Belize Department of the Environment announces Winners of the Ozone Photo Competition 2017

Friday, October 13th, 2017

The National Ozone Unit (NOU) of Belize, within the Department of the Environment (DOE), hereby announces the winners of the Ozone Photo Competition 2017, which was held in celebration of International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer under the theme “Caring for all life under the sun”.

The NOU received at total of 18 entries from various age groups throughout the country and is pleased to name the following winners.
1 st Place Winner – Aerd D’Belle
2 nd Place Winner – John Banner
3 rd Place Winner – Nadir Price

The First Place winner will receive $500.00 dollars, the Second Place winner will receive $450.00, and the Third Place winner will receive $300.00. The winners will all receive their prizes on October 16th, 2017 from the DOE.

The NOU was established in the year 2000 to perform the role of focal point for all activities related to the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The main objective of the NOU is to eliminate the use of ozone depleting substances. Every year, Parties to the Montreal Protocol celebrate the 16th of September as International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer to commemorate the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987.

For further information, please contact: Chief Environmental Officer Department of the Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development Market Square, Belmopan Tel: 822-2548/2819 Fax: 822-2860 Email: [email protected] or [email protected] or [email protected] Website: www.doe.gov.bz

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