ASHAGAYE Mullings has taken the top rated place in the Ministry of Health and Wellness’ ‘COVID Ah Kip’ social media competitors.
The competition, which was open up to Jamaicans 18 to 35, was organised as portion of a local community engagement initiative aimed at reinforcing the infection avoidance and command steps to stop the unfold of the virus.
Individuals had been invited to make a a single-moment movie on donning a mask or social distancing for a prospect to earn interesting prizes, additionally the opportunity to have the profitable entry showcased in the ministry’s ongoing COVID-19 instruction marketing campaign.
At the awards ceremony held on Wednesday at the ministry’s New Kingston workplaces, Mullings walked away with a Flow smartphone, evening meal for two at the Jamaica Pegasus resort, a $50,000 gift certificate from Victoria Mutual Creating Society (VMBS), two gas refills from IGL Blue Limited, and gift baskets from Dairy Industries Minimal and Jamaica Biscuit Firm Limited.
Condition minister in the ministry Juliet Cuthbert Flynn congratulated the competitors and thanked them for assisting the Authorities with marketing the information geared to safeguarding the life of Jamaicans.
“This is a excellent initiative to bring awareness relating to COVID-19, specially supplied the actuality that we experienced a massive spike. The actuality that persons took the time out on social media to interact in this sort of recognition is good,” she stated.
Mullings, whose winning video focuses on the great importance of wearing a mask, explained to JIS Information that she was elated to have taken the major place in the competitors.
“I normally shy absent from social media competitions for the reason that occasionally in the beginning you truly feel like you have obtained this, and then closer to the deadline yet another particular person creeps up and beats you,” she reported.
An avid videographer, Mullings explained she made the decision to enter in buy to build her portfolio, but most importantly, to aid “promote the concept and sensitise people about the great importance of carrying a mask simply because it lowers the possibility of contracting [COVID-19].”
Second put went to a group consisting of Shemar Grant, Marian Burton and Jean Claude Walter. They received $5,000 reward certificates from MegaMart, gas refills from IGL Blue Limited gift baskets from Dairy Industries and Jamaica Biscuit Company, and Working day Spa certificates from Totally Male.
Sophia Taylor, who put 3rd, obtained a $25,000 reward certification from Fontana Pharmacy, gasoline refill from IGL Blue Confined, and reward baskets from Dairy Industries and Jamaica Biscuit Company.
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