Virtual Opportunity for School Aged Children

In order to increase awareness of how to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the National Cultural Foundation is calling on school age children to create a poster, film, poem or short story under the broad theme “COVID-19 Stop the Spread”.

The Contest

  • Each discipline is open to children ages 6-10, 11-14 and 15-17 
  • Your age category is equivalent to your age at the time of submission
  • The best submission per discipline will be chosen in each age category
  • There are no limitations to the number of entries per entrant. 
  • Work deemed inappropriate for school aged entries will not be judged.
  • Entries after the deadline will not be accepted.

All submissions will be made via the National Cultural Foundation’s website, www.ncf.bb.

DEADLINE: Monday, May 25th at 4:00PM


Visual Arts Poster Design

  • Posters can be created on paper or digitally using Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator
  • Paper poster designs should be placed flat surface and a photograph of the poster design should be taken making sure all four sides are even with the sides of the camera.


  • Short stories should be no more than 1000 words. The story can be in any style or genre and set in any time or space as long as it explores the topic at hand.
  • Poems can be created to a maximum of 500 words

Spoken Word

  • Spoken word poems should be created, performed and recorded by the entrant.
  • The audio and/or video may be recorded using a digital camera, smart phone, tablet or any such recording device. The recording should be for a maximum of 3 minutes.


  • Videos can be created with a cell phone, tablet, digital camera of any digital recording device.
  • Entries should be for a maximum of 3 minutes
  • Videos can include animations, texts, stickers or other creative techniques to make them impactful
  • The video file name MUST match the video title listed on the entry form and include the entrant’s name.

An example would be:

ANDRE SMITH – Stop the Spread.mp4

We love popular music and famous brands just like everyone does! However, the use of copyrighted materials (such as popular music or brand names) is NOT PERMITTED without written permission of the material’s owner. It is the responsibility of the entrant and entrant sponsor to secure written permission needed for use of any copyrighted, trademarked or protected materials.

Proof must contain the name of the video (must match the name of video listed on the entry form), lead personnel and sponsor names, name of copyrighted/protected material used in video, and the signature of the authorized agent granting permission).

MANY copyright-free music, visual, and other material resources exist! Use your internet browser or talk to your mentor for ideas!

  • Branded products and product names in videos:

If you have a need to use a product in your video, please follow this guideline.

  1. Do not use a protected brand in a box, bottle, can, cup or prop of any type
  2. If you use an alcoholic drink as a prop please be sure that you cannot make out the brand or simply remove the label.
  3. You can also make your own generic labels for your props and simply attach them with clear tape.


Prizes will be awarded to the top awardee in each discipline for this competition:


15-17: $1000
11-14: $800
6-10: $500

The National Cultural Foundation shall be entitled to use all materials submitted via this competition in advertisements and promotional campaigns to prevent the spread of COVID-19 all materials submitted. Therefore I hereby acknowledge and agree that the NCF may use his/her name, photographs, likeness, and any other promotional materials in all such promotions, advertising or other activities for the purposes of continued campaigns.

Only one entry per discipline will be accepted. Should two or more entries be submitted, only the first entry will be accepted.


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