OECS Essay Competition Deadline Extended

OECS Essay Competition Deadline Extended

ECCB Media Release

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) announces that the submission deadline for entries to the 2016/2017 OECS Essay Competition has been extended to April 28, 2017. The OECS Essay Competition is open to students in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) countries, aged 14 to 19. 

Participants are required to write on one of the following topics:

  1. A country’s standard of living is linked to its ability to produce its own goods and services. Discuss.
  2. In this age of modern technology, libraries are obsolete and work needs to be done to make them more relevant. Discuss.
  3. The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union can negatively impact the OECS economies. Discuss.

The entries, which will be judged in two categories: ages 14 to 16 and ages 17 to 19, must be typewritten and 750 to 1000 words in length. The submissions will be assessed for content, soundness of points, logical development, knowledge of the subject, command of language and presentation.

Essays must be submitted to the ECCB Headquarters or to the Bank’s Agency Office in the respective member countries.

Cash prizes amounting to EC$10,000 will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners in each category, while grants amounting to EC$6,000 will be awarded to their respective schools. The schools with the most entries in the top 10 for each category will also receive a cash award of EC$500 each.

 

Contact:

Ingrid O'Loughlin 

Senior Director, Corporate Relations Department

Phone: (869) 465 2537

Fax: (869 465 9562

Email: info@eccb-centralbank.org

Website: www.eccb-centralbank.org

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Ingrid O'Loughlin Senior Director, Corporate Relations Department, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
Phillip Cupid OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Ramon Peachey OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Tahira Carter OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Ingrid O'Loughlin Senior Director, Corporate Relations Department, Eastern Caribbean Central Bank
Phillip Cupid OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Ramon Peachey OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
Tahira Carter OECS Communications, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States
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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) is an International Organisation dedicated to economic harmonisation and integration, protection of human and legal rights, and the encouragement of good governance among independent and non-independent countries in the Eastern Caribbean. The OECS came into being on June 18th 1981, when seven Eastern Caribbean countries signed a treaty agreeing to cooperate with each other while promoting unity and solidarity among its Members. The Treaty became known as the Treaty of Basseterre, so named in honour of the capital city of St. Kitts and Nevis where it was signed. The OECS today, currently has ten members, spread across the Eastern Caribbean comprising Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, St Vincent and The Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla and Martinique.

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