Primary School Poster Competition



Poster design is an expression of creativity and technical aptitude. Bovell Cancer Diabetes Foundation has launched a poster competition on the occasion of World Diabetes Day 2009 (14th November, 2009).
This initiative seeks to raise awareness among Tobagonians about the serious impact of diabetes and its complications, and the importance of diabetes prevention. The theme of World Diabetes Day for 2009 is "Diabetes Education and Prevention."
Our poster competition is designed to encourage children to become enthusiastic about diabetes prevention.

Diabetes Poster Competition

We are delighted to have entries from primary school children between the ages of six and 15 years. All the submissions – whether humorous, serious, figurative or abstract, drawing, poetry or otherwise should transmit an important message that reflects some aspect of diabetes prevention. The following outlines the eligibility of entrants, judging process and criteria for the judging of the 2009 Poster Competition.

Our Poster Competition theme is Diabetes Prevention

Entry is open to all primary school students in Tobago

Two age groups - 6-9 years and 10-15 years

Minimum poster size must be 30 cm (W) x 40 cm (H) (11.8” x 15.7”) and no larger than 51 (W) x 81 (H) cm (20.0” x 32.0”)

Entries will be judged under the following categories: 1) drawings; 2) paintings; and 3) collages

Great prizes to be won!
There will be prizes in each age group and in each category as follows:

Individual Prizes

First Prize value $250

Second Prize value $200

Third Prize value $100

Merit prizes will be awarded ($50 each)

School Prizes

Challenge trophy for 1st prize in each category, each age group


Each poster must have an official entry form signed by class/art teacher or principal attached to the back

There may be no more than five posters in each category and each age group from any one school

There may be no more than one poster entry from each student

Posters must have the category you are competing under (drawing, collage, painting)

Each poster must have a title and must address 'Diabetes Prevention"

Each entry may have only one author printed on the poster; individual entries only

Judging Process

The following outlines the judging process for the selection of winners and runners up of the poster competition:

Posters must have a diabetes prevention focus

Appearance: attractively displayed in colour

Demonstrate effective use of art materials and/or words

Original design or innovative concept

Should make an impact from a distance

Adhere to the rules of the competition, for example, poster size

Be suitable for reproduction

Winners will be announced 14th November, 2009