The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce is inviting citizens and residents of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to participate in the 2017/2018 Essay Writing Competition.

Group One target persons ages 15-20 years and the essay must be 700-900 words.

The topic for Group One is “The opening of the Argyle international Airport will provide Saint Vincent and the Grenadines air access to new international markets. In what ways can the new international airport facilitate increased foreign investment and aid in diversifying our trade portfolio?”

Group Two is for persons ages 21-30 year and the essay must be 1,200 to 1,500 words.

The essay topic for Group Two is “As of January 2017, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines will begin a 3 year term on the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), additionally this country is bidding for a seat on the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member. How is it beneficial for a small country like this one to serve on these international committees?”

The first place winner in Groups One and Two will receive a trophy, phone and $500 cash; Second Place in Group One-a trophy, phone and $300 cash; Second Place in Group Two-a trophy and $400 cash; while the person who places third in Group One will receive a trophy and $250 cash.

All essays must be submitted by Friday April 13, 2018.

Entries must be in font size 12, double spaced, Times New Roman, and emailed to [email protected] and [email protected]

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