The IAPMO essay competition, “How Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Can Help Save the World,” is part of its ambitious outreach program and work in India, Africa, South America and China.
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical
Officials announced its first-ever essay competition, open to young people
affiliated with IAPMO and many of its industry partners. The theme for the
contest is “How Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Can Help Save the World.”
In light of IAPMO’s ambitious outreach
programs and work in India, Africa, South America and China, this topic
reflects the global implications of the plumbing and mechanical trade and its
response to a changing environment, according to the organization.
The competition is open to members - and
their children - of IAPMO, PHCC, MCAA, the UA and ASSE who are currently
enrolled in a high school, community college, trade school, four-year
accredited college or university or working in an apprentice program.
Submitted essays must be completely
original and a maximum of 1,000 words. The essay entry deadline is April 1,
2010, via e-mail, fax or mail to IAPMO World Headquarters. The winning essay
will be announced next September at the 2010 IAPMO Education and Business
Conference in Seattle.
The essay awarded first prize will be
published in IAPMO’sOfficialmagazine and on the IAPMO Web site.
Its author will receive $500 and a one-year paid membership to IAPMO. Second-
and third-place winners will receive $250 and $100, respectively, and also be
published inOfficialand on the IAPMO Web site.
Individuals who meet the qualifications
to submit an essay to the competition should include their name, school’s name
and their or their parent’s professional affiliation with one of the qualifying
trade associations or union locals. All essays should be sent toGabriella
Davisat IAPMO by e-mail email@example.com;
by fax at 909/472-4222; or by standard mail to her attention at IAPMO, 5001 E. Philadelphia St., Ontario, CA 91761.