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News - National Advisory Committee on Occupatonal Safety and Health Poster Competition
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National Advisory Committee on Occupatonal Safety and Health Poster Competition

As part of our efforts to encourage persons in all spheres of activity and across the length and breadth of Barbados to avail themselves of the contents of the Act, the Ministry of Labour through the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health and the Labour Department will be hosting a poster competition aimed at sensitizing Barbadian children and the adult population, through the medium of art, on the hazards associated with different working environments.


Entrants are asked to design and submit a poster that depicts any area that is relevant to the theme "Safety for Life - It Begins With You". The rules of the competition are attached. The competition will be undertaken across four main age groups. The group ranges are 8-10, 11-15, 16-18 and over 18 years of age. The competition runs during the Michaelmas School term with a deadline of 12th December, 2012.


As incentives to encourage participation in the competition, a number of attractive prizes will be on offer for the winning entrants and their schools. In addition, there will be opportunities for some of the entrants in the competition to have their works displayed for public viewing at locations around the country.


Organizations will also be encouraged to become sponsors of the competition at different levels and will derive significant benefits from their involvement with this venture. To date the SAICM project has seen the benefit of becoming a platinum sponsor of this poster competition. SAICM has partnered with us to run a simultaneous competition for the design of a logo for the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labeling of chemicals. The competition is open to participants of all ages and there is a separate cash prize of $1, 000.00 to be awarded to the designer of the winning logo.  Participants may choose to enter one or both competitions.


The deadline for both competitions is 12th December, 2012. Entries should be submitted to the Labour Department, 2nd Floor East, Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael.




The Rules and Conditions for Poster Competition


The following rules and conditions are intended to guide the implementation and judging of the competition and provide an organizational framework which is common to all eligible participants.  Further to this a proposed judging criteria is presented in Table 2 which provides a basis to assess how the entries meet the aims and objectives of the competition. 


  1. Entries must be submitted by an individual.
  2. Individuals may submit multiple entries if so desired.
  3. All entries must be accompanied by: Designer’s name; Designer’s age; Designer’s address and telephone number(s); Designer’s school/organization, written interpretation, in 200 words or fewer, of the submitted design.
  4. Works by minors must be accompanied by signed consent form from a parent or guardian in order for the entry to be considered.
  5. For the over 18 yrs both Graphic Art and traditional will be considered.
  6. Entries must be new and original works. Entrants must warrant that their submitted entries are not in violation of any copyright laws.
  7. Entries must not be offensive to the community.
  8. The NACOSH does not take responsibility for electronic copies not received by the closing date due to computer failures, server crashes or any other cause.
  9. Entries will become the property of NACOSH and the Ministry of Labour for use in any way the Ministry considers fit. Entry materials will not be returned.
  10. There will be no discussion with entrants concerning their submission before or after the competition has closed.
  11. The decision of the judging panel is final and may not be appealed.
  12.  Winners will be announced via the print or electronic media.
  13. The copyright of the chosen design will reside with the Government of Barbados.
  14. The act of entering the competition shall serve as an assignment of all economic rights (i.e. sale, reproduction and licensing) in the entry by the entrant to the Government of Barbados, in accordance with section 23 of the Copyright Act 1998.
  15. The entrant shall be acknowledged as the creator of the work and is permitted to identify her/himself as such, in accordance with sections 14, 15, and 16 of the Copyright Act 1998.
  16. Entrants to this competition by submitting their works into the competition agree to be bound by all the rules and regulations associated with the competition. Failure to comply with the rules will result in the entry being disqualified.  NACOSH and the Ministry of Labour reserve the right to change the rules and regulations as it deems necessary.

Entry Form for the NACOSH Poster Competition. Click Here.

Published: Wednesday, 26th September, 2012


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