Win up to US$3,000 in the FCCA Children’s Essay Competition


June 14th, 2016


The Tourism Development Company Limited (TDC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) will once again host the annual FCCA Children’s Essay Competition.

The competition, which is open to students up to 16 years of age, will require students to write a five hundred (500) word essay based on the topic “If you were a cruise passenger, what would you want to see and do in your destination?”

The aim of the competition is to expose the nation’s youth to the local and global cruise industry and to the many benefits of the industry to the overall economy.

Winning essays at the local round of the competition will represent Trinidad and Tobago at the final round of the competition. The submissions will be judged against entries from other Caribbean islands by the FCCA’s Selection Committee, for a chance to win the top prize of US$3,000. In addition to the cash prizes, successful students will have the opportunity to be a part of a site visit on board one of the cruise ships that visit the port of Port of Spain during the local cruise season.

The deadline for the submission of essays is Friday 24th June, 2016.

For more information, rules and guidelines and entry forms visit, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 669-5196/6044.


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