Winners of the FCCA Children’s Essay Competition Announced


July 15, 2016


Jordan Daniel-Christopher of Curepe Presbyterian School and Amelia Seepersad of Bishop Anstey High School East, were chosen by the panel of judges as the local winners of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association’s (FCCA) Children’s Essay Competition in the Junior and Senior categories respectively.

Their essays will represent Trinidad and Tobago at the final round of the competition and 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, the 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.

Through the competition; which was hosted by the Tourism Development Company Limited (TDC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and the FCCA; students were required to write an 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, which is held annually, 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.

For more information on the FCCA Children’s Essay Competition contact the Cruise Unit of the TDC at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 675-7034.


Jordan Daniel-Christopher

Local Winner of the FCCA Essay Competition, Junior Category

Amelia Seepersad

Local Winner of the FCCA Essay Competition, Senior Category