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2017 Sustainable Tourism Student Contest


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The University of Guam Center for Island Sustainability presents the 2017 Sustainable Tourism Video and Essay Contest. The theme this year is "Let's Talk Trash: A look into tourism trash-flow."

Sponsored by Ada's Trust and Investment, Inc. for the third year in a row and the Bank of Guam for the second year, contestants will explore one or more aspects of trash-related to tourism on Guam.

“The contest theme offers students a good opportunity to look at aspects of tourism that will impact the long-term sustainability of the industry.  The trash left behind from tourism is not something talked about much but will have long-lasting effects if not addressed and handled properly,” says Sonny Ada, President of Ada’s Trust and Investment, Inc.

Students can choose to submit a 500-2,000 word essay or a three-minute to seven-minute video on the topic.

Submission deadline is Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.

The written category is only open to UOG students. First and second place winners will receive $500 and $250, respectively.

The video category is open to both UOG and high school seniors of Guam. First and second place winners will receive $1,000 and $500, respectively.

Winners will be presented at the 2017 Island Sustainability Conference on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Guam.

For more information, visit www.adascisguamcontest.weebly.com or call 735-2918.

For information about the 2017 Island Sustainability Conference, visit www.uog.edu/cis2017.