NOW! JAKARTA | Students Received NOW!Jakarta School Competition Awards

Students Received NOW!Jakarta School Competition Awards

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In March this year, NOW! Jakarta hosted an Art, Photography and Essay writing competition in which 11 international schools around Jakarta participated.

NOW! Jakarta's founder, Alistair Speirs congratulated the students and handed them their prizes, as the winners of Art, Photography and Essay writing competition. Photo by Raditya Fadilla/NOW!JAKARTA

They were Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School, ACG School Jakarta, Singapore Intercultural School Bona Vista Jakarta, Jakarta Intercultural School, Beacon Academy Jakarta, Jakarta Montessori School, Ichthus School Jakarta, Global Jaya School, British School Jakarta, NIS International School Jakarta and Sekolah Pelita Harapan.

More then 500 beautiful and creative works were submitted by students from three age groups, 5 - 9; 10 - 12 and 13 - 16, with themes including "nature", "holiday", "the world we live in", "technology" and "harmony". A selection of judges, which included photographers, artists and writers, assessed their work, and the results were announced just before the end of the academic year. 

On 13 September, an awards ceremony was held at Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta to honour the winners. 

The winners received a certificate of achievement and prizes ranging from complimentary stays at premier hotels, F & B vouchers, and trips to the zoo.

Parents, school administrators, teachers and students gathered for an afternoon of celebration as the winners were announced and feted on stage. They each received a certificate of achievement and received prizes ranging from complimentary stays at premier hotels, F & B vouchers, and trips to the zoo.

NOW! Jakarta's founder, Alistair Speirs and Director of PT. Phoenix Communications, Barbara Janthy Nihardjo congratulated the students and handed them their prizes. Heather Powell of British Women's Association (BWA), Ian McKie, General Manager of Oakwood Premier Cozmo Jakarta, Sudigdo, NOW! Jakarta Art Director and Ranjit Jose, NOW! Jakarta Managing Editor who also helped judge the competition, handed prizes to the winners along with Rima of Taman Safari Indonesia.

Three tickets to Kuala Lumpur from Garuda Indonesia were handed out to three students with the highest points from each category as the Grand Prize of the event. Here are the complete NJSC winners: 

ESSAY COMPETITION

GRADE A (5-8 YEARS OLD)

  • Winner: Justin Wu , ACG School Jakarta
  • 1st Runner Up: Ishita Kansal, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School
  • 2nd Runner Up: Zalak Mehta, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School

GRADE B (9-12 YEARS OLD)

  • Winner: Neev Manuja, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School            
  • 1st Runner Up: Ayanika Bhattacharjee, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School
  • 2nd Runner Up: Matthew E Xien Teoh, Singapore Intercultural School Bona Vista Jakarta
  • Honorable Mention: Shakira Putri Amalia, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School
  • Honorable Mention: Satria Lembayung Pramono, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School

GRADE C (13-16 YEARS OLD)

  • Winner: Jason William Nursalim, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School
  • 1st Runner Up: Denise Umenberger, Ichthus School Jakarta
  • 2nd Runner Up: Saniya Khan, ACG School Jakarta            
  • Honorable Mention: Mouli Bakshi, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School    
  • Honorable Mention: Irene Katie Tjahjadi, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School

PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION

GRADE A (5-8 YEARS OLD)

  • Winner: Araina Sanjeev Punjabi, Jakarta Montessori School       
  • 1st Runner Up: Yashika Semwal, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School         
  • 2nd Runner Up: Mohammad Yazan Imran, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School     
  • Honorable Mention: Aakanksha Rao, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School
  • Honorable Mention: Rick Rimba Kiyana, Jakarta Montessori School

GRADE B (9-12 YEARS OLD)

  • Winner: Dhaya Rajmohanan, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School
  • 1st Runner Up: Hani Park, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School      
  • 2nd Runner Up: Samridhi Soatha, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School       
  • Honorable Mention: Kaushik Radhakrishnan, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School
  • Honorable Mention: Richard Jr., ACG School Jakarta

GRADE C (13-16 YEARS OLD)

  • Winner: Nathaniel Andre Parasian, Ichthus School Jakarta
  • 1st Runner Up: Riham Varma, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School
  • 2nd Runner Up: Angelica Therese Blanch, Jakarta Intercultural School   
  • Honorable Mention: Mya Vander Pol, Jakarta Intercultural School           
  • Honorable Mention: Rafi Djokosoetono, Jakarta Intercultural School      

ART COMPETITION

GRADE A (5-8 YEARS OLD)

  • Winner: Ilona Davina Krishna Putri, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School   
  • 1st Runner Up: Claudia, Singapore Intercultural School Bona Vista Jakarta            
  • 2nd Runner Up: Yash Maheshwari, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School     
  • Honorable Mention: Jih Wan, Singapore Intercultural School Bona Vista Jakarta
  • Honorable Mention: Da Won Lee, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School      

GRADE B (9-12 YEARS OLD)

  • Winner: Anaya Vasnani, Beacon Academy Jakarta           
  • 1st Runner Up: Jing Ren, Singapore Intercultural School Bona Vista Jakarta
  • 2nd Runner Up: Soumili Ghosh, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School
  • Honorable Mention: Pranav Arun Mirchandani, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School
  • Honorable Mention: Preetika Agarwal, Gandhi Memorial Intercontinental School

GRADE C (13-16 YEARS OLD)

  • Winner: Muhammad Roofi Mulya, Global Jaya School   
  • 1st Runner Up: Ainsley Lesilolo, Ichthus School Jakarta
  • 2nd Runner Up: Elisabet Pramono, Beacon Academy Jakarta     
  • Honorable Mention: Nathaniel Andre Parasian B, Ichthus School Jakarta              
  • Honorable Mention: Erika Koito, Jakarta Intercultural School
Director of PT. Phoenix Communications, Barbara Janthy Nihardjo and Heather Powell of British Women's Association (left) and NOW!JAKARTA founder, Alistair Speirs handed a prize to winning students (right).

At the end of the session, Maria Ann Sumual from Yayasan Biji Sesawi, a non profit organisation that works on empowering communities (women’s and children), spoke during the event about the organisation's work with schools in Papua. She encouraged participation in the organisation's programme to help deliver much needed school materials to students in need. 

Special thanks to the sponsors of this event through their generous support— Garuda Indonesia, Oakwood Premier Cozmo, Tauzia Hotels, Taman Safari Indonesia and Starbucks Indonesia.


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