Ministry of Health & Social Development
Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture
Release Date:
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 - 2:17pm

Students between ages 9 and 12 are invited to participate in the Essay Competition on ‘How Antibiotics Help And Hurt Us’ in observance of World Antibiotics Day.

Entries must be typed in 12 Times New Roman font size with 1 and half spacing. Their full name, school, grade, gender, age and contact information must also be attached to the front page and saved in a pdf format.

Students in all secondary schools and the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College are also invited to participate in the Video Competition on the topic, “How Antibiotic use and misuse have impacted out life today’. The presentations can be produced on a cellphone and must not exceed 5 minutes in length. Students are encouraged to be creative.

Essays and videos must be submitted via email to grwheatley-smith@gov.vg or gracie_wheatley@hotmail.com by October 31. Prizes for winners include an iPhone and an iPad. Winners will be announced on World Antibiotics Day on November 12.

For more information, interested persons can call 468-4526 or 468-9850.


Adrianna J. Soverall

Information Officer
Department of Information and Public Relations
Telephone: 468-3701 ext. 2730
Email:    asoverall@gov.vg