Web designing contest to hone kids’ IT skills

DUBAI — Children, kept indoors in the heat, can now register online for creative fun with the Dubai Summer Surprises. Registration is open for the Dubai e-Government web designing competition offering laptops, desktops and other prizes.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Fri 17 Jun 2005, 11:57 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:02 PM

Organised by Dubai e-Government, the Web Designing Competition gives children a chance to unleash their electronic talents and to express their ideas in creating and designing a web site for DSS 2005 starting next week.

Registration for the competition opened yesterday and will run till June 24. The contest is open to all children in the UAE aged between eight to 18 whether citizens, residents, or visitors.

“Interested children may join by filling in the registration forms available on the web site www.emodhesh.ae. They will then receive a confirmation e-mail with link to the web site URL and details of accessing the site. Registration will be completed by calling Ahlan Dubai on 00971-600545555,” said Rehab Lootah, Head of the e-Government Committee.

“Registered children will be split into two groups, the first one will be designing a web site for the first five surprises of DSS including the Flower Surprises, Sweets Surprises, Arts Surprises, Colour Surprises and Ice Surprises and the second group will work on the rest of the surprises like the Adventure Surprises, Cartoon Surprises, Heritage Surprises, Knowledge Surprises and the Back-2-School Surprises. The created web site should contain a minimum of three pages. The limitation of the web site size is 20 MB and it can be created either in Arabic or English,” she added.

Said Rabia Arhama, DSS Senior Web-site Cordinator, “The winner will be selected as the best web site maker by a special jury. The web site will be judged based on the special criteria according to the Dubai eGovernment web design standards. They include technical performance and functionality, which is inclusive of good linking quality which implies that all links should be active and directing to the right page, there must be proper tables and alignment and the navigation menu must be functional. The content quality must be outstanding with emphasis on not just the text but also the text size and font type.”

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