Barbados Environmental Essay Contest for Students: $4,000 in Cash Prizes

The first Annual Environmental Essay Contest for students ages 9-18 is underway.

Sponsored by the Canada-Barbados Environmental Youth Awards Programme (CBEYA), the Essay Contest promises $4,000 in cash prizes for the top six winners, plus gift certificates for Honorable Mention winners.

The Contest deadline is February 19, 2011, and the winners will be invited to a special awards ceremony in March, 2011.

It is an opportunity for students to develop and write their thoughts about the importance of the environment to Barbados, and an opportunity for the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary to provide public service. Entry to the CBEYA Essay Contest requires an essay of 300-500 words, and the student writer must obtain the sponsorship of a teacher.

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