EIS WINS PMAC 2023 WORLD
By | Evangeline Tan-Alvez
Three out of five entries from Ekamai International School won the Prince Mahidol Award Conference
2023 World Art Contest. Paraya Thanyawong and Natthida Haddawy, both from grade 12D, were
awarded Honorable Mention with a certificate for the 14-18 years old category, while Trinsaya
Tepsuwan, from grade 12C, won 3rd Place in the over 18 Category. She was awarded a certificate, a
trophy, and 12,000 baht cash prize during the awarding ceremonies held on January 26, 2023, at the
Centara Grand Convention Center in Central World, Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand.
The PMAC 2023 World Art Contest aim to create a greener, healthier world where all people live better
in societies with social, environmental, and economic resilience with the theme “How the Environment
Affects our Health?” A total of THB 100,000 cash prizes were awarded to the winners.
According to the PMAC website, the Prince Mahidol Award Conference is a powerful global multi-
stakeholder platform that can enable complex dialogues, stimulating inter-sectorial and interdisciplinary
collaboration among countries, sectors, and disciplines, sending positive signals for scaling up efforts to
tackle these converging crises and to improve human and planetary health. PMAC 2023 offers a unique
opportunity to address the Triple Planetary Crisis (climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution) and
Triple Billion global health burden of people lacking access to health care, needing enhanced protection
from health emergencies, and falling behind health and well-being metrics. This year’s conference
focuses on the triple interconnected planetary crises, Climate Change, Biodiversity Loss, and Pollution,
that put global health and well-being at risk.
The PMAC 2023 Word Art Contest winners were Indonesia, the Philippines, Italy, Bangladesh, and
Thailand. Other countries in the Asian region as well as European and the Americas, also participated in
Congratulations to all the winners, especially the EIS students who again placed EIS in the world record