The Ministry of Economic Planning, Sustainable Development, Industry, Labour and Information invites all 4th and 5th form students of all secondary schools to participate in the St. Vincent and the Grenadines European Day Essay Competition.

Essay Topic:

  • "The European Union - a model for deepening economic integration within the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME)?"

Essay submission deadline:

  • Wednesday, 16th March, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. local time.



  • 4th and 5th Formers from all secondary schools in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Participants must be residents or citizens of St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • There is no limit to the number of participants from a high school

Length of Essay:

  • 500-600 words, done in English (this excludes footnotes and references)


  • 1st Prize EC $1500.00
  • 2nd Prize: EC $1000.00
  • 3rd Prize: EC $500.00

Application: No prior application necessary, the submission of essay before the submission deadline is sufficient.

Queries/Concerns/Further information: Please contact Ms. Cassia Toby, in the Ministry of Economic Planning by telephone: 457-2182 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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