Primary school students from Classes Three and Four are being invited to take part in a poster competition to design a Coastal Hazard Mascot.

The competition which runs from Wednesday, January 16, until Thursday, February 28, is being hosted by the Standing Committee on Coastal Hazards in conjunction with the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS). The design and creation of a Coastal Hazard Mascot is part of the ongoing effort to engage, and educate children about coastal hazards faced by this island and their potential impact.

Each poster must be original and displayed on Bristol board size 20 x 14 inches, and may be presented using any medium. Posters will be judged on creativity, colour, concept and originality. They must also display a clear picture of what the mascot should look like.

All completed entries must be submitted to the Department of Emergency Management, No. 30 Warrens Industrial Park, St. Michael, or the BGIS, Bay Street, St. Michael, no later than 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, February 28.

The first prize winner of the competition will have their design used in the creation of the Coastal Hazard Mascot and receive an iPad Mini, while that student’s school will receive a $1,000 gift certificate. The second prize winner will receive a Kindle Fire, while their school will receive a $750 gift certificate; the third place winner will carry home a digital camera, while their school receives a $500 gift certificate.

Meanwhile, other outstanding designs, not in the top three, will be used as exercise book covers for schools, as posters and desk plans for teachers and Government departments.

For further information please contact Julia Rawlins-Bentham at 427-4853, or email julia.rawlins-bentham@barbados.gov.bb.


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