USF Christmas Photo Competition Opens

Photo: Michael Sloley Marketing and Public Relations Manager at the Universal Service Fund (USF), Deleen Powell, speaking at a JIS ‘Think Tank’ earlier this year.

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  • The Universal Service Fund (USF) is inviting Jamaicans and persons residing in the country to enter their ‘Postcards of Christmas Past’ competition.
  • “We want persons to share ‘Kodak’ moments of an authentic Jamaican Christmas for chances to win big,” Marketing and Public Relations Manager at the USF, Delene Powell, told JIS News.
  • Miss Powell said the USF embarked on this competition, “because we wanted to remind persons of what a traditional Jamaican Christmas looks like, to celebrate our culture, and to also give back to persons in the best way we know how, which is by providing them with the technology that will help them to participate in the knowledge-based society that we are hoping to create”.

The Universal Service Fund (USF) is inviting Jamaicans and persons residing in the country to enter their ‘Postcards of Christmas Past’ competition.

“We want persons to share ‘Kodak’ moments of an authentic Jamaican Christmas for chances to win big,” Marketing and Public Relations Manager at the USF, Delene Powell, told JIS News.

She explained that persons just need to “take a photograph that shows an element of a truly Jamaican Christmas, caption it starting with the phrase ‘you know it’s Christmas when…’, adding whatever unique aspect of the photo you want to be highlighted.”

“An example of a caption is ‘you know it’s Christmas when your neighbour starts putting up Christmas lights’,” she further indicated.

She said that the USF team is looking for entries that are “funny, warm, creative’ and that have “a nostalgic vibe”.

Prizes to be won include a 60” Samsung Smart TV; a laptop and a 10” Samsung tablet.

Miss Powell said the USF embarked on this competition, “because we wanted to remind persons of what a traditional Jamaican Christmas looks like, to celebrate our culture, and to also give back to persons in the best way we know how, which is by providing them with the technology that will help them to participate in the knowledge-based society that we are hoping to create”.

She pointed out that Christmas is a very special time of year, when persons will be seeking to connect with their loved ones, which they can do through the technological prizes available.

Entries, which should be at least two megabytes in size, should be sent to the USF at marketing@usf.gov.jm by December 15.

Additionally, entrants need to follow the USF social media pages Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as this is where the best photos will be posted, persons can vote for their favourite, and where the winners will be announced on December 18.

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