Environmental essay contest for Bajan students 9 to 18 years

Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary announces

$4,000 in Cash Prizes will be Awarded for Best Environmental Essays

The first Annual Environmental Essay Contest for students ages 9-18 was announced today by the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary.

Sponsored by the Canada-Barbados Environmental Youth Awards Programme (CBEYA), the Essay Contest promises $4,000 in cash prizes for the top six winners, plus gift certificates for Honorable Mention winners.

It is an opportunity for students to develop and write their thoughts about the importance of the environment to Barbados, and an opportunity for the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary to provide public service.  Entry to the CBEYA Essay Contest requires an essay of 300-500 words, and the student writer must obtain the sponsorship of a teacher.

The Contest deadline is February 19, 2011, and the winners will be invited to a special awards ceremony in March, 2011.

More information, Official Rules and Entry Form here.

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One response to “Environmental essay contest for Bajan students 9 to 18 years

  1. Diagenesis

    I can’t express how wonderful an idea this is, since the future lies in our youth. what is needed in addition to these type of efforts, is a broader education of Barbadians on the importance of our physical environment. It is apparent that we don’t understand that we’re just 431 sq km in the Atlantic and there are some things we simply can’t import or beg for. We must set this as a criteria for future MP on both sides of the isle.