Heavy Response to the First Annual Student Essay Contest
Winners of Cash Prizes to be Notified in March
Look at the photograph above. My little brother took that photo not so long ago and it say everything about why I cry for Barbados.
The Canada-Barbados essay contest is a way of alerting Bajans to what is really happening. You don’t have time for considering everything about what is happening wid the environment, but it really really matters.
You get up every morning and go to work and come home and make some food and watch TV and go to bed and get up the next morning and go to work and come home and make some food…
We have to start looking around at our home. We spend so much government money on worthless projects. this is our home. I thank the students who sent essays in to the contest. Win or not, you are the future of Barbados and I thank you and encourage you to keep on caring for our country.
So many student essays have been submitted to the 2011 Canada-Barbados Environmental Youth Awards Programme (CBEYA) Essay Contest, and evaluations by the judges is underway.
The CBEYA and Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary staff wish to thank the many parents, teachers and students who responded with thoughtful essays that addressed the question: Why is the environment important to Barbados?
Cash prizes totaling $4,000 will be awarded to winners in each of two levels of competition: Students ages 9-13, and students ages 14-18. There will be first, second and third place prizes awarded in each level, plus Honorable Mention prizes.