On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the 4Kids channel on MultiTV organized an award ceremony to climax its educative program, 4Kids Essay Competition, held on Independence Day and Republic Day.
The event, attended by participants of the competition and their families, was held at Zenith University College, La, Accra to present prizes to the winning students after a weeklong audition process.
Out of over 1,000 entries submitted in an essay dubbed “What Role Should Young People Play In The Development of Ghana?”, 80 qualified to move to the next stage to begin the three-day audition process with the judges.
On day one, 40 essays were dropped to give way to the best 40, after which 20 were dropped on day two and then 10 on day three. Over the course of the three days, students were interviewed to determine their ability to read well and also write the essays they submitted.
Graded under two categories, Juniors (7-11 years) and Seniors (12-15 years), the top 10 winners from the two categories combined received prizes ranging from an RLG laptop, MultiTVdigibox, books from EPP Books Services, watches, diaries and 4Kids branded T-shirts.
Winning schools included Christ The King International School, who’s student Maureen Kyere took the first prize in the Seniors category. Aisha Rex Sumani from Ridge Church School took the first prize in the Juniors category and the rest went to Cosmos Basic School, Crown Prince Academy, Queens International School, Rising Sun Montessori, Flowers Gay School and Osagyefo Leadership International School.
In addition to the amazing prizes, the top 10 winners have been given a unique opportunity to fly with the 4Kids team on a free trip to the Garden City, Kumasi, to visit the Manhyia Palace and take a tour of Luv FM on April 20, 2013.
All students between ages 7 and 15 are encouraged to participate in the next edition of the Essay Competition to be held in July, 2013.
AISHA REX SUMANI
WINNERS & SPONSORS