03 February 2010

SMART holds 6th SWEEP Awards and 2nd DPSA Awards on Feb 5 and 6


Source: Smart Schools Program

The 6th SWEEP Innovation and Excellence Awards, with this year’s theme -- ‘Empowering Communities through Wireless Technologies’ -- is featuring wireless applications created by engineering students to address actual concerns of specific communities.

The working models of the top 10 entries will be on exhibit at the A. Venue Hall in Makati City from February 5 to 6. Final judging, which includes an evaluation of the working models and team presentations, will be held during the two-day culminating event. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winning teams, with equivalent grants awarded to their schools. First prize is PhP500,000; second prize, PhP300,000; and third prize, PhP150,000.


Concurrent with the 6th SWEEP Awards is the finale of the 2nd Doon Po sa Amin (DPSA) Learning Challenge Awards. Participated by partner schools under the Smart Schools Program of SMART, it recognizes the best local online content that promotes and helps in the development of local communities. Works of this year’s finalists will likewise be on display at the A. Venue Hall. There will also be a DPSA Quiz Bee to be participated in by representative teams of schools with top DPSA entries.

Making it to the finals this year are Barobo National High School for "Sumbada: Buhay Lambat" and “Davisol: Mga Likha at Pananampalataya”, Nueva Ecija High School for "Mathematics of the Tricycle City”; Batanes National Science High School for "Lime and its Building Power”; Naga City Science High School for “Tigsik: Pagsalingoy sa Lenguaheng Bikolano” and “Mike V. Padua: Pag-asa Kan Naga”, Science and Technology Education Center for “Binisaya”, Bataan National High School for “Mt. Samat: The Stand for the Fallen”, and Maddela Comprehensive High School for “Sierra Madre: Peak of Life”.

As in previous years, the 6th SWEEP Awards promises to be an exciting and fun learning experience for students. Aside from the showcased entries, guests can also check out interactive booth exhibits, join raffle draws and watch performances by their favorite bands.

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