CARIB | Dec 14, 2020

CIBC FirstCaribbean announces Caribbean Christmas art competition

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Open to regional primary and secondary school students

Young aspiring artists and those more advanced with the paintbrush or pencil will all have an opportunity to showcase their talents over the Yuletide season.

CIBC FirstCaribbean has announced its Caribbean Christmas Art competition for primary and secondary school students resident in territories across its 16-member corporate footprint. Students will be able to use traditional watercolours or mixed media to render their interpretation of selected topics.

“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. We believe that artistic expression can be a vent of sorts for some of this year’s challenges,” said Debra King, director of corporate communications at CIBC FirstCaribbean.

King said the competition, which runs from December 15, 2020 to January 15, 2021, would allow the entrants to explore and express their creative talents along two main themes, ‘Save Your Money – Why Do We Need to Save’ for primary school students and ‘The Bank of the Future’, for secondary school students.

The primary school entrants will be divided into two categories – four to seven and eight to 11 – while those from the secondary schools will be divided into 11 to 14 and 15 to 18 categories. Primary school students can use watercolour, crayon or paint for their entries while secondary students have a choice of digital, mixed media, paint – water colour or acrylic.


  • Photos of all entries showing clear details of the work of art should be emailed to [email protected] on or before January 15.
  • The subject line of the email should read – CIBC FirstCaribbean Christmas Art Competition – Name of Country.
  • Entrants should include their full name, age and address in the body of the email.
  • The winners will be announced in early February and their prizes awarded.
  • Prizes will be given for first, second and third place.


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