The Call For Applications Has Closed and Successful Students Have Been Notified
The ASEAN students that submitted the best applications have received a full sponsorship to attend the event in Phnom Penh. The selection process was very competitive and we thank all students for their submissions.
The ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) will be hosting the Commemoration of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, on 3-4 April 2019. The event will take place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with funding support from the Government of Norway, the Royal Thai Government, the Government of Ireland, and the Clearing for Results Project.
Under the theme “Raising Mines/ERW Awareness for Peace, Stability and Resilience in ASEAN through Youth Participation”, ARMAC is seeking interested and qualified students from universities located in ASEAN Member States (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam).
Student Requirements and Selection Process
Applications are open for ASEAN Nationals who are undergraduate students from universities in ASEAN Member States. A full sponsorship (i.e. return flights from/to home countries, accommodation, and field trip) will be provided for three students from each ASEAN Member State to attend this two-day event in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Please refer to the following criteria for applicants:
- The Candidate must be 18-25 years old at the time of submission.
- The Candidate must be an ASEAN National and enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate programme at a university in an ASEAN Member State (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam).
- The Candidate must provide a letter of enrolment from the university, a copy of their grade point average (GPA), and a copy of their passport (with at least six-month validity at the days of the event).
- The Candidate must submit either (i) Artwork(s) with a 250 word maximum explanation describing the main theme of the work and its meaning. (e.g. photograph, posters, painting, animation, or video), OR (ii) Essay, of 500 words maximum, regarding the effects of mines/ERW and/or efforts to address them in ASEAN; Some submission examples are; a painting portraying the dangers of mines/ERW on local communities, a photo capturing the impact of mines/ERW on human lives, an essay discussing the history of mine action in an ASEAN State, an essay examining how ASEAN countries could work towards reducing the problems of mines/ERW etc.
- The Candidate must also submit a 250 word maximum plan of action on how he/she will raise mine/ERW awareness for peace, stability and resilience in ASEAN to their peers/networks/universities/communities via digital/social media or direct interaction. He/she will be given 30 days from the conclusion of the event to implement the plan of action and submit evidence of completion to ARMAC.
How to Apply
- Register an account and submit the required information.
- Submissions of the above-mentioned artworks and/or essays and all supporting documents must be uploaded to the website by Friday, 15 March 2019.
- Selected Candidates will be announced by Tuesday, 19 March 2019.
- The Candidate may contact firstname.lastname@example.org if he/she has issues using the online submission system or if there are any other inquiries. The subject of the email shall be “Commemoration of 2019 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action”.
Entry and Selection Rules
- The artwork(s) (with its explanation) OR Essay must clearly address the effects of mines/ERW and/or efforts to address them in ASEAN. If the Candidate submits a video, it should have a duration of 60 seconds with English audio, or include English subtitles if there is audio in a different language. All other documents (explanation or essay) shall be written and submitted in English.
- Entries depicting violence, sexism, racism, or other inappropriate content such as smoking, drinking, or other vices, including messaging deemed to advocate curtailment of the rights of others, will be disqualified.
- The artwork and/or essay must be an original work created solely by the Candidate. It must not infringe on copyright; trademarks; or the rights of privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
- By submitting the artwork and/or essay, the Candidates agree to grant ARMAC and its partners in this event permission to publish those artworks and/or essays with appropriate attribution (published including your name).
Three students from each ASEAN Member State will be selected and given a full sponsorship which includes return flights to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from the capital of their (ASEAN) home countries and accommodation. The selected candidate/s from Cambodia will also be given a full sponsorship which includes return bus tickets to Phnom Penh from his/her hometown and accommodation. All selected candidates will have the opportunity to visit the training centre and physical rehabilitation centre to learn about the effects of mines/ERW and/or efforts to address them in Cambodia. An optional city tour will be arranged by ARMAC which will visit some of Cambodia’s main tourist attractions and provide a brief insight into Cambodia’s history and culture.
Selected Candidates will also gain valuable experience from attending the seminar, which will be arranged and conducted in the same manner that ARMAC hosts its professional mine action seminars. Certificates will be handed-over by H.E. Mr. Panyarak Poolthup, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Chair of Steering Committee of ARMAC, and H.E. Mr. Morten Høglund, the Ambassador of Norway to ASEAN. This will provide evidence of their achievement in providing one of the best submissions in ASEAN.
All artworks and/or essays submitted by the successful applicants will be published during the event and in digital media with credit given to the Candidates for their work.