The Environmental Protection Administration Executive Yuan held the environmental knowledge challenge competition in order to promote the government's policies and implement environmental education. The competition was designed in a lively and exciting way to encourage the public to participate. The purpose of this competition is to increase participants and citizens’ awareness and knowledge about environmental protection. The proposition direction of the competition follows the three major environmentally-friendly actions, "Using local produce", "Treasuring Resources" and "Protecting the Environment", current affairs policies, and the content of the videos designated by Environmental Education Lifelong Learning Network. The topics of the competition are all-encompassing and are closely related to daily life. Contestants acquire a deep understanding of environmental knowledge because of the competition. Environment protection is achieved by being aware, being responsible, action planning and execution. Environmental protection is foremost on everyone’s mind.
There are four groups: elementary, junior high school, senior high school and social groups which were from the preliminary round of the 22 counties (cities), to the national final competition. The competition of this year was distributed into two stages: knockout stage and sudden death. In the knockout stage, every group accepted the participants in top 50% of scores by the paper test to sudden death. During sudden death, the participants played off by Toss-Up questions, if the score is tied at the end of the game, the tie is broken by the player-killing to rank Top 5 for each group and the four groups will be 20 winners.
The project planned and arranged 22 counties or cities’ final round participants and attendants’ accommodation, transportation, dinning, resting area, competition area, judges, broadcast, host, awards and etc. Approximately a thousand of people attended the competition. Those people who are participants and attendants of the counties (cities) take responsibility for environmental protection. They promote the concept of environmental knowledge and environmental education all over the country. Environmental Protection is not only a slogan but the action. Individuals should do the best to protect the environment in daily life. The environment which we live together is getting better and better.