• Petits Picasso Children's French Poster Competition

    Let's celebrate Francophonie week 2020!



    The Petits Picasso Competition is open to all children ages 5 – 11 years in Barbados (no previous exposure to French is required to enter). Children may be enrolled in a public or private academic institution or homeschooled. Participants can enter one of the following age categories:

    Category A: 5 – 7 years olds
    Category B: 8 – 11 years old



    Entrants are to create artwork around the following theme (only one (1) entry per child allowed) :

    Theme:  Le monde merveilleux de la Francophonie ! (The wonderful world of Francophonie!)


    Are you wondering what your child/student should draw/paint? Here are some questions you can think about to get some inspiration:

    • – What comes to mind when you think of French language and/or Francophone culture?  **Please bear in mind that Francophone culture is more than just Paris and France in general. Therefore, including elements of the Francophonie will be expected by the judges.
    • – What French-speaking countries exist?
    • – What opportunities would learning French open for you?
    • – What do you like about French language or culture?

    This is your opportunity for your child to learn some new things about francophone culture and show their creativity! (While parents and teachers can give inspiration and help their child/student generate ideas, the actual artwork should be done entirely by the child. Please note that the judges will be considering this element to ensure that the artwork is one that is expected to be produced by a child at his/her respective age. )


    GRADING: The artwork will be judged by a board of 3 judges, selected by Language Fun Barbados, all of whom have some sort of relation to the French language and Francophone culture. The artwork will be graded according to the five following categories: 1) Layout & Visual Clarity, 2) Creativity, 3)Relevance to Theme, 4) Design & Appeal and 5) Effort. 



    Poster size: Minimum size: 8.5 x 11 inches (Letter size) or A4 size   Maximum size: 14 x 17 inches

    Materials allowed: crayons, markers and/or paint. (Mixed media artwork and collages are also allowed).

    Note: Name and identification information must NOT appear on front of artwork. However, the first and last name, age and school should be written at the BACK of the artwork for easy identification.



    Artwork, accompanied by the following completed entry form (Download here) should be submitted in an envelope. On the front of the envelope, please write Attn: Language Fun Barbados (PP Competition 2020). If several students are submitting from one school, to make it easier, this completed form can just be attached to the back of each student’s artwork. Then, all artwork can be placed in one envelope with the subject line above.  

    Drop-off locations

    • Language Fun Barbados (Oxnards Heights, St. James). Mondays – Saturdays (Link to Google Maps Location). Please call 251-5539 to ensure that someone will be there to accept your submission at the time that you wish to pass by.
    • Deanna Dash’s Toy Shop (Skymall & Bridgetown branches)
    • Dollarwise ( Sheraton Mall, Six Roads & Speightstown branches)



    All entries must be submitted using one of the above options by Saturday, 14th March. No entries after this time will be eligible for judging.  



    Winning artwork will be on display in Skymall, Sheraton Centre and Limegrove Lifestyle Centre during the period of 23rd March – 11th April, 2020 or part thereof. 



    Student Prizes

    There will be prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in both age categories.

    1st Place: Gift certificate from Language Fun Barbados ($300 value- One term’s French immersion program), French resources, Trophy, Art/Stationery supplies, Gift certificate from Deanna Dash’s Toy Shop

    2nd Place: Gift certificate from Language Fun Barbados ($100 value), French resources, Trophy, Art/Stationery supplies, Assorted Gift certificates

    3rd Place: Gift certificate from Language Fun Barbados ($50 value), French resources, Trophy, Art/Stationery supplies, Assorted Gift certificates


    All student entrants, who do not place in the top 3, will receive a Gift certificate from Language Fun Barbados ($30 value).

    Winners will be contacted directly, via the contact info provided in their entry form and will be invited to attend a prize-giving ceremony held on Friday, 27th March, 2020.


    School Prize

    There will also be a prize awarded to the school for the Most Students Entered in the competition. This prize will include an Initiation to French program for students, art/stationery supplies for the school and a trophy.

  • About Language Fun Barbados

  • Being a language lover and educator, Leandra King has always thought of ways in which she can promote foreign languages within the Barbadian society, as she has personally experienced the benefits of speaking a foreign language. It is her desire that young children have these same amazing opportunities ahead of them as they grow older. It is for this reason that Language Fun Barbados was founded in 2017; to provide a French language immersion program, using curricula specially tailored to young children ages 1 – 10 years.

    To learn more about Language Fun Barbados, click here.

  • About Petits Picasso Poster Competition

  • Petits Picasso is an annual poster competition organized by Language Fun Barbados, which started in 2019, which invites young children, ages 5 – 11 years, around the island of Barbados to join in the celebration of Francophonie Week, a worldwide celebration of all things French in the month of March. This competition seeks to raise awareness about the French language and Francophone culture and the benefits of knowing this language, while showcasing the talents of our children in Barbados. 

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  • Have additional questions? You can get in contact with one of the following persons:

    Judith: 234-4570 or info@languagefunbarbados.com

    Leandra: 251-5539 or leandra@languagefunbarbados.com


    Would you like resources (printed or digital) to promote this competition? Get in touch with Judith or Leandra and we’d be happy to provide some resources for you.

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