Government of Jamaica



Deadline Extension





I. Entrants must be children in the following age ranges: 9-11, 12-14, 15-17, who attend schools (private, public or home-schooled) in Jamaica. Proof of enrolment might be requested.

II. Children who have immediate and extended family members working at the OCR are not eligible to enter.




Theme for age 9-11 years-Break the Silence: What is Neglect?

Theme for age 12-14 years-Break the Silence: What is Child Labour?

Theme for age 15-17 years-Break the Silence: What is Child Trafficking?



Photo specifications & Rules


I. Photos should be no smaller than smaller than 500 KB and no larger than 2 MB and should conform to one of the following file formats: JPEG, PDF.

II. Only the OCR’s logos and slogans or that of sponsor (s) specified by the OCR, must be included, or captioned, in the photo, if applicable.

III. To the best of the entrant’s knowledge, the photo must not contain infringing, threatening, false, misleading, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content.

IV. The photo must not contain any material that could encourage conduct which would be against the law.

V. Each entry must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity.

VI. Each person depicted in the entry must have granted permission to be portrayed as shown. Any costumes, props or other materials used must be done with the permission of the owner.





I. Only one entry may be submitted per child.

II. Entries must be the sole work of the children who enter, and must not be done by adults.

III. Entries will be judged on: originality, interpretation of theme for each age group, creativity, and photo quality.

IV. The child is to do his/her own research on the various thematic area which applies to them, and based on the information gathered as to what the specific form of child abuse is, the child is expected to stage a performance and take a picture.

V. This picture, once the child is satisfied with the result, will be the entry to the photo competition.

VI. Entries must be submitted to the OCR on or before April 10, 2016.

VII. Selected finalists of the 2015/2016 OCR Photo Competition may be required to submit a rationale for their entries which might be presented at the awards ceremony.

VIII. The selection of all winners and awardees is the final decision of the OCR and is not subject to appeal.

IX. All submissions become the property of the OCR and may be used or distributed by the OCR in any form.

X. The OCR reserves the right to print/publish the entries at any given time.

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