FCCA Foundation Competitions Call for Entries 2018

The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation invites submissions for FCCA Foundation 2018 Children’s Environmental Poster Competition “Weathering the storm: Disaster preparation for my destination.”

All grade/primary/secondary school students in FCCA’s partner destinations are invited to participate in the 2018 FCCA Foundation Children’s Environmental Poster Competition. This year’s competition seeks to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among students and effectively educate younger generations on the importance of environmental protection.


The poster contest will be conducted in 2 age categories:

  • Junior Division: Children ages 12 years and under (contestants may not have passed his/her 13th birthday by 1 July 2018).
  • Senior Division: Children 13 years to 16 years of age (contestants may not have passed his/her 17th birthday by 1 July 2018.

Each student must submit one poster and select a topic of their choice that promotes environmental awareness. Each poster must depict at least three (3) ways in which his/her destination can make a difference in preserving the environment and must be in English.

  • To be eligible each poster must accompany a summary description in English along with the title of each poster.
  • Words may be used to highlight the ideas illustrated. (Must be in English)
  • Posters should be on standard size (22 in x 28 in) poster/Bristol board.
  • Posters may be in colour, black and white, or a collage; in whatever medium, the entrant chooses (ie paint, watercolours, etc.)
  • Entries will be judged on the following criteria: creativity, relevance to the theme, content, quality of the presentation (layout/design).

Each entry must be accompanied by the following information:

  • Country
  • Name of Student (on CAPITALS)
  • Student’s Date of Birth
  • Address of Student
  • Student’s Telephone Number
  • Name of School
  • Address of School
  • Name of School Principal
  • School Telephone Number

The contest will be conducted in three rounds:

Round 1    Competition will be conducted in schools throughout the Caribbean. Each individual entry must be submitted through the contestant’s school.

  • The teachers and staff/selection committee of each school will choose two winners from their school, one from each category.
  • Each school must submit their entries, one from each age category, to their country’s selection committee by Monday, 4 June 2018.

Round 2    Each country’s selection committee must choose one winner from each age group from the entries received to represent the country.

Each country should submit the posters for their 2 winners (one from each Category, senior and junior) to the FCCA office by Thursday, 28 June 2018.  Address: Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, 11200 Pines Blvd., Suite 201, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Round 3    The FCCA’s Selection Committee will determine a first, second and third place winner for the two age categories from among the posters submitted by all participating countries. The committee’s decision is final.

The FCCA will notify all winners by Friday, 13 July 2018.

The FCCA reserves the right to use the entrant’s name and photograph for promotional purposes. All entries, including all rights to publish or reproduce the posters (using entrant’s name), become the property of the FCCA.


The FCCA will award cash scholarships to the first, second, and third place winners and their schools form the two age categories as follows:

Junior Division (Ages 12 years & under)

1st Place              US$3,000 Student            US$3,000 School

2nd Place             US$1,500 Student            US$1,500 School

3rd Place             US$1,000 Student            US$1,000 School

Senior Division (Ages 13 years to 16 years)

1st Place              US$3,000 Student            US$3,000 School

2nd Place             US$1,500 Student            US$1,500 School

3rd Place             US$1,000 Student            US$1,000 School

First Place Winners from each category along with his/her class will attend an exclusive event in their respective destinations. The FCCA will work together with the Ministry of Tourism form each destination to coordinate these functions.

To reward students for their efforts, all finalists (except first, second and third place winners in each category) submitted by their countries will receive US $200.00.


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