Speaking at a press conference at the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters, General Wichien Sirisunthorn, Director of the coordinating center said the contest is warmly received as many people as well as public and private institutions are participating in the contest. General Wichien said the event not only constitutes a way to publicize royal development initiatives, but is also held to honor those who have successfully applied the Sufficiency Economy principle in their daily life and work.
The contest is divided into six categories such as those at organizational and community levels. The first winner in each category will receive a trophy and a 50,000 baht cash while the second and third runners-up will receive 30,000 baht and 20,000 baht respectively, together with trophies. The award presentation will be held this August to be participated by commanders-in-chief of the three armed forces.