Caribbean and Latin American Students Create Posters Emphasizing Environmental Awareness
Nearly $25,000 USD in prizes and scholarships awarded.
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (July 10, 2013) – Each year, the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) invites students from the Caribbean and Latin America to participate in the annual FCCA Foundation Children’s Environmental Poster Competition.
This year, 13 destinations throughout the Caribbean and Latin American region participated. One entry per category was selected as a winner for the best message that advocated the role each destination plays in preserving the environment.
The winning students were announced on June 7, 2013. Nearly $25,000 in prizes and scholarships were awarded to students ages 16 and under and their schools.
Winners included 12-year-old Reanna Jarrett of Corinaldi Avenue Primary School from Jamaica in the junior division (ages 12 and younger) and 16-year-old Adiel Alleyne of Queen’s College from the Barbados in the senior division (ages 13-16).
Students were asked to create a poster that visually depicted at least three ways to help protect the environment and promote environmental awareness in their country. The competition’s purpose is to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among students and to effectively educate the younger generations on the importance of environmental protection.
Each country submitted one poster in each age category to represent its finalists. Reanna Jarrett’s poster “Let’s work as a team to make our future green” displays different ways of working together to help the protect the environment by using renewable energy sources; producing green energy sources; and educating people around the world.
Adiel Alleyne’s poster “Your environmental awareness” illustrates different ways of preserving our environment, as well as environmental problems caused by man over the years, along with effects and possible solutions to these problems. The poster depicts various ways in which the local community can prevent this by planting trees, ending the burning of fossil fuels and recycling.
The FCCA also congratulates the second- and third-place winners in each division. Second-place finalists were 8-year-old Dajuanna Providence from St. Vincent & the Grenadines in the junior category and 16-year-old Isaiah Haakmat from St. Maarten in the senior category. Third-place winners were 12-year-old Juliette Peacok from U.S. Virgin Islands in the junior category and 15-year-old Rajeev Ram from Trinidad & Tobago in the senior category.
Second-place winners in both categories will each receive US$1,500, and third-place winners will receive $1,000. The top winners, Reanna and Adiel, will each receive an educational scholarship of $3,000. The FCCA will also award the schools of the first-, second- and third-place winners in both categories the same amount received by their winning student to purchase art supplies. The other finalists in each division will receive $200 to reward their participation and good work.
The FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization composed of 19 Member Lines operating over 100 vessels in Floridian, Caribbean and Latin American waters. Created in 1972, the FCCA’s mandate is to provide a forum for discussion on tourism development, ports, safety, security, and other cruise industry issue and to develop bilateral relationships with destinations’ private and public sectors. By fostering an understanding of the cruise industry and its operating practices, the FCCA works with governments, ports and private sector representatives to maximize cruise passenger, crew and cruise line spending, as well as enhance the destination experience and increase the amount of cruise passengers returning as stay-over visitors. For more information, visit F-CCA.com, the FCCA on Facebook, and @FCCAupdates on Twitter.