Basseterre, St Kitts; 26 June 2012:
The Jamaican Kittitian (JamKit) Association, an Association of Jamaicans and friends of Jamaicans living in St Kitts & Nevis (SKN), continues to welcome entries for the Jamaica 50 SKN Essay Competition, which forms part of its series of activities being held in the Federation to commemorate Jamaica’s 50th Anniversary of Political Independence.
The Jamaica 50 SKN Essay Competition, launched at the beginning of the summer, is open to three (3) categories of participants/entrants ? Primary School Students, High School Students and Young Adults (16 to 25 years old).
Launch ceremonies were held in Nevis on 17 May and in St. Kitts on 14 May to introduce the Competition to the public and as part of the effort to encourage individuals from both islands to share in the experience, aimed at highlighting aspects of Jamaican culture, history, society and international impact in this year of celebration for that state. Not only does this exercise seek to engage the participants in a regional tradition of communication excellence, but it furthers the cause of expanding the skills of entrants as educated members of our Caribbean society, thus better equipping them to handle the challenges of a changing regional and global world. Representatives of the Ministries of Education, Culture, Youth and Tourism were invited to these Ceremonies.
The closing date for the acceptance of entries for the Competition is Friday, 13 July 2012. Announcement of winners in the three (3) categories and distribution of prizes will take place during the Jamaica 50th Anniversary Celebrations being held in St. Kitts & Nevis, dubbed Jamaica 50 SKN Celebrations, during August 2012.
The Jamaica 50 SKN Essay Competition?s Chief Grader and Competition Co-ordinator is Dr. Ismay Taylor, a retired professor of the City University of New York, a past Academic Dean at the Bronx Community College and Chair of the St. Kitts & Nevis Education Advisory Board.
The Rules & Guidelines and Registration Forms for the Competition have been circulated to all Schools and Colleges in the Federation by the Ministry of Education & Library Services in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA), the Ministry of Education & Information in St. Kitts and Members of the Executive Committee of the JamKit Association. Entries to the Competition are keenly anticipated.
Guidelines for competition entry can be found by clicking the link:Ja 50 SKN Essay Competition Rules and Guidelines
and Registration Form:Ja 50 SKN Essay Competition Registration Form