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ILO Poster and Essay Competition

ILO Poster and Essay Artwork 25x5- Final

 

The Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development asks,

“What ‘The Future of Work’ Means to Me”.

These contests are part of a series of events by the Ministry to celebrate the International Labour Organization’s 100th anniversary and its 50th year in the Caribbean.

 

Categories:

Poster Competition: Standards 1 to 3; 4 to 5; Forms 1 to 6

Essay Competition: Standards 4 to 5; Forms 1 to 6

 

Poster Competition Guidelines

  • Theme: “What ‘The Future of Work’ Means to Me”.
  • Format: Painting, Drawing and Computer Graphics (Computer graphics must be printed and submitted)
  • Design size: no larger than 18” x 24”
  • Materials: Pencils, coloured pencils, pastels, water colours, acrylics, poster paints, markers, Indian ink, charcoal, crayons and computer graphics
  • Please attach a brief describing the piece in no more than 300 words.
  • Only original entries will be eligible. Submissions that infringe on any copyrighted material will be disqualified.
  • Each participant is allowed one entry only
  • Teams of up to five (5) members can submit one piece. In this case, please designate a team leader who will submit on behalf of the team.

 

Submission Criteria

Entry packages MUST be labelled with the following details:

  • Title: “Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development International Labour Organization Poster competition”
  • Name: Jane Doe (Sample)
  • Age: 13 (Sample)
  • Contact information: Telephone contact and an email address must be included
  • Name of Entrant’s School: Sample Primary School
  • Materials used: Acrylic (Sample)

 

By entering the competition, participants are agreeing permission for winning artwork to be displayed by the ILO and/or the Ministry at various events during the 100th Anniversary year, with full credit to the winners.

 

Judging

The winning pieces will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges who will be appointed for that purpose. The judges’ decision is final.

Judging criteria is as follows:

  • Interpretation of theme: 30%
  • Artistic Design/Composition: 30%
  • Creativity/Craftsmanship: 30%
  • Overall Impact: 10%

 

Entries must be submitted to any of the following offices of the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development

  • International Waterfront Centre Tower C, Level 6 1A Wrightson Road Port of Spain
  • Third floor, Manpower Division St James Street San Fernando
  • OJT Office, Tam Building, Glen Road Tobago

 


 

Essay Competition Guidelines

Primary School Category (Standards 4 -5)

You woke up and realised that you were (10) years older and getting ready for another day of work. Write a story about your experiences that day. You may include details about:

  • What kind of work you did
  • A problem you solved at work
  • How you felt throughout the experience
  • How your day ended

Your story should be a maximum of 500 words and will be judged on content, organisation, language use and grammar and mechanics.

 

Secondary School Category (Forms 1-6)

International Waterfront Centre Tower C, Level 6 1A Wrightson Road Port of Spain Third floor, Manpower Division St James Street San Fernando OJT Office, Tam Building, Glen Road Tobago

Write an essay on the topic, “What ‘The Future of Work’ Means to Me”.

Your essay must be a maximum of 1000 words and will be judged on content, organisation, word choice, sentence fluency, convention and voice.

The following questions may guide your answer:

  • How do you define ‘work’ at present?
  • Will that change when you formally join the world of work?
  • What skills will you need as you work in the 21st century?
  • What rights should workers in the future have that they may not have at present?
  • What challenges might workers face in the future and what are some solutions to those challenges?

 

Submission Criteria

Submit your entry with the subject “Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development International Labour Organization Essay competition” to the Ministry offices listed above or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entries that are typed must be in a legible font and double spaced.

 

Entry packages must be labelled with the following details:

  • Title: “Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development International Labour Organization Poster competition”
  • Name: Jane Doe (Sample)
  • Age: 13 (Sample)
  • Class: Form 2 (Sample)
  • Contact Information: Telephone contact and an email address must be included
  • Name of Entrant’s School: Sample Secondary School
  • Word Count: 1000 (Sample)

Competition starts September 2nd, 2019 and ends September 27th, 2019.

Judges decision is final

 

You can win up to $45,000.00 in prize monies from theTrinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation.