The winner for Singapore is Grace Chua from The Straits Times. Her commentary piece, “Towards a robust clean air strategy”
was an informative discourse on the evolving clear air strategy in Singapore. The article covered a wide spectrum of causes
and effects of air pollution, as well as strategies proposed by academics, and measures taken by the government and private sector, to manage air pollution.
It beat the other submissions from Singapore to win Chua the Siemens Green Technology Journalist Singapore Award 2013.
The panel of judges for Singapore are Eveline How, Senior Manager for Corporate Communications & Marketing at Senoko Energy; Faizal Bin Yahya, Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies; and Yeang Chuan Hui, Head of Communications,
ASEAN-Pacific, Siemens Pte Ltd.
Chua wins for himself/herself a cash prize of SGD1,000, an a trip to London for the award ceremony, and to participate in the C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards & Conference.
Together with the other six country winners, Chua will be considered for the regional round of the competition – Siemens ASEAN-Pacific Green Technology Journalist Award 2013. The winner of the regional round will be announced at the award ceremony
in London on 4 September.
“The submissions that we received for this year’s competition are an outstanding demonstration of the high standards of journalistic skills in the ASEAN-Pacific countries, as well as a showcase of the passion that these journalists have for
environmental and sustainable issues,” said Lothar Herrmann, CEO of Siemens ASEAN-Pacific. “By organizing this award, Siemens hopes to encourage more journalists to write about such pressing issues, so that more people in this region will gain better understanding on the profound effects of the megatrends affecting our world today, and learn how they can do
their part to support a more sustainable world.”
The first Siemens Green Technology Journalism Award was held in 2010. This year, Siemens received over 170 submissions from the region. They came from a wide spectrum of media outlets – from mainstream news dailies like The Jakarta
Post (Indonesia), The Nation (Thailand) The Star (Malaysia), The Straits Times (Singapore), and the Philippine Daily Inquirer
(Philippines), to regional trade publications and online media such as ABC Environment Online, Control Engineering Asia, Discovery Channel Magazine, Engineering Today, and FutureGov Asia Pacific.
The award ceremony in London will be held at The Crystal, home to the world’s largest exhibition focused on urban sustainability. The ceremony will bring together winners from journalism competitions organized by Siemens in Africa, Egypt, and Latin America.
Contact for journalists:
Siemens Pte Ltd, Public Relations
Sharon Teo, phone:+65 6490 8474