|Marketing Officer at the BGIS, Ronny Yearwood (FP)??|
Barbadian students have shown a keen interest in the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) sponsored poster and essay competitions which closed for entries last week.
Marketing Officer at the BGIS, Ronny Yearwood, said the competitions had generated a lot of interest among students, teachers and parents, with many Barbadians calling or visiting the offices of the BGIS at Bay Street for further details or for entry forms.
He added that 165 posters and 45 essays were received from students and the quality of work was very good.
"The response from persons entering the competitions was quite good. We had to extend the deadline another week since persons were still bringing in their entries.?? Even up to the deadline, Barbadians were still coming to the office bringing in their posters and essays," he said.
Mr. Yearwood pointed out that judging of the entries would commence shortly, with the winners to be announced later this month.
Several prizes will be at stake for the competitions which were held under the theme: What do Child Rights mean to me?
Prizes for the poster competition which was open to primary schools are: 1st place – $500 in educational supplies; 2nd place – $300 in educational supplies; and 3rd place – $200 in educational supplies. The winning schools in each category – class 1 and 2 and class 3 and 4 will also receive prizes.
The prizes for the essay competition for secondary school are: 1st place – an Acer laptop; 2nd place – a mini laptop; and 3rd place – an Amazon Kindle. The winning schools in each category – first to third forms and fourth and fifth formers will also receive prizes.