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JCDC Promotes Healthy Eating and Road Safety in Creative Writing Competition

 The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) has partnered with the National Health Fund, Nestle Jamaica and the National Road Safety Council for the 2016 Jamaica Creative Writing Competition in an effort to promote Healthy Eating and Road Safety. This partnership will culminate in sponsored themes under which participants can enter the competition.

Persons can enter the competition with pieces under the National Health Fund’s theme “Healthy Living Reimagining Food… Healthy Eating on a Low Budget”, Nestle Jamaica’s theme “Eat Healthy…Exercise…Knock-out Obesity” or the National Road Safety Council’s theme “Protect your life! Use safety devices” (with an emphasis on the use of helmets, seatbelts and car seats,)

According to Stephen Davidson, Director Marketing & Public Relations, “The JCDC is pleased to partner with these organizations on these two important and relevant topics: eating healthy and road safety.” He further stated that “Jamaicans love to express themselves in a creative way and the Jamaica Creative Writing Competition is a perfect avenue to get these messages across.”

The Jamaica Creative Writing Competition has been one of the best channels of providing Jamaican writers with the opportunity of recognizing and validating their talent, while showcasing and promoting writers and their original work.

The competition is divided into three levels: Junior, Intermediate and Adult and awards are given to the top writers in each level of the five areas. Entrants are encouraged to write about the Jamaican experience.

Entries for the competition are now open, and will remain so until April 29, 2016. Persons can access entry forms, rules and competition guidelines from the JCDC website, www.jcdc.gov.jm, its Head Office at 3-5 Phoenix Avenue in Kingston or Parish Offices across the island.

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