January 12, 2007

Today is Poster Competition deadline

by Adrian Codogan 12.JAN.07

Vincentian students with talent in the Visual Arts may be in for

some bucks if they enter the annual Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation for Caribbean children’s Environmental Poster Competition.

This year’s competition seeks to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among Caribbean students, while effectively educating the younger students on the importance of environmental protection.{{more}}

The two categories for entries are the Junior Division for students 12 years and under and the Senior Division for students 13 to 16 years old. Winners and their schools will receive cash prizes. First, second and third place winners will receive US$2,500, US$1,500 and US$1,000 respectively while their schools will be awarded US$1,250, US$750 and US$500 in the same order.

Under the rules and guidelines for the competition each student must submit one poster and select a topic of their choice that promotes environmental awareness. Each poster must depict at least three ways in which his or her destination can make a difference in preserving the environment. Words may be used to highlight the ideas illustrated and each entry must accompany a summary description along with the title of the poster. Posters may be in colour or black and white or a collage in whatever medium the entrant chooses and should be on standard size (22″x 28″) bristol board.

The criteria for judging are creativity, relevance to the theme, content, layout and design.

LaClaire Krystol Robinson of the Girls’ High School with her entry titled, “The Rainbow To Environmental Protection” and Millicent Hale of the St Joseph’s Convent, Marriaqua with her image titled “Land So Beautiful” were respectively last year’s junior and senior winners from St Vincent.

All entries must be accompanied by an official entry form and be submitted to The Ministry of Tourism, Youth and Sports by today January 12, 2007.