To celebrate the Omani Year of Children 2012, Oman Sail is launching an online contest for children, to design a sail for a small dinghy sail boat RS Q'BA.
This contest is the first response to the announcement of Year of Children 2012 in the Sultanate. There is an important story to tell to all children living in the Sultanate about Oman's maritime and seafaring heritage - the contest is a fun way to encourage children’s artistic talents whilst helping to raise awareness of the emerging sailing culture among the youth in Oman.
The contest targets children aged between 6 and 16 years and can be entered via Oman Sail’s Facebook page.
The ‘Sail with Colours’ competition is to find the best design for a sail of an RS Q’BA boat. Entries are from school children falling into two categories: the first category is for children aged from 6 to 11 years and the second for those aged between 12 and 16 years. Both Omani and expatriate children can participate in the contest.
- First prize is a RS Q'BA boat!
- Second prize is a weekend stay and sailing courses at the Shangri-La Resort and Spa and a certificate.
- Third prize is a super surprise.
Participants can submit their designs by uploading their artwork to facebook.com/OmanSail, or e-mailing their work to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively the contestants can deliver their artwork by hand to the reception at Oman Sail headquarters located at The Wave, Muscat.
The Oman Sail judging committee will select the top 30 designs. From these 30 shortlisted designs, the top 10 will be selected by a jury team which includes high profile officials. Finally, the top 3, and the overall winning entry will be selected via public voting on Facebook.
Hameed al Balushi, the popular sports TV presenter will be the spokesperson for the sail design contest.
Oman Sail has a huge focus on the youth of Oman, and teaching young Omanis to sail is the primary objective of the company. Its Try Sailing program will teach over 30,000 young Omanis to sail by 2015. These innovative training programmes are inspiring a new generation to discover and enjoy sailing. The first graduates of Oman Sail's training programme have already achieved many victories as part of their elite inshore and offshore racing teams.
The final submission date have been extended till the 11th of January 2012 please send your submissions to our email: email@example.com with the following details