BNOC launches poster contest
Talented secondary and tertiary students across the island will be given the opportunity to showcase their creative skills in the Barbados National Oil Company Ltd (BNOCL) 2011 calendar. BNOCL has launched its sustainable energy-related poster competition under the theme Save Energy, Save Money. It is open to youth aged 11 to 19, and will run to October 22. The competition is part of BNOCL’s bid to rebrand as an energy company instead of an oil company and will help to increase awareness and promote a greater appreciation for energy conservation and sustainable energy among that age group.
Sustainable energyBNOCL acting general manager Winton Gibbs said: “We are pleased to engage persons of this age group as we move towards increasing levels of sustainable energy use in Barbados. “We recognise the need for shaping positive conservative attitudes towards energy, and the youth will be our forerunners in this movement.” Entrants are required to submit a poster for their respective category; 11-15 or 16-19, depicting their ideas on sustainable energy, along with a 200-word description of their work. Submissions may be made under the sub-themes: Efficient Use Of Energy, Sustainable Energy Use, Renewable Energy and Energy Innovation. The 12 winners (six from each category) could win up to $1 000 worth of art supplies and equipment for their school and individual prizes such as an Apple iPad, iPod Touch, as well as books and DVDs on sustainable energy. Winning submissions will also be featured in BNOCL’s 2011 calendar.
Judging on themesEach poster will be judged on its relevance to the themes, originality, innovation and aesthetics. Posters are to be produced in a horizontal format 13 inches high and 18 inches wide and can be produced in oil, charcoal, acrylic or water colour, using photography, graphic design, digital or other. The entrant’s name, age, contact information and school must accompany each submission.All entries must be submitted to Richard Goddard, Renewable Energy Officer, BNOCL, Woodbourne, St Philip on or before Friday, October 22, by 4 p.m. The winners will be announced on October 29. Interested people may also ask questions and engage in discussion via the Facebook page, Barbados National Oil Company Poster Competition.