JET has just announced a new competition for all those communities engaged in Labour Day cleanups across the island – through the Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica campaign. Once again, this is supported by the wonderful Tourism Enhancement Fund and Wisynco Group. When is Labour Day? Surely you must know! It’s Tuesday, May 23. Let’s get busy and clean up our beautiful island (and keep it clean and beautiful, too!)
Here is JET’s press release…
On Monday, May 8, 2017 the Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) announced the latest initiative under its Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica campaign – The Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica Cleanup Network Photo Competition. The competition invites Jamaican community groups, service clubs, academic institutions, and non-government organizations to submit “before” and “after” photographs of their Labour Day cleanups for the chance to win cash prizes of up to J$50,000. The photo competition is being hosted by JET with the support of the Tourism Enhancement Fund and the Wisynco Group, who fund the Clean Coasts Project and Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica.
“We are excited to announce this competition on the heels of the launch of the Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica Cleanup Network in March,” said Felicia Wong, JET Project Coordinator. “This year Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica is all about encouraging communities to host their own cleanups – and Labour Day is a perfect opportunity to keep that ball rolling.”
Groups can enter the Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica Cleanup Network Photo Competition by submitting two high resolution photographs of a site where they have hosted a cleanup between May 8 and May 28, 2017 – one of the photos should be taken before the cleanup, and one should be taken after. Photos, details of the cleanup and contact information for the entrants should be sent to JET via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11:59PM on Sunday. May 28, 2017. Detailed criteria and rules for the photo competition can be found on the Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica website: www.nuhduttyupjamaica.org.
Photos must also be shared publicly via social media channels – Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter with the hashtags #NuhDuttyUpJamaica and #NDUJPIX. Three winners will be selected from submissions to receive cash prizes and will also be included in a Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica Cleanup Network feature in local newspapers and on social media.
Nuh Dutty Up Jamaica is a public education campaign that aims to improve citizen knowledge about the impact of poorly handled waste on public health and the environment, while encouraging personal responsibility for the generation and disposal of waste.
Contact: Felicia Wong, Jamaica Environment Trust, 123 Constant Spring Road, Unit 5, Kingston 8. Tel: (876) 960-3693/ 418-0142 Fax: (876) 926-0212