The event, which took place at Al Jawaher Reception & Convention Centre in Sharjah, hosted nominees from kindergarten to Grade 12, from the emirates of Sharjah, Fujairah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Dubai. HE Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of Bee’ah, acknowledged the students’ efforts. “We have always been deeply committed to increasing environmental awareness in the UAE. It is impossible to secure our ambitions for a green future without the participation of our future generations. It gives us great joy to witness the incredible growth of the BSOE, and increase in participation in our competitions, the EESA and the ISRC... This shows the enthusiasm with which children are embracing their role as environmental advocates,” he said. The competition received 311 nominations this year addressing the theme ‘Preservation of Natural Resources’. A total of fourteen awards were presented under the categories of Best Environmental Science Experiment, Best Environmental Film, Best Environmental Prototype, Best Environmental Invention, and Outstanding Individual Achievement. Winners were chosen by a judging panel made up of environmental experts and Bee’ah representatives, and received cash prizes ranging from AED 5,000 to AED 25,000.