EZ-Link Pte Ltd unveiled the winning designs of the EZ-Link ‘My Journey, My Home’ SG50 Card Design Art Competition today. The top four winning designs have been printed on 200,000 EZ-Link cards which will go on sale from 4th August 2015 onwards at TransitLink Ticket Offices island-wide.
|Mr. Eric Lee, Vice-President of DAS (left) with Mr. Sam Tan, Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office and Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth M Executive Committee (right) viewing some of the Best-Of-Show winning entries.|
Supported by the National Arts Council (NAC) and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) in celebration of SG50, the competition was opened to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents and comprised the Open Category ran by the NAC for the public and the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) category ran by the DAS for its existing and ex- students.
|Top four grand winners (clockwise): William, Matthew, Amalia and Hui-Shyan|
The top four grand winners out of the 20 best-of-show pieces are:
|Tang Chun Kit Matthew Hubert (DAS Junior - Winner)|
|William Choo (DAS Senior - Winner)|
|Amalia Bte Kamal (NAC Senior - Winner)|
Do you know that Dyslexia is not an intellectual disability, it is a learning difference. Dyslexic people may have difficulty decoding written words or matching sounds to words, so it can be frustrating. MRI scans show dyslexic and regular brains fire up in different zones when tackling the same task.
Some of the famous dyslexics include our founding father of independent Singapore the late Lee Kuan Yew, Founder of Virgin Group - Sir Richard Branson, and most influential physicist of the 20th century Albert Einstein.
|Top four grand winners each received a plaque with all four printed winning designs EZ-link cards to be circulated to public on 4th August 2015.|
EZ-Link will contribute $0.25 to DAS from every card sold, with an aim of raising a total of S$50,000 to provide financial assistance to students with dyslexia at the primary and secondary levels from non-MOE funded schools who do not receive MOE grants for DAS programmes. These funds will strengthen learning support to students unable to afford the programmes without financial support and help them access much-needed programmes such as literacy, mathematics, Chinese language and Speech and Drama Arts, to improve their skills in these areas.
So Huneybees, what are you waiting for? As suggested by Mr Nicholas Lee, CEO of EZ-Link Pte Ltd, let us all collect these very special mementos for Singapore’s 50th birthday and indirectly motivate children with dyslexia to continue to unleash their potential and make outstanding contributions to Singapore’s future.