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ICA's Prize Award
Once in 5 years ICA awards worthy individuals.
This year, which marks the 65th anniversary of the State of Israel , ICA conducted its President's Award prize-giving ceremony at the Yair Research and Development Station.
ICA awarded this year's prizes in the fields of education, agriculture and tourism.
At the ceremony, a special prize was also given to the solver of the quiz, “Treasures of ICA” - click to see the award winning announcement. The criteria given for the ICA President's Prize are presented in video clips attached below.
On behalf of the prize winners, Gary Levi from the Dror Israel Movement read a moving appreciation speech, which is recommended reading.
Video clips – 2013 winners
In 2008, Israel's 60th Anniversary, a Prize Giving Ceremony was held in the New Campus at Tel Hai. The event was attended by representatives of all the organizations supported by ICA in Israel, in the presence of members of the Council of Administration.
Six prizes were awarded to outstanding projects in Education, Agriculture and Tourism:
Three prizes for education were given to:
The Merhavim Regional School and the Department of Education of the Merhavim Regional Council, for their contribution in upgrading the school and the regional education system;
The Western Galilee Regional High School, for its contribution in the development of individual teaching for all the students.
The Malkishua Youth Community, the Eshel Hanasi Youth Village, the Har VaGai Regional School and the Ein Shemer Greenhouse, for their long standing cooperation in a “drug abstention” programme.
Two prizes for agriculture were given to:
MIGAL – Northern R&D for their contribution in the development of fruit tree plantations through unique collaboration between researchers in molecular biology and agricultural extension officers.
The Epstein Family from Moshav Hazeva for their contribution to the development of Ornamental Fish in the Arava.
One prize for tourism was given to:
The Moldavski Family from Moshav Dekel for its contribution in the development of tourism in the area.
The ”ICA family” film, especially produced for the event, was screened for the first time during the ceremony. The film describes ICA ’s activities from its establishment right up to date (to view the film, scroll down to the bottom of this page).
In 2001 an additional ceremony was held at Kikar Sdom when 5 prizes were awarded: two for Education, two for Agriculture and one for Entrepreneurship. Some 200 guests, the “ICA Family”, from all over the country attended the event - representatives of the bodies supported by ICA and members of the Council of Administration.
One prize for education was awarded to the Erez Research and Development Team for its contribution to the development of teaching “Sciences” to school pupils by individual research methods. The other to “Eshel Hanasi” Youth Village for its contribution to the development of “Communication” curriculum in schools.
In agriculture one prize was awarded to the Davidian family in Moshav Zar’it for the development of mushroom growing on the Confrontation Line in Galilee. The other one was given to “Ein Tamar Fishermen” for its contribution to the development of fish raising in the Negev region.
The prize for entrepreneurship was awarded to the Ben Family of Moshav Zofar for its contribution to the regional development of the area through innovative projects in the fields of agriculture and tourism.
In 1998, Israel’s 50th Anniversary, a Prize Giving Ceremony was held in the Tel Hai Courtyard. The event was attended by representatives of all the organizations supported by ICA in Israel, in the presence of members of the Council of Administration.
Prizes were awarded to outstanding projects in Education and Agriculture.
The prize for education was given to the “Wide Angle” project (Zavit Rehava), instigated by the Western Galilee regional councils, for its contribution to the conceptual development and implementation of a unique educational system for the settlement of Western Galilee.
The prize for agriculture went to the Southern Research and Development Team (Besor Farm) for its contribution to the development of under cover crops in Israel in general, and in the Western Negev in particular.