As a member of the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunication Organisations, LIME is encouraging students between the ages of 15 and 18 to participate in the regional association’s seventh annual World Telecommunication & Information Society Day essay competition.
This year, the competition focuses on the theme, “ICT’s and Improving Road Safety”.
Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications at LIME, Rachel Pilgrim,explained that the competition was in line with raising awareness around the role ICT can play in road safety.
“Global statistics indicate that some 1.3 million people are estimated to die on the world’s roads each year, while as many as 50 million are injured. Consequently, the United Nations proclaimed this decade as the Decade of Action for Road Safety,” she said.
“Across the Caribbean, there have been and continue to be a number of programmes and initiatives which foster the take-up and use of ICT. As we in the Caribbean continue to make the shift towards becoming digital economies, LIME is playing its part to assist CANTO in bringing local attention to ICT and Road Safety through this essay competition,” she added.
Pilgrim also noted that the prizes for the competition are appealing for students.
“The winner of this competition will receive US$1,000, a trip for two to attend CANTO’s annual conference in Aruba from July 14 to 17, hotel accommodation and a netbook computer. The runner-up will receive a netbook computer plus US$500, while the second runner-up will receive a smartphone and US$250,” she said.
“A winner has not emerged from Barbados for sometime and we are hoping that changes this year.”
The deadline for the submission of entries is May 3, 2013.