It’s your last chance for entries to the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States,(OECS) video contest dubbed ‘Be a High Commissioner for a day Competition’ hosted by the High Commission of Canada and being run in honour of International Women’s Day March 8. But the entry deadline in February 26.

The competition now in its second year is open for youths between 16-19 living in any OECS country. The High Commission has a committee that will judge the videos. The winners will be announced February 27.

Speaking with the Observer, Jessica Mickie, Political and Public Affairs Officer for Canada noted that some priorities the Commission looks at in the region are aimed at gender equality ,climate change, inclusivity and human rights .

As Mackie explained it, “ All they have to do it submit a 60-90 second video to our Facebook page via private message answering the question: ‘How can you champion women right in the Caribbean?’ The winner of the competition will come to Barbados and they will come and participate on March 8th being our High Commissioner for the day and spend the day with us,” she informed.

She advised that participants to stay within a 60 to 90 second limit. “It could just be them in front of their phone answering the question. It is the answer we care about. Now if they feel they want to be theoretical and have props that will help them with their answer, that is a blank slate people can do what they like,” she said.

She said that last year the competition was held for the first time and “it was really successful so we decided to do it again.” Last year’s winner was Rosemary Phillips from Antigua.

Submissions should be sent to .