Those secondary, vocational and tertiary level students interested in participating in the poster and logo competitions on showing love to children with disabilities have a few days left to submit their entries.

The deadline is next Friday, October 16. The competitions, hosted by the National Disabilities Unit in conjunction with the United Nations Children’s Fund, have the theme "Embrace Children with Disabilities – Let’s Show Them Love".????

Winning entries will be used to promote the Let’s Show Them Love Public Awareness Campaign for Children with Disabilities in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean.

Several cash prizes are up for grabs including BDS $1,500.00, $800.00, and $500.00 for the first three places in the logo competition. Winners in the logo competition will receive an Acer Aspire One Mini Notebook (Netbook), $800.00 and $500.00 in cash prizes. There will also be bonus prizes and awards in special categories which will be revealed at the launch of the Let’s Show Them Love Public Awareness Campaign for Children with Disabilities on Thursday, December 3. These include dinners for two, an HB Printer and $200 cash for the most promising entry by a student with disabilities.

For the logo competition, presentations should be on board, in black and white or in colour; be a minimum size of 4"x 4"; and be representative of the theme. They should be easy to reproduce on any media and on any surface, and capable of being reduced to ??" in size, while maintaining clarity.??

Posters should be original; convey the theme; be bold and strong; and the images should be seen at a distance; be neat and in colour; have a 1" white border, and any media may be used.

The finished artwork for both competitions should be supplied in digital format (computer graphic formats on CD) and in hard copy on white paper. ??Copyright of the chosen designs will reside with the NDU, which reserves the right to modify any portion if the design of the winning entries.

Entries in hard copy should be submitted to the Director, National Disabilities Unit, National Union of Public Workers’ Headquarters, Dalkeith House, Dalkeith Road, St. Michael, and by email at

Further information may be obtained by calling 310-1650, faxing 228-2979 or emailing

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