on in Singapore at the Millenia Walk atrium till 14 September.

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