CIBC FirstCaribbean celebrates their 100th year anniversary with a Christmas Art Competition for children between the ages of four to eighteen years old. Primary and secondary school students who are residents in the 16 member Caribbean corporate circle, will have the opportunity to showcase their talent in the Yuletide season. Under the logo “Create Colour and Win with CIBCFirstCaribbean” the financial organization announced that qualified competitors who reside in the Caribbean from both primary and secondary age groups, are able to submit their entries on or before January 15, 2021.
CIBC FirstCaribbean has cleverly used artistic expression as a vent for youngsters who have faced the challenges of 2020. Deborah King, Director of Corporate Communications at CIBC FirstCaribbean stated that “this year has been an extraordinary one for our region’s youth as they have been forced to navigate a whole new approach to learning and living as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.” She agrees that this competition would be an outlet to express their artistic talent.
Entrants will explore and express their creative talent under two themes. Primary students will be judged under the theme “Save Your Money- Why Do We Need To Save” and for secondary students the theme is “The Bank of the Future.” Primary competitors are required to use watercolour crayon or paint while secondary competitors have a choice of digital, mixed media, paint – watercolour or acrylic.
Two winners from both categories will receive prizes for placement of first, second and third. Ages four to eleven will receive art supplies valued up to $100USD and ages 11 to 18 will receive an Amazon gift card valued up to $100USD.
Photos of all entries giving clear details of the theme, name, age, and the country that the youngster is representing should be included in the submission. The work of art must be emailed to ChristmasArtCompetition@cibcfcin.com on or before January 15, 2021. On the subject line, it should read CIBC FirstCaribbean Art Competition and Name of the Country represented. Good luck to the 12 winners who will be announced in February 2021 and who will be awarded Prizes for placing first, second and third in each category.
Sources: CIBC First Caribbean; Emo News; Now Grenada