T&T students advance to final round of FCCA Poster Competition

June 15, 2016


Tourism Minister, the Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe  and winners of the local leg of the FCCA Poster Competition, Elaina Morris and Zarah Morrison. 


Tourism Minister, the Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe presented prizes to winners of the local leg of the 2016 Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Poster Competition at a prize giving ceremony held at the Ministry’s offices at Tower D International Waterfront Centre, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain on Wednesday, June 15.  

 The winners of the poster competition are Elaina Morris from Chandernagore Presbyterian Primary School (Junior Category) and Zarah Morrison (Senior Category) of the Caribbean Union College. The students will represent Trinidad and Tobago and compete against entries from other Caribbean countries at the final round of the competition, which will be judged by the FCCA Selection Committee. Winners of the final round of the competition and their respective schools will each receive US$3,000.

 Held annually in collaboration with the Tourism Development Company, the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) and the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), the FCCA Poster Competition with the overall theme: “Reuse, recycle…Renew the Caribbean” received a favourable response from students across Trinidad and Tobago. At the end of the adjudication process which took place from June 2-3, our record showed a total of 119 submissions; 76 juniors and 43 seniors.

 As winners of the local round of the Competition, Elaina and Zarah each received book vouchers valued at TT$ 1,000.00, a day package at the Asa Wright Nature Centre inclusive of an educational tour as well as 1-year membership to the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago.

 The principals and teachers of each winner will also get an opportunity to tour the Asa Wright Nature Centre and will each receive a copy of the Trinidad and Tobago Terrific and Tranquil Book.

 The FCCA is also hosting an Essay competition which challenges 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?”

 Similar to the poster contest, the essay competition is open to students up to the age of 16 years and is typically centred on topics related to tourism, specifically the Cruise Sector and environmental awareness. The deadline for the submission of essays is Friday 24th June, 2016.