ECCB Launches 2021 Creative Youth Competition

Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 10th, 2021 (ZIZ News): The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank is offering high school and college students in St. Kitts and Nevis and from its other member countries, the opportunity to express their creativity through art with the opening of its 2021 Creative Youth Competition (CYC).

On a recent episode of ECCB Connects, Senior Corporate Relations officer at ECCB, Elizabeth Wayland spoke about the competition over the years and what it offers the students.

She said the competition allows the students to express themselves about current issues that may be affecting the region through creative arts.

“The Creative Youth Competition allows our students in high schools and community colleges across the ECCU the opportunity to express themselves through art, essay writing, poetry and song writing which are the various genres, they are allowed to express themselves regarding different socio-economic issues that may occur within our region for example with Covid-19 right now, through their submissions, through their art, they will be able to express themselves and talk more about it.”

She reflected on last year’s staging of the competition which garnered 56 submissions and winners from countries such as Anguilla, Dominica, Grenada St. Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis.

Wayland said for this year’s CYC competition the focus will be on art and participants are required to submit pieces which depict one of the following topics, “The Evolution of Payment Methods: How Will the Use of Money Transform in the Future”; “Women, the Forgotten Resource: Equal Opportunities for Women in the Workplace and Society”; or “The Rise of Domestic and Social Ills in the Face of COVID-19.”


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