Students Invited To Participate In 2024 FCCA Essay Contest

Member Lines of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) are inviting Barbadian students to participate in the 2024 FCCA Foundation Children’s Essay Contest.

The essay contest will be conducted in two categories, a junior division for children ages 12 and under (contestant may not have passed his/her 13th birthday by September 26, 2024), and a senior division for children 13 to 16 years (contestant may not have passed his/her 17th birthday by September 26, 2024).

Each student must submit a 500-word essay, written in English, on this year’s topic: ‘How Can My Country And Cruise Lines Work Together For More Sustainable Cruise Calls.

Entries should be submitted by Friday, July 5, 2024, through the respective schools, to the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., 3rd Floor, One Barbados Place, Warrens, St. Michael.

The first, second, and third place winners and their respective schools from each category will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st Place:       Student – Laptop                              Student’s School US $3,000
  • 2nd Place:      Student – Touchscreen device       Student’s School US $1,500
  • 3rd Place:       Student – Smartphone                     Student’s School US $1,000

The FCCA will notify all winners by Friday, September 13, 2024. For more information, including the essay contest guidelines and the application form, please click here.