Caribbean Awareness Week

Stop Disease Transmission, Start Source Reduction! Join our social media reel competition to raise awareness about mosquito-borne diseases and showcase effective ways to reduce mosquito breeding sites in your communities. Use your creativity to educate, engage, and empower viewers to take action!



  • To raise awareness about the dangers and impact of mosquito transmitted diseases in the Caribbean Region.
  • To emphasize messages shared during public education campaigns on mosquito awareness.
  • To foster behaviour change among CARPHA Member States.
  • To increase public interest and promote engagement on CARPHA Social Media platforms.



  • Open to all residents of the CARPHA Member States 18 years and over.
  • Staff of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) and members of the Caribbean Vector Borne Disease Network (CariVecNet) are not eligible to participate.


Reel Guidelines:

  • Duration: Reels should be between 30 and 90 seconds long.
  • Format: Videos to be submitted in a vertical (9:16) format, suitable for Instagram.
  • Content: Reels must focus on one or more of the following themes:
    • Source Reduction: Show a mosquito breeding site containing Aedes aegypti larvae and/or pupae and demonstrate the appropriate source reduction methods. (e.g., eliminating standing water, securely covering water storage containers and tanks).
    • Education: Provide educational facts about the dangers of mosquito-borne diseases.
  • Originality: Each entry must be an original work, not copied from others, and must not violate the intellectual property rights of any person or entity. All elements in the reels must be original and must not include copyrighted material unless you have the rights to use it.
  • Third party brands: Must not promote your own or third-party goods or services or include any trademarks (other than those belonging to CARPHA)
  • Language: Reels can be in English, Spanish, French or Dutch. Submissions that are not in English must include English subtitles.


How to Enter:

  • Follow CARPHA’s Instagram Page
  • Comment on this posts and tag two of your followers
  • Create your reel using the slogan "Stop Disease Transmission, Start Source Reduction" and the CMAW Jingle:
  • Mosquito 1! (CMAW Jingle) (MP3 Download) (WAV Download)

  • Post your reel on your Instagram profile and tag @carpha1 using the hashtags #CMAW #StartSourceReduction
  • Ensure your profile is public to allow us to view and share your entry.


NB: Winners will be required to share their reels with CARPHA for reposting

Judging Criteria/Rubric:

  • Creativity and Originality: How creative and original is the approach to presenting information? (10 points)
  • Relevance to the Theme:Does the reel effectively relate/incorporate the slogan, theme and other CMAW assets; e.g. jingle? (10 points)
  • Engagement and Impact:Does the reel have the potential to engage and educate the audience? (10 points)
  • Quality of Content:Is the video visually appealing and audibly clear? (5 points)
  • Technical Accuracy:Does the reel provide accurate information and show a mosquito breeding site containing Aedes aegypti larvae and/or pupae and demonstrate the appropriate source reduction methods? (20 points)
  • Submissions, Shortlist and Winners
  • Submissions for each prize will be considered on Sundays and Wednesdays before 9pm from May 19th – 31st
  • Shortlisted videos will be shared on CARPHA’s Instagram page on Mondays and Thursdays over the two-week competition period
  • Winners will be announced on Tuesday and Fridays over the two-week competition period


Submissions Dates Shortlist Published Winner Announced
Sunday May 19th Monday May 20th Tuesday May 21st
Wednesday May 22nd Thursday May 23rd Friday May 24th
Sunday May 26th Monday May 27th Tuesday May 28th
Wednesday May 29th Thursday May 30th Friday May 31st



  • Four (4) winners will receive Amazon gift cards valued at $250USD each
  • Vouchers will be distributed to the winning Instagram accounts via direct message


Competition Period:

  • Start Date: May 19, 2024
  • End Date: May 31, 2024


Terms and Conditions:

  • By entering this competition, you grant the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) the right to use your reel for promotional purposes in any media without further compensation.
  • CARPHA is not responsible for any copyright infringement on your part and may disqualify any entries that include unauthorized material.
  • Decisions made by the judging panel are final and binding in all respects.


Contact Information:

For any questions regarding the competition, please visit the Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week webpage or email us at