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ECCB’s 2020 Creative Youth Competition Focuses on Art

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the Regional Security System Asset Recovery Unit (RSS ARU) 2020 Creative Youth will focus on art.

The ECCB Creative Youth Competition is designed to allow students to demonstrate their creativity, critical thinking skills and talents through various genres including essay writing, poetry, song writing and art. The competition is opened to students aged 13-19 in the eight
ECCB member countries.
This year, students who wish to participate in the art contest will be required to prepare a piece on one of the following topics:
1. Recycling: Waste Management for an Eco-friendly Region
2. Cultural Awareness: Keeping Our Culture Alive
3. Combatting Crime through Financial Investigations and Asset Recovery

The topics were selected in collaboration with secondary school teachers and artists across the ECCB member countries.
The entries will be judged in two categories: ages 13 to 16 and 17 to 19, and will be assessed for: creativity and originality; quality and  execution; adherence to the selected topic/clarity; use of medium and overall impression; and freedom of expression.

Cash prizes, tokens and trophies amounting to $26,000.00 will be awarded to the top three winners and their respective schools and teacher mentors.

The entries for the 2020 ECCB Creative Youth Competition must be submitted to the ECCB Headquarters or the Bank’s Agency Offices in the respective member countries, no later than 31 March 2020.

About the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank and Regional Security System Asset Recovery Unit
The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) was established in October 1983. The ECCB is the Monetary Authority for: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Regional Security System (RSS) was created out of a need for a collective response to security threats, which were impacting on the stability of the region in the late 70’s and 80’s. The Asset Recovery Unit (ARU) is a department of the Regional Security System, which provides technical assistance to RSS Member States, to advance their effectiveness in using financial Investigations and asset recovery to take the profit out of crime.