by Kevon Browne
St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The 38th Independence day for St. Kitts and Nevis is just around the corner. William Hodge, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, announced the criteria for St. Kitts and Nevis 2021 Independence Theme Competition last week.
Mr Hodge explained the submission rules:
The theme must be concise, memorable, and be a phrase or clause, or short sentence of no more than six to eight words.
Focus on National Wellness and economic rejuvenation.
Include an internal rhyme scheme and a particular pattern of rhythm would enhance the theme.
Accurately reflect the country’s history, current realities, and the common or shared future to which all citizens should reasonably aspire.
The deadline for submissions is Thursday, August 20 2021, late entries would not be acknowledged or considered.
Written entries must be submitted, either by emailing email@example.com or to Mr William Hodge, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by delivering to the office of the Ministry of Education, a hardcopy in a sealed envelope addressed to the permanent secretary, Ministry of Education, the Cable Building, Basseterre or by dropping a hard copy in a sealed envelope addressed to the permanent secretary, Ministry of Education, into the dropbox at the entrance of government headquarters, Church Street, or by dropping a hard copy in a sealed envelope entitled “Independence Theme Competition” to the Department of Education, Marion Heights, Nevis.”
A maximum of five submissions per entrant will be accepted. All citizens and residents of the federations who are not part of the Independence committee, its subcommittees and government ministers can participate in the competition.
The Federation was a part of the British Colonial presence in the region, eventually leading to associate statehood in 1967 and ultimately complete independence in 1983.