For World Statistics Day – 20th October 2020, the Statistics Department is advocating the importance of statistics by reaching out to the schools and not only speaking on what it does but also having Essay and Poem Competitions.

The competition is broken into 4 categories with each their own themes and prizes. The poem competition (Category 1) is only for children of primary school age (5 – 12 years) and level, while the essay competitions are for children/youths of Secondary School age (13 – 19+ years) and levels.

                                    

Category 1

Competition: Poem

Theme: Statistics

Target age: 5-12 years

Target school level: Primary school

*The poem can either be in English or Tongan and last no more than 2 minutes.

Prizes:

First Prize: $500.00

Second Prize: $400.00

Third Prize: $300.00

Fourth Prize: $200.00

Fifth Prize: $100.00

Category 2

Competition: Essay

Theme: Better Data Better Lives

Target age: 13-16 years

Target school level: Form 5 and under

*The essay must be in English only with a word count limit of 1000 – 1500 words.

Prizes:

First Prize: $800.00

Second Prize: $600.00

Third Prize: $400.00

Category 3

Competition: Essay

Theme: Unleashing the Power of Data to Change Lives

Target age: 17- 18 years

Target school level: Form 6

*The essay must be in English only with a word count limit of 1000 – 1500 words.

Prizes:

First Prize: $800.00

Second Prize: $600.00

Third Prize: $400.00

Category 4:

Competition: Essay

Theme: Connecting the World with Data we can Trust

Target age: 19+ years

Target school level: Form 7

 *The essay must be in English only with a word count limit of 1000 – 1500 words.

Prizes:

First Prize: $800.00

Second Prize: $600.00

Third Prize: $400.00

*Every essay and poem should be printed and submitted to our main office at Level 1, Tevita Misa Fifita Building.

*The competition is only eligible for students in Tongatapu.

Deadline: no later than 4:30pm, Friday 2nd, October 2020. For more information please contact us at 23300/ 7713209 or email Lupe Moala Tupou

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