Students are asked to create a poster that visually depict at least three ways to help protect the environment and promote environmental awareness in their country. The competition’
This year, 13 destinations throughout the Caribbean and Latin American region participated. Each country submitted one poster per age category— junior (ages 12 and younger) and senior (ages 13-16)—to represent its finalists. The FCCA then judged those entries to select winners based on their creativity and messages advocating the role each destination plays in preserving the environment.
First-place winners were 10-year-old Diya Sachdev of M.A.C Revn, Jhon Gumbs Campus from St. Maarten and 16-year-old Prisca Charles of C.V Bethel Senior High School from the Bahamas. Diya Sachdev’s poster, “Helping the Environment,”
The gold-metal effort will provide Diya and Prisca with educational scholarships of $3,000, along with a tantamount donation for their schools to purchase art supplies.
The FCCA also congratulates the second- and third-place winners in each division. Second-place finalists were 9-year-old Amber Lenna Doni from Belize and 14-year-old Tatyana Harvey from Jamaica, and 11-year-old Juan Ignacio Rojas from Guatemala and 15-year-old Donna Ferreira from St. Maarten won third.
Second-place winners in both categories will each receive US$1,500, and third-place winners will receive $1,000, with the same amount going to the winners’ schools for art supplies. The other finalists in each division will receive $200 to reward their good work and participation. In total, nearly $25,000 in prizes and scholarships will be awarded to the participating students and their schools.