As part of its anti-drug campaign, the Belmopan Active Youth, in December of last year, launched a poster and slogan competition. Invitation was extended to high schools within the Belmopan area. Yesterday, a panel of judges met to review the entries and select winners for the respective categories. Here is Project Director for BAY, Sharlette Neal with the results of the slogan competition.
“The prize for this i a First Caribbean Bank account of $500. The winner of the slogan competition was from Our Lady of Guadalupe High School. This person is no other than Luis Guevara. His entry is “Count on Me to be Drug Free”. The judges particularly liked this slogan because they said it added a personal touch and is something that we can definitely adopt throughout the course of this drug free program initiative that we are currently doing. The slogans will be reproduced on the T-shirts fro this competitions and for our banners and any of the items that we use throughout this programs as we go around to the different schools or organizations”.
Ms. Sharlette Neal: “We have an ambitious idea to reproduce the winning poster at Independence Park which has a basically unused backdrop stage and we want to see if we can commission an artist to reproduce this very painting. The winner of this competition id from the Belmopan Comprehensive High School. This young man gets to take home, also a First Caribbean Bank account of $500 and he is a 3rd Form Business student. His name is Egner Oscal. So, we want to congratulate Egner Oscal for winning the first place in this competion. Our 2nd place winner who takes home a cash prize of $300 is also from the Belmopan Comprehensive High School, a 3rd Art Student. Her name is Joann Mithio”.
The prizes will be awarded on 27 February at BAY’s High school Drug Free Initiative Launch. This first phase ends in November of this year.