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Apr

Call for creative work by students

Call for submissions of students’ work inspired by Caribbean literature

Send us your best work for an exhibition to be mounted at the National Library during the NGC Bocas Lit Fest 2015

The exhibition will display original, creative work by young people aged 12 – 18 inspired by their readings of the 2014 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature winning books. We are also accepting submissions inspired by other excellent works of Caribbean Literature.

Students/ young adults can submit any of the following:

  • Cartoon Strips
  • Artwork
  • Book/ story illustrations
  • Character images
  • Creative writing
  • Book Reviews
  • Song lyrics
  • Anything that illustrates how you have been encouraged and excited by the Caribbean authors that you’ve been reading.

Pieces for the exhibition should be submitted to burtaward@bocaslitfest.com by 22 April 2015 with the subject line “student exhibition submission”.

Photos or scans of artwork should be sent by email. Written submissions should be no more than 1,000 words.

Entries must be accompanied by a short email with a brief biographical note listing the student’s name, age, school, the title of his or her piece and the title and author of the literature that inspired the piece.

There will be prizes for the top exhibition submission(s), including free tickets to the VERSES Bocas Poetry Slam Finals, the finale event of the NGC Bocas Lit Fest on 3 May at the Globe Theatre, and personalised, signed copies of Burt Award winning books.

Call (868) 222-7099 or email burtaward@bocaslitfest.com for more information.

All Over Again by A-dZiko Simba Gegele, 1st place winner of the 2014 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

All Over Again by Ad-Ziko Simba Gegele, 1st place winner of the 2014 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

Musical Youth by Joanne C. Hillhouse, 2nd place winner of the 2014 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

Musical Youth by Joanne C. Hillhouse, 2nd place winner of the 2014 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

Inner City Girl by Colleen Smith-Dennis, 3rd place winner of the 2014 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature

Inner City Girl by Colleen Smith-Dennis, 3rd place winner of the 2014 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature