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JADCO launched its 2023-2024 Dub Poetry Competition at the 10th annual staging of the Junior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshop, which was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre (JCC) in Kingston on Wednesday, October 4, 2023.

The 2023 Junior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshops and the dub poetry competition form part of JADCO’s 15th Anniversary celebration. JADCO celebrated its 15th Anniversary on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 and in recognition of this milestone, the organisation will continue to host several activities throughout the year under the theme, “Protecting Brand Jamaica Through Clean Sport”.

Speaking at the workshop, Executive Director of JADCO, Mrs. June Spence-Jarrett said, “The Dub Poetry Competition is designed to increase awareness of the Commission’s role in the fight against doping in sport within secondary schools. The competition will enable students to demonstrate their creativity. Students, I am encouraging everyone here to enter. We have provided some flyers with the guidelines.”  She further added, “Students, I know many of you are planning on becoming professional athletes, therefore, you need to take this workshop seriously.  It is imperative that you play fair at all times. Cheating can cost you your accomplishments and reputation. I want to reassure you that JADCO will not relent in its fight against doping in sport. We remain committed to the task at hand. Today, I would like to encourage you all to continue to play your part in the process.”

Also speaking at workshop, track and field athlete at Wolmer’s Trust High School for Girls Mikaila Scarlett, said, “I think the Dub Poetry Competition is a creative way to express and share information about anti-doping.” She further added,“Congratulations on celebrating your 15th anniversary.  I think what you are doing is so important and it is very helpful to students like me.”

Physical Education Teacher at Calabar High School, Jovaughn Benbow said, “The Dub Poetry Competition is a great idea to spread the message across Jamaica. Everyone could not be here today and a lot of the students will not be able to hear the information in-person about JADCO and what you do, so I believe this competition will help to spread the message right across the country and encourage people to be aware of JADCO and what JADCO stands for.” He further added, “Congratulations on celebrating your 15th anniversary. You are doing an amazing job helping to protect the athletes and on behalf of Calabar High School we would like to say continue doing the great work you have been doing.”

The deadline for submitting entries in the 2023-2024 JADCO Dub Poetry Competition is February 23, 2024. The winner will receive a trophy and $40,000 dollars, while second place will receive a trophy and $30,000 dollars and third place will be rewarded with a plaque and $25,000 dollars.

JADCO is hosting four Junior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshops across the island during the month of October. The first workshop which was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre catered to secondary school student athletes and support personnel from schools in Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Thomas and St. Catherine. Participants at the workshop were provided with values-based education, as well as information on the role and responsibilities of JADCO, the doping control process, the Anti-Doping Education and Learning Platform (ADEL) created by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the social consequences of doping.

Please see below the entry application: 

Dub Poetry Competition Entry Form

For further information, please contact:
The Communication and Education Department 
Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission
Ballater Multiplex 1 Ballater Avenue, Kingston 10, Jamaica