Poster Competition... Lupus Awareness Month

15 Oct 2021 9:53 AM | Anonymous


The Lupus Foundation of Jamaica (LFJ) is launching its poster competition targeting children 7 - 12 years and teens 13 - 19 years. The objective of the competition is to raise awareness, while displaying creative skills. Entrants will be assessed by a panel of judges based on adherence to the themes, originality, creativity and visual effectiveness. Entries with all the requirements must be sent to the Lupus foundation of Jamaica at 7 Barbados Avenue, no later than November 5, 2021. Winners to be announced Wednesday November 10, 2021. The following guidelines must be acknowledged: • Must be 8.5”x11” in size (letter size paper) • The orientation of the work area must be landscape

  • Must feature a ¾ inch border
  • The final work must be mounted of hard board/card stock Must reflect the theme: Children and Youth with Lupus: Saving Lives Through Knowledge and Support May use any or all of the following: liquid paint, pencils, pencil crayons, crayons or markers Must not be manufactured/ printed at a printer Must not be electronically printed

NB. Entrants are also required submit a 30 second video recording of the artist describing the piece. Alternatively a scanned copy along with a 100 word description may be sent. Shortlisted persons will be asked to submit the original piece prior to the day of the award. Selected pieces may be displayed at the LFJ Learning Centre and in LFJ publications.

Poster Judging Criteria:

For further details on how to enter, persons should visit the Lupus foundation of Jamaica website or contact LFJ at (876) 754-8458 / Email-



Effective Communication of the Theme

20 points


-Conveying message

20 points


-Technique, quality, style of work

40 points

Design/ Composition

-Visual appeal, use of colour, organization

20 points




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Miss Jamaica World Khalia Hall to join with Government and Medical Societies to support World Lupus Day Observance

Khalia Hall, the reigning Miss Jamaica World, is demonstrating the philosophy of Beauty with a Purpose as she lends her time and influence to the cause of Lupus Awareness.

Miss Jamaica World is one of several well-known personalities that have endorsed the efforts of the Foundation over the years to promote awareness about Lupus.  “I feel grateful to be able to use my platform as Miss Jamaica World to help the Lupus Foundation of Jamaica to raise awareness around this debilitating disease.” 

On May 10, Lupus Foundation of Jamaica will be joining in with lupus groups across the world in observance of  World Lupus Day 2022 under their own theme LUPUS LEVEL UP: Make Lupus Visible.  According to Dr Desiree Tulloch-Reid, President, the campaign will have an Island wide reach through media interviews and promotions, poster displays, a social media campaign and Awareness walks dubbed “Make Strides for Lupus” across the Island and will culminate in a World Lupus Day Ceremony and mini-health fair at Emancipation Park, New Kingston, on May 10, 2022.  “We will be engaging all our members, supporters, media partners, Government, community organisations, the public at large and all our online and social media to increase awareness of lupus, specifically this year emphasising the impact of lupus on the body’s organs.”  

Ms Hall will be supporting the LUPUS LEVEL Up campaign by a video endorsement for social media and being photographed in the purple T-shirt bearing the Campaign theme.  She will also attend the Foundation’s key event, a free mini-health fair at Emancipation Park, and take part in an official Opening Ceremony at 12:00 pm in tandem with the  Minister of State in the Ministry of Health & Wellness, Hon Juliette Cuthbert-Flynn who will declare the event open.

Also present at the free event at Emacipation Park will be representatives of several health Professional Associations including Medical Association of Jamaica, Dermatology Association of Jamica, Pharmaceutical Society of Jamaica and Jamaica Physiotherapy Association as well as Mandeville Regional Hospital Nephrology Unit, who will interact with the public and provide health talks and demonstrations.  National Health Fund will provide free health screening in tandem with the Diabetes Association of Jamaica.  A live broadcast on Riddim FM 102 with host Vernon Derby will also feature conversations with health professionals, volunteers and persons living with Lupus, as well as reports from participants in awareness walks and other activities across the Island.

The public is invited to wear purple on Tuesday May 10 in solidarity, to participate in local activities and make donations to the Foundation towards support services for persons with Lupus. Further information is available at the Foundation’s website or by contacting 8767548458.

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