When we launched our biannual writing contest, we wanted to raise awareness of the risks that poor indoor air quality can pose to human health.
However, as they say, there can be only one winner. Or in this case, there can be only one official winner. From all essays received, there was one which stood out. Thus, we are proud to announce that the winner of our contest for winter semester is Renay Cormier from the Carleton University.
Congratulations, Renay Cormier!
The contestants were supposed to submit an expository essay covering the topic of mold, asbestos or another type of indoor air pollutant. The focus was on exploring the causes of air quality problems and also the effects and consequences that they bear on human health and building structures.
To prove that they are not interested only in theoretical aspects of this problem, we asked our contestants to discuss some remediation techniques that they considered to be effective and also offer practical tips to prevent or solve this issue.
Eligible candidates had to be Canadian students enrolled in a college or university. The essays had to be 1000 words or longer and written in English, covering one of the following topics: mold, VOCs, asbestos, radon or effects of poor indoor air quality on human and animal health.
The deadline for essay submission for winter semester was December 28, 2017.
The winner will receive a $1000 cash prize that they can use to pay a part of their tuition fee or cover any other school expenses.
Since the entire point of this contest was to raise awareness of the importance of indoor air quality, Mold Busters will also promote the winning article on our website and through our social media platforms.
There were numerous well-crafted essays that are a written proof of how educated and knowledgeable the young generations are. Indeed, we were very proud while reading your papers and we want to congratulate all of you who put your time and effort into crafting these fantastic and intelligently written papers.
In the winning essay, Renay Cormier covered the topic of Radon as an indoor air pollutant: Should You Be Concerned? with outstanding eloquence and clarity, describing this issue from various perspectives and proposing a rather interesting and original solution to it.
We hope that our winner for summer semester will be equally inspired and detailed as you were.