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World Standards Day 2014 Essay Competition
Botswana Bureau of Standards will be celebrating World Standards Day on the 14th October 2014 at BOBS’ headquarters, Gaborone. This day is commemorated each year on the 14th October, which is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of the thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as international standards. The aim of World Standards Day is to raise awareness of the importance of standardization to the world economy and promote its role in helping meet the needs of business, industry, government and consumers worldwide. The theme for this year’s celebrations is “Standards level the playing field”, which is a concept about fairness; not that each player has an equal chance to succeed, but that they all play by the same set of rules
World Standards Day provides the perfect opportunity to reflect on the benefits that standards bring to our everyday lives, the market economy and to the smooth running of public affairs.
In light of this view Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary Schools Students are invited to take part in an essay competition by compiling a 1000 -1500 words essay, with the theme “Standards level the playing field”.
 
CATEGORY 1: Junior Secondary Schools (1000 words)
CATEGORY 2: Senior Secondary Schools (1500 words)
 
INSTRUCTIONS
·         Immediate family members of Botswana Bureau of Standards employees are not eligible to participate
·         Participants should indicate competition category
·         Essay script must be typed in times new roman, font 12, 1.5 line spacing
·         Essay must be in English and either be posted, emailed (PDF format) or hand delivered to Botswana Bureau of standards (see addressee’s box)
·         Essays that reach BOBS later than the closing date and time will not be considered
·         Participants should also make follow up to ensure that their scripts have been received
·         Contacts details must be clearly indicated
 
ESSAY ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
·         Layout and presentation 10%
·         Introduction 10%
·         Content 40%
·         Recommendations 25%
·         Conclusion 10%
·         References 5%
 
PRICES
Category 1: Postion1, 2 and 3 (Vouchers Value P1500, P1000, P500)
Category 2: Postion1, 2 and 3 (Vouchers Value P1500, P1000, P500)
Only the best entry per category will be recognized.
 
MAILING ADDRESS
The Manager-Scientific Standards
Department of Standards Development
Botswana Bureau of Standards
Private Bag BO 48, Gaborone
 
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
Plot 55745, Block 8
Airport Road, Gaborone
1st Floor, Office number SR100
 
CONTACT PERSON
Ms. Malebo Seoke
Tel: 364 5406
Ms. Kagisano Makonyela
Tel: 364 5565
 
Deadline for submission is 3rd October 2014 at 1000hrs

Down load the Terms of Reference in pdf format here : World Standards Day 2014 Essay Competition.pdfWorld Standards Day 2014 Essay Competition.pdf


 
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