“Little girls with dreams become women with vision!”
U.S. Embassy Bridgetown encourages all girls to be creative, and show us how they dream big!
Calling all Brownies!
The United States Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS invites Girl Guides in Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines to participate in its “Dream Big: Inspiring Women Collage Competition.”
In March 2018, Mattel® launched its series of “Inspiring Women” Barbie Dolls in honor of International Women’s Day. The inaugural series of “Inspiring Women” feature several historical figures, including American icons Amelia Earhart and Katherine Johnson, who made outstanding contributions to their society. Mattel® noted that these courageous women “took risks, changed rules, and paved the way for generations of girls to dream bigger than ever before.”
Alongside the release of this series of Barbie Dolls, U.S. Embassy Bridgetown invites Girl Guides (ages 6 – 10) to choose one (1) of the American “Inspiring Women” dolls, and submit a poster collage depicting that woman’s picture surrounded by images of the girls and women in their community, country, and throughout the world who inspire you. The poster collage must be accompanied by a written description explaining why you selected that Inspiring Woman Barbie Doll and the surrounding female images, and what your big dreams are for your future.
U.S. Embassy Bridgetown will choose two winners in each country, one from the Girl Guides Association ages 6 to 8 and one from ages 9 to 10 years. Winners will receive a prize package including the select Barbie Dolls. Please see below for full competition rules and guidelines.
- Entries must be submitted to the identified locations in each country on or before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018.
- Antigua: American Corner Antigua, National Public Library, Hailes Promenade, St. John’s
- Kitts and Nevis: EducationUSA Advising Center, Charles A. Halbert Library, Cunningham Street, Basseterre
- Vincent and the Grenadines: EducationUSA Advising Center, St. Vincent Public Library, Richmond Hill, Kingstown
- A committee of employees from U.S. Embassy Bridgetown will judge the contest, and that committee’s decision shall be binding and indisputable. Winners and prize packages will be announced at the featured presentation for Girl Guides in each country.
- The contest submissions become the property of U.S. Embassy Bridgetown which may, at its sole discretion, republish entries in whole or in part on its website and/or social media platforms.
Collage & Summary Guidelines:
- Participants are encouraged to be as creative as possible. Judges will determine winners based on the creativity, originality and organization of their poster as well as the strength of their written summary.
- Posters and summaries must include the below contact information, and must be accompanied by the U.S. Embassy’s signed Participant Consent Form (attached).
- Full name of contestant
- Parent’s contact information (Name, Telephone Number and Email Address)
- Girl Guide Adult Leader (Name, Telephone Number and Email Address)
- Poster Dimensions: Posters must not exceed 22 inches (L) x 22 inches (W)
- The summary must be neatly handwritten or typed, and should not exceed the below word limit.
- Ages 6 – 8 years: 100 – 150 words.
- Ages 9 – 10 years: 150 – 200 words
- Summary must explain why the contestant selected the Inspiring Woman Barbie Doll and the surrounding female images, and what the contestant’s big dreams are for their future. Mattel’s® “Inspiring Women Series” includes:
- Amelia Earhart: the first female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
- Katherine Johnson: pioneer in mathematics who broke barriers of race and gender.
- Each entry must be the original work of the contestant. Summaries that are plagiarized will render the entry ineligible.