The Government of Belize is committed to reducing child labour in Belize. Recognizing the urgency and severity of this issue, the Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour, and Local Government is spearheading a School Poster Competition which serves as a tool to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of eliminating child labour in Belize. This competition not only aims to inform, but also acts as a call to action for all stakeholders involved. This poster competition is design to inspire students to become actively engage in the discussions surrounding child labour. By encouraging research and comprehension of the topic, students will also be immediately involved in creating posters, which depicts a better understanding and stimulate advocacy and social change.

Furthermore, the Government of Belize views reducing child labour as a top priority, and this initiative exemplifies our commitment to resolving this pressing matter. We believe that by involving youths and fostering community discussions, we can create lasting change, leading to the eradication of child labour from our society.



The competition is open to high school students of Belize (1st – 4th Form)


The submissions must illustrate, interpret, and promote the topic, Eliminating Child Labour in


Poster Competition Rules:

1.Eligibility - The poster competition is open to high school students across the country of Belize. Below are other requirements to enter the competition:

a) Student in first to fourth form.

b) Age range between 12-18 years

c) Belizean

d) High School in Belize

e) One submission per participant

2. How to enter - Participants (students) must follow the submission and poster requirements.

I. School or student must notify the Ministry of their participation in the competition. Contact the Ministry at

II. Notification of participation must include Student’s full name, High School, Form, phone number and email address.

III. The Ministry will coordinate with the respective high school principal to collect the posters.

3. Submission date: All entries must be received by the Ministry’s Public Relations Officer on Thursday November 2nd, 2023, no later than 5:00 pm.

No other method or late submission will be accepted after the above date.

4. Winner announcement - Winners will be contacted directly and must respond as instructed to the notification and must provide requested information to receive the prizes personally.

5. Prizes - A cash prize of $1,000 will be rewarded to the first-place winner. The second-place winner will be rewarded with $750.00, and the third-place winner will be rewarded with $500.00.

6. Poster requirements: The poster MUST:

  • Clearly illustrate a solution to eliminate child labour, as well as what people may do to assist in ending child labour.
    • -A hashtag of the theme should be featured in the finished piece “#EndChildLabour”.
  • Be innovative and original (modification of a previously published work will not be considered an original idea). Entries will not be disqualified because another uploaded design has a similar concept, however participants must avoid from intentionally copying a public poster design.
  • Be well designed, logical and use easy to read text and visuals, neatly designed layout compliments content.
  • Include the following information: the student’s full name, high school and form. This information should be placed at the back of the poster.
  • Be unique, detailed, and engaging in your exploration of different options and graphic components.
  • Be attractive in design, layout, neatness, and use of colours, shapes, symbols.
  • Poster size must be A4 (8.27 in x 11.6 in) and have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi. The entries must be submitted in landscape layout and in JPG or PNG format.
  • Posters must be drawn or painted.
  • No grammatical or typographical mistakes are on the poster.
  • Intellectual and/or property rights are not violated.

7. Criteria for Judging:

Judging – A panel of 4 judges will evaluate all submissions based on the following criteria:

a) Relevance to the theme: eliminating child labour in Belize (4 ways to eliminate child labour)

b) Originality/Creativity

c) Clarity

d) Attractiveness

e) Grammar

Relevance to the theme (50%):

- Does poster effectively present the issue of child labour in Belize?

- Does it depict the realities of child labour in the Belize?

- Does it effectively raise awareness on the importance of eliminating child labour?

a) Clarity

b) Attractiveness

c) Grammar

Visual appeal (30%):

- Does the poster’s message resonate with the viewer?

- Does it capture the attention of the viewer?

- Does the artwork use the medium, materials, and other elements to present the message in a creative way?

Originality (20%):

- Is the poster unique?

Note: By participating in the competition, students agree to adhere by these official rules and the ultimate binding decision in all areas relevant to the competition. On every aspect of the competition, all decisions are final.

8. Announcement of winners:

The three highest scores will be selected as the winners on November 6th, 2023, will be given out a at a Ceremony hosted by the Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour, and Local Government on November 9th, 2023, in Belize City.

9. Rights reserved:

The Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour, and Local Government reserves the right to disqualify any entry that fails to adhere to any of the conditions for poster submission or that does not align with these official rules.

10. Rights in submissions/Intellectual Property:

  • Student agrees to grant the Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour, and Local Government a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide license to publish, distribute, display, perform, create derived works, and publish derived works from their submitted work on a billboard to be displayed to passers-by.
  • Participants waive the Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour, and Local Government from any and all claims and obligations (present or future).
  • By joining the competition, all students agree to allow the Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour, and Local Government to use the poster design, photograph, and image for public education its website and social media accounts, or promotion without further notice, permission, compensation, or consideration.
  • Students must not use copyrighted or trademarked products in the poster.
  • Upon submitting the poster, they must warrant that their work is original and does not infringe on intellectual property.

11. Other Guidelines:

Entries must not contain rude, unlawful, discriminatory, and libelous content nor third-party advertising slogan, logos, or trademarks. For posters that will contain photographs of people, consent forms are required from the photographed individuals.

  • If the student is under 18 years old, a parent or guardian must sign a consent form.
  • The consent form can be a paragraph stating that permission to be photographed and for the use of the photograph in the poster has been granted.

12. Submission on Entries:

Kindly submit your entries to:

Ms. Ginéé Neal, Public Relations Officer

Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Labour, and Local Government

Deadline: Thursday November 2nd, 2023, 5:00 pm.