The new deadline for entries in the essay and poster competitions on Climate Change – The Human Health Impacts, is Friday, January 30.

The competitions, sponsored by the Ministry of Health and the Pan American Health Organisation, are open to primary school students in Classes Three and Four; and secondary school students in two categories ??? Forms One and Two, and Forms Three to Five.

Both the posters and the essays should address the consequences or effects of climate change on human health. Entries will be judged on their message, originality, visual interpretation, technical execution and impact.

Teachers and education providers are encouraged to assist students in developing their ideas, particularly at the primary level.

All participating schools should package the students??? work and deliver entries to the Ministry of Health, Schools Poster Competition ??? Climate Change, Project Manager, 3rd Floor, Frank Walcott Building, Culloden Road, St. Michael. Cash prizes ranging from $400 to $1,000 will be awarded.??Further information may be obtained by contacting Winfred Greaves at 467-9363, or e-mailing

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