Media Alert: Prize-giving for City's 'Hand-Washing Campaign' Poster Competition
The City of Cape Town's Health Directorate will today host the prize-giving for its 'Hand-Washing Campaign' poster competition.
The 'Hand-Washing Campaign', launched in October 2009, seeks to spread the message that good hand-washing habits remain one of the best ways to prevent the spread of disease.
The poster competition is a spin-off of this campaign. Entrants were grouped into two categories: Grades R to 3, and 4 to 7. To enter, they had to create an A3 poster emphasising the health benefits of hand-washing, thus learning through a creative medium.
The poster competition proved very popular, and some 500 entries were eligible for adjudication. A first, second and third prize will be awarded for the best posters in each category, and the schools of the winning learners will also receive a small prize.
Mayoral Committee Member for Health, Councillor Dumisani Ximbi, and Chairperson of the City's Health Portfolio Committee, Councillor James Vos will assist with the prize-giving.
Date: Wednesday 11 August 2010
Venue: Kristo Pienaar Education Centre, Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Totius Road, Welgemoed, Tygerberg
All media are welcome to attend.
Media Liaison Officer
City of Cape Town
Councillor James Vos
Health Portfolio Committee
Tel: 021 590 1680
Cell: 083 640 7640