Zayed Energy Prize picks mascot design of Al Ain student

The Zayed Future Energy Prize, world’s pre-eminent award for innovation in renewable energy and sustainability, has selected a mascot to represent the new Global High Schools Prize category.

Earlier, Zayed Future Energy Prize launched a nationwide competition for school students across the UAE to create a mascot, reflecting the concept of the prize and the components of renewable energy and sustainability.

The creation of Omar Al Nafea, a 14-year-old student from Al Dhafra Private School, Al Ain, was selected at the Abu Dhabi Science Fair. Omar’s creative interpretation will be translated into a costumed mascot that will make its debut early next year.

A digitised form of the mascot will be featured on the Zayed Future Energy Prize website. The Zayed Future Energy Prize embodies the vision of the late founding father of the UAE, Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who laid the foundation for renewable energy and sustainability as part of his legacy in sustainable development in the UAE.

An annual award, the prize is managed by Masdar, on behalf of the Abu Dhabi government, and seeks to award achievements and innovation in the fields of renewable and sustainable energy, as well as, to educate and inspire future generations.

The Zayed Future Energy Prize awards five different categories: Large Corporation, Non-Governmental Organisation, Small and Medium Enterprise, Lifetime Achievement Award for an individual, and the newly launched Global High Schools prize.

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