Heritage competition focuses on reparation

Winners of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) 2018 Heritage Competition show off their trophies at the awards ceremony held at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, St Andrew, last year
Winners of the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) 2018 Heritage Competition show off their trophies at the awards ceremony held at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge, St Andrew, last year. From (left) are Mahalia Ulett of Ardenne Preparatory and Extension High, who won in the poster category; De’andra Calvert of the University of Technology (UTech), who took top honours in the photography component; and George Headley Primary School student, Gianni Willie, who placed first in the essay category.

Students will demonstrate their understanding of reparation in the Jamaican context as they participate in the Jamaica Information Service’s (JIS) 2019 Heritage Competition.

The annual competition is open to students attending primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, who are invited to submit entries in the essay, poster and photography categories, respectively.

Special Projects Manager and chair of the planning committee, Andrine Davidson, said that the issue of reparations has become topical internationally, and students are being encouraged to contribute to the discourse through their creative works.

Deadline for submission of entries in the JIS Heritage Competition is Monday, October 28.