January 20, 2015
Deadline extended for Youth Smartphone Video Contest

Secondary School students throughout the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) who wish to participate in the Financial Information Month (FIM) Youth Smartphone Video Contest have another opportunity to do so, as the deadline has been extended to February 13.{{more}}

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), in collaboration with the FIM partners, launched the Smartphone Video Contest as part of the activities for FIM 2014 to stimulate innovativeness among the region’s youth. The FIM 2014 programme ended on October 31; however, the deadline for the contest was extended from November 30, 2014 to galvanize greater participation.

The Smartphone Video Contest challenges secondary school students throughout the ECCU to create a 45-60 second animated visual representation of the FIM 2014 theme, “Soar to Succeed.” The theme highlights the message that one has to rise above the ordinary to achieve success, by going beyond ordinary commitment, vision, skills, efforts and actions.

Prizes will be granted to the best video in each ECCU country and a grand prize will be awarded to the video adjudged to be the best from among the eight country winners. Further details of the contest can be found on the ECCB website at