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    • The inaugural Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Heritage Poster Competition has been received with enthusiasm by students across Jamaica.
    • The competition runs alongside the agency’s Essay Competition, which is now in its fourth year and has enjoyed tremendous success among primary level students.
    • Secondary level students in Grades 7 to 13 were required to submit a graphic designed or illustrated poster depicting the theme ‘We are Free’.

    The inaugural Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Heritage Poster Competition  has been received with enthusiasm by students across Jamaica.

    “We are satisfied with the number and quality of the entries received from our students,” said Director of Production, Enthrose Campbell, who is also Chair of the JIS Planning Committee, which manages the competition.

    The competition runs alongside the agency’s Essay Competition, which is now in its fourth year and has enjoyed tremendous success among primary level students.

    Secondary level students in Grades 7 to 13 were required to submit a graphic designed or illustrated poster depicting the theme ‘We are Free’.

    “The Heritage Poster Competition represents an expansion of our reach to the youth to engage them in ideas about our nation’s culture and history. We think it is an excellent way to get high school age students to express their thoughts about Jamaica artistically,” JIS Special Projects Manager, Andrine Davidson, explained.

    For the Essay Competition, students aged 9 to 12 years were asked to write a 400 to 500-word essay on the topicWhich National Heritage Site is Most Significant and Why?’  

    Both competitions will culminate in the JIS Heritage Competition Awards Ceremony to be held early in 2015.

    “We are really excited about the way our competitions are evolving and by all indications, so are the entrants. They have been calling to find out if they have been shortlisted. We want to assure them that they don’t have much longer to wait,”

    Ms. Campbell said.

    Prizes include a weekend for four, tablet computers, a printer, book vouchers, cash, summer graphic courses, smartphones, certificates, and trophies.

    Sponsors include Franklyn D. Resort, Singer Jamaica Limited, LIME, CARIMAC, Guardian Life, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Frame Art, Victoria Mutual Building Society, Sangster’s Book Stores, NCB Foundation, Jamaica National, Royale Computers and Accessories, Stephen Jones Landscaping, and WB Trophies.

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