UNS — Another proud news came from Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta after its student won the 1st position in English Language Day 2020 Poster Competition “Excavating Millennials’ Potency, Creativity, and Courage to Face Industry 4.0” on November 2020. The student is Nabila Febriyani from the Visual Communication Design Program (DKV) Faculty of Art and Design (FSRD). This competition was held by the Student Association (HMPS) of Tadris Bahasa Indonesia (TBI) Program Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Surakarta.
Lala’s poster titled “Demand of Time” emphasized English’s importance in today’s world. In an interview with uns.ac.id, Monday (4/1/2021), Lala stated that she wanted to show how English becomes a demand of today’s world in her poster. The concept for her poster was inspired by the need for English proficiency in education and workplace settings.
English is used as an international language and was spoken by 400,000,000 people as their primary language and by 2 billion people as a second language. In total, this language was used by 2.4 billion people in the world. Lala added that language is vital in daily life because, because of language, humans can communicate and exchange their thoughts through written, oral, or symbolism. “Humans cannot live without language because as social creatures, they need to interact with other people,” she said.
Lala won over dozens of other participants from other universities in Indonesia. The competition was started with registration and submission on 21 October to 2 November 2020 and followed by the best 10 posters announcement on 3 November 2020. Through the like and view method, the judging process was conducted from 4 to 5 November 2020. The announcement for the winners was published through @hmps.tbi Instagram on 7 November 2020.
Lala hopes that her fellow students can participate in competitions because it can improve their awareness of the surrounding issues raised through competition themes. “We can learn a lot of things; we become aware of the issues raised through the competition themes and increase our awareness toward that issue,” Lala concluded. Humas UNS
Reporter: Bayu Aji Prasetya
Editor: Dwi Hastuti