The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Commerce, in conjunction with the Permanent Mission of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations, will be hosting an exposition, in recognition of “World Creativity and Innovation Day”, which is celebrated annually on 21st April.
The celebration of the day is intended to raise awareness of the role of creativity and innovation in problem-solving, with the overall goal of sustainable development.
The Expo will take place on Friday 27th July, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. at the Alliance Francaise in Kingstown.
Vincy Innovation Expo 2018 is intended to showcase a wide range of local innovations and creations, spanning from the field of Science and Technology, inclusive of Information Technology, Agriculture, Engineering, and Architecture, various Arts, such as Music, Art Works, Photography, Fashion, Culinary Arts, and Local Crafts.
The criteria for persons interested in participating are:
- The Expo is open to persons from ages 15 to 45 years
- Participants, innovations or creations:
- MUST have a level of originality
- Should address or solve a problem that is being faced within a community
- Should display the use of ingenuity and creativity of various materials, if possible, which is highly advisable.
Persons interested in the exposition are encouraged to participate. There would be an appearance fee of US$50.00 that would be paid to each participant. There will also be further opportunity to win cash prizes of up to US$1,000.00 (first prize), US$500.00 (second prize) and US$250.00(third prize).
Interested persons are kindly asked to inquire and register at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Commerce and Trade, which is located on the third floor of the Administrative Centre, Bay Street, in Kingstown.
The deadline for registration is Monday, 23rd July, 2018. The Judging and awarding of prizesto the winners will be done on Friday, 27th July 2018, at the close of the Expo.