MASBATE CITY, Feb. 8 (PIA) — Masbateños can now participate and win big cash prizes in the “E-trike Design” contest.
Sponsored by the Department of Energy, the contest requires participants to submit 2D and 3D computer-aided drawings of design for Philippine’s electric tricycle. They must also be accompanied by official registration forms, which can be downloaded at www.doe.gov.ph (DOE website) or www.pia.gov.ph (PIA website)
The criteria: aesthetics/creativity, 50 percent; originality/innovation, 20 percent; safety and functionality, 20 percent; and ergonomics (ease of passenger entry, total passenger comfort), 10 percent.
The top three winners will receive P200,000 each, while seven others will be given a consolation prizes of P50,000 apiece.
The top three designs will be adopted by the DOE in the promotion of lithium ion battery-powered tricycles, which are energy efficient.
Send entries not later than Feb. 17, Friday, to Nationwide E-Trike Design Contest, c/o Energy Utilization Management Bureau, Department of Energy, Merritt Road, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City 1631.
Details can be secured from the Philippine Information Agency administrative division chief Robert Baldago (tel. 920-4345 or 09399133055) and the DOE (tel. 8402214 or 4792900 local 209). (MAL/Ernie A. Delgado, PIA Masbate)