ECCB and Regional Security System Asset Recovery Unit Host Creative Youth Poetry Competition

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Regional Security System Asset Recovery Unit (RSS-ARU) host the 2022 Creative Youth Competition with a focus on poetry.

The ECCB/RSS-ARU Creative Youth Competition is designed to allow aged 13-19 Secondary School and Community College students, in the eight ECCB member countries, to demonstrate their creativity, critical thinking skills and talents through various genres including essay writing, poetry, song writing and art.

This year, students who wish to participate in the poetry competition will be required to produce their very own poem on one of the following topics:

  1. The Entrepreneur;
  2. Skills Equal Money; and
  3. My Vision for My Caribbean Home.

The topics were selected in collaboration with secondary school teachers from the ECCB member countries and the RSS-ARU, co-sponsor of the competition.  

The entries will be judged in two categories: ages 13 to 16 and 17 to 19, and will be assessed on: focus on the selected topics; creativity; imagery; and spelling and punctuation. 

Cash prizes, tokens and trophies amounting to $26,000.00 will be awarded to the top three winners, their respective schools, and teachers who mentor the students in the preparation of their submissions.  

The entries for the 2021 ECCB/RSS-ARU Creative Youth Competition must be submitted via the submissions portal at no later than 31 January 2022.  

Click here for more information about the ECCB/RSS-ARU Creative Youth Competition.  

Click here to enter the competition.


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