Barbados’ Logo and Motto Competitions re. CAPS


In Barbados, the Logo and Motto competitions, for a proposed Caribbean Association of Professional Statisticians (CAPS), was launched from the beginning of May 2013. The deadline date for the submission of completed participation forms to the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS) was given as 31 May, 2013.


Participation forms for the Logo and Motto Competitions were accessible from the BSS Website -


Sixteen completed forms were received by the deadline date: 7 for the Motto and 9 for the Logo.

Two of the judges identified for these competitions met in the BSS Director’s office on Tuesday, 2013/06/25 and selected the winning entries. These forms were submitted by the following persons:


  • For the winning Motto entry: Mr. Zerayaicob Yaicob;
  • For the winning Logo entry: Ms. Iesha Brathwaite.


The following cash prizes were offered for the winner of each competition (in Barbados):


  1. Logo Competition - $ 1,500.00
  2. Motto Competition - $ 500.00


The national winners will be announced on 5 July 2013 and the winning submissions will be forwarded to the CARICOM   Secretariat by 31 July 2013, relative to the regional competition for all CARICOM countries.


The Overall Winner will be announced at the Thirty-eighth Meeting of the Standing Committee of Caribbean Statisticians (SCCS) to be held at a venue to be determined, later in 2013.




Zera Yaicob is an 11 year old pupil of The Rock Christian Primary. He recently sat the "Common Entrance" exam, performing very well to emerge as the top male student in the island. He has a wide range of interests some of which are reading, aviation, science, alternative forms of energy, swimming and football. He learnt about the competition through "Opportunity Calls" and decided to give it a try. He was "pleasantly surprised and overwhelmed" to learn that he was the winner of the CAPS motto competition and was "excited" upon being informed that his motto would now be  submitted to CARICOM for the regional leg of the competition. He is now "eagerly anticipating the outcome of this contest".


From September ZeraYaicob will enter Harrison College and looks forward to representing his new school in activities such as this one.



Submitted by his mother, Ms. H. Yaicob





Ms. Iesha Brathwaite is a member of Pixelprojekts, which is a family company.


Creative, imaginary, multidisciplinary artists with a drive for pixel perfection. Our skill set ranges from calligraphy to brand development, to web and social media with special expertise in logo design. This knowledge and experience is immediately available to our every client and audience.  We also love movies.



Submitted by her husband, Mr. C. Brathwaite