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Pan Pacific - Singapore GP Recycle Challenge 2010

Singapore, 17 May 2010 - Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts and Singapore GP jointly present the inaugural "Pan Pacific - Singapore GP Recycle Challenge 2010". The challenge is open to all tertiary students in Singapore, challenging teams of four to build FORMULA ONE car replicas made either with recycled materials or with an environmental theme.

The teams must first submit a concept paper to propose their design and materials used. Eight shortlisted teams will thereafter proceed to the final round and submit their replica submissions. The teams' entries will be assessed based on the eco-friendliness of the design, aesthetics, resemblance to a FORMULA ONE car and the concept. Prizes for the top three submissions are worth over SGD$40,000 in total and include coveted items like three-day passes to the Green Room, Pit, Grandstand and Walkabout tickets for 2010 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX courtesy of the race promoter Singapore GP, exclusive invitations to the Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso Paddocks and Garages to see the cars up close and meet the team drivers Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Sebastien Buemi and Jaime Alguersuari, plus stays at Pan Pacific Singapore and Pan Pacific Orchard. Details about the judging will be available nearer to the event.

"Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts celebrates talent, innovation and teamwork, qualities that we hope to encourage by organizing this challenge for tertiary students." said Ivan Lee, Area Vice President for Pan Pacific Hotels Group. "This challenge involves both Pan Pacific Singapore and Pan Pacific Orchard hotels in one of Singapore's most high profile events of the year while generating creativity and environmental awareness amongst Singapore's youths."

"It is great to see the local community and important stakeholders such as the Pan Pacific Hotels Group really embracing the spirit of FORMULA ONE. Singapore GP is pleased to support this competition to reward students who best demonstrate creativity and ingenuity in this worthwhile and demanding challenge" said Jonathan Hallett, Media & Communications Director for Singapore GP.

Endorsed by the National Youth Council, its Chairman Mr Teo Ser Luck who is also Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development, Youth and Sports and Transport comments, "We remain focused on creating a vibrant environment to engage, connect with and develop youths. The Pan Pacific - Singapore GP Recycle Challenge is an innovative and relevant effort which involves tertiary students with one of the most prolific motorsports events of the year, Singapore GP. The challenge will be a positive exercise in promoting teamwork, creativity and environmental awareness amongst our youths."

"The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) is delighted to support the Recycle Challenge 2010," said Howard Shaw, SEC's Executive Director. "Two of the key criteria for this challenge are: the use of recycled materials and the eco-friendliness of the design - both mantras often espoused by SEC and other green groups. SEC hopes there will be more organisations like Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts organising outreach events which showcases that thinking 'environmentally sustainable' is a way of life that is not only achievable, it can be design-beautiful too."

Eligible students can visit www.panpacific.com/recyclechallenge for more details about joining the Pan Pacific - Singapore GP Recycle Challenge 2010.

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