Earth Day 2019 Poster Competition

Official Contest Rules 

“Protect Our Species – Earth Day 2019 Poster Competition”

Competition Sponsors[1]

The “Protect Our Species – Earth Day 2019 Poster Competition” is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).

Description of Contest Objectives

Earth Day is an annual event observed on April 22 to celebrate the environment and raise awareness about pollution.  The idea for Earth Day was proposed by the then U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970.  Now in its 49th year, the United States Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS is pleased to announce its “Protect Our Species – Earth Day 2019 Poster Competition”, which is open to all persons in the Eastern Caribbean between the ages of 16 and 21. The U.S. Embassy Bridgetown is committed to encouraging young people to pursue their passions for the creative and visual arts as a means of protecting species and the environment.

The U.S. Embassy will be hosting this competition in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  Participants will have the opportunity to win prize packages including laptops and tablets.

Persons between the age of 16 and 21 are invited to submit an original poster depicting the theme “Protect Our Species” accompanied by a brief paragraph (not exceeding 250 words) explaining the message of the poster.


Events from this contest will be announced and promoted on various Social Media platforms including Facebook and Twitter, but contest entry and administration will take place through direct e-mail.  Contest winners will also be announced on  Facebook, Twitter, and via local press;  however Facebook and Twitter are not partners or sponsors of the contest.

How to Enter

The contestant may only submit their poster entry as an attachment to the Public Affairs Section at The drawing must be accompanied by a paragraph (not exceeding 250 words) explaining the message of the poster. The contestant should also include the following information in the email: (i) First and Last Name, (ii) Birth Date, (iii) Contact Information (phone number & e-mail address), (iv) Country of Citizenship; and (v) Letter of Parental Consent if the contestant is under the age of 18.

Once submitted, the artwork is considered a final submission and may not be modified, edited, or replaced.  Individual contestants may submit no more than one drawing. Participation in this contest is automatically deemed as acceptance of these Official Contest Rules.  A submission must be the original work of the contestant.

The competition opens on Friday, February 1, and entries must be submitted on or before Friday, April 05, 2019. Winners will be announced on Monday, April 22, 2019.


  1. Contestants will have an opportunity to win a grand prize of a laptop in addition to other assorted prizes.
  2. Winners have to confirm the acceptance of the prize in an email reply within three calendar days. If the acceptance is not confirmed by the required date, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right to select an alternative winner.  Each winner must provide a valid physical mailing address where a prize, if any, is to be shipped.  The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for any problems related to the shipping of any prize, including, but not limited to, theft, delay, damage, or destruction/accidental loss by the shipping carrier.
  3. Any unused portion of the prize is not transferable, convertible, or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash. All taxes on or in connection with any prize, and the reporting consequences thereof, are the sole and exclusive responsibility of the winner.

[1] Throughout the contest rules, the term “sponsors” is used to represent either single or multiple sponsors, where applicable.

Protect Our Species Earth Day Competition Full Contest Rules (Microsoft Word – 32 KB – Get Open Office)