Culture Minister Announces Essay Writing Competition

The Culture Minister over the weekend announced an essay writing competition surrounding the theme for the 2016 celebration of Antigua and Barbuda’s Independence.

Making the announcement, Minister Greene said that the theme of “Building an Economic Powerhouse, Together – Antigua and Barbuda’s Independence 2016” is an all-encompassing theme which solicits the participation of all citizens and residents, young and old in transforming our nation into an engine of economic growth.

He also announced that the main prize for the competition will be a cash prize of EC$10, 000 for students in secondary schools and college to include Universities and other tertiary level institutions.

The Primary School category winner will receive a cash prize of EC$5, 000 and prizes from partners of the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission.

The competition will run until October 31 and entrees can be delivered to the National Festivals Office on Market Street in St. John’s or emailed to

Entrees must be clearly marked with name, address and contact information of the author of the entry.  For further information persons are asked to contact the National Festivals Office Marketing Department at 462-4707.

News Reporter

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