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The GMAC Student Reporters’ Challenge 2008

In conjunction with the website launch, GMAC has organized a creative writing and design competition - the GMAC Student Reporters’ Challenge 2008. The competition is carried out in three categories catering separately for students in the upper primary, lower secondary, and upper secondary levels.

More than 250 participants from 26 primary schools and 29 secondary schools attended the GMAC Press Event, scheduled on 22 February 2008. During this mega press conference, the “Student Reporters” were given opportunities to pose GM-related questions to an expert panel comprising:

A/Prof Chan Woon Khiong
(Chairman, GMAC Subcommittee on Research), and

Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (Undergraduate Programme)
Department of Biological Sciences
National University of Singapore

A/Prof Peter Dröge
(Chairman, GMAC Subcommittee on Release of Agri-Related GMOs), and

Head, Division of Genomics and Genetics
School of Biological Sciences
Nanyang Technological University

Mr Seah Seng Choon (GMAC Member)
Executive Director
Consumers Association of Singapore

Dr Wong Kwok Onn
Head, Survey and Safety Review Branch
Food Control Division
Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore

The Student Reporters have till 21 March 2008 to create and submit newsletters to report their findings. The newsletters are to be based on specific themes announced by GMAC Chairman during the GMAC Press Event.

All submitted entries will be subject to selection by judging panels comprising government administrators, professional journalists, and scientists. Attractive prizes await the authors of the best entries.

We believe in the sharing of good knowledge. With support from the Ministry of Education, the National Library Board, and the Singapore Science Centre, the best works of the participants will be mass distributed to the greater student population and the general public.

For more information, please see:
Details on GMAC Student Reporters' Challenge 2008 (updated 22 Feb 2008)

GMAC Press Event Presentation Slides

Results of the GMAC Student Reporters Challenge 2008 (NEW!!!)