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Barbadian children have an opportunity to use their creative talents to assist in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

The digital competition, an initiative of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), allows children aged 6 to 17 to create posters, films, short stories and spoken word videos. Submissions should be done under the theme COVID-19 Prevent the Spread.

Giving the rationale behind the competition, Chief Executive Officer at the NCF, Carol Roberts-Reifer explained: “This pandemic (COVID-19) has interrupted our normal weekday routines and many children will find it hard to cope, and creativity can be a powerful antidote.

“Children will have the opportunity to promote positive messages and educate their like-minded peers, along with the general public, while trying to find some normalcy in their lives, and keep their minds occupied while at home.”

Prizes for the competition range from $500 to $1000, and entries will be shared and promoted via NCF’s online platforms. Rules and registration forms may be found on the NCF’s website. 

All entries will be uploaded via the digital registration form on the NCF’s website. The deadline for entries is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 25.


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