by Kevon Browne
St Kitts and Nevis (WINN) Young Painters, Sketchers, and Artists, sharpen your pencils and cleans your paintbrushes.
The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is providing high school and college students from its eight member countries the opportunity to express their creativity through Artwork with the opening of its 2021 Creative Youth Competition (CYC).
Senior Corporate Relations Officer at the ECCB, Elizabeth Wayland, says the competition is part of the Bank’s community outreach programme.
Formerly the OECS Essay Competition, the upgraded competition has broadened the forms of submission encompassing creative expression in poetry, songwriting, short stories, and art.
The 2021 CYC will focus on artwork (drawing or painting) and participants are required to submit pieces that depict one of the following topics:
1. The Evolution of Payment Methods: How Will the Use of Money Transform in the Future;
2. Women, the Forgotten Resource: Equal Opportunities for Women in the Workplace and Society; or
3. The Rise of Domestic and Social Ills in the Face of COVID-19.
Entries will be judged in two categories: ages 13 to 16 and 17 to 19, and will be assessed for: creativity and originality; quality and execution; adherence to the selected topic/clarity; use of medium and overall impression; and freedom of expression.
Submit your pieces on or before the deadline, April 9, 2021.
The rules for the competition and entry requirements are available on the ECCB website: