The Wotten Waven Primary School and the Convent High School have been judged the 2021 winners of the Dominica Youth Business Trust “My Business of the Future Poster” and the “Shadow an Entrepreneur Essay” competitions respectively.

These competitions, which were launched in March 2021, are in an effort to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of young people.

Malisha St. Jean, Hannah Joseph and Aiden George of the Wotten Waven Primary School copped the first place prize, while Kaylyn Joseph and Jaydia Prosper attending the Kelleb John Laurent Primary School and Amiya Vidal from the Salisbury Primary School took the 2nd and 3rd place prizes.

“The poster competition which targeted students from the age 8 to 11 years under the theme “My Business of the Future” was geared at inspiring students to think of future viable enterprises. It was judged according to the following criteria: Creativity and Presentation 40 percent, Originality 30 percent and Relevance to the Theme 30 percent,” stated DYBT Operation System Administrator, Mrs. Dian Laronde.

In the Essay Competition, Ms. Keara Gardier of the Convent High School took home the 1st place prize, while Ms. Kayla Scotland of the Castle Bruce Secondary and Ms. Tana Valmond of the DOminica Grammar School copped the 2nd and 3rd place prizes. 

“The second competition was the ‘Shadow an Entrepreneur Essay Competition’ which targeted young people between the ages of 15 to 18. This activity emphasizes the importance of the entrepreneurial spirit within the context of our society and encourages students to experience a day in the life of successful entrepreneurs. The winners will be given the opportunity to meet and shadow the entrepreneurs which he/she wrote about during our Global Entrepreneurship Week, which will be held from the 15th to the 19th of November 2021. The essay was judged according to the following criteria: Knowledge of Entrepreneur 40 percent, Rationale of the Encounter 30 percent, Quality of Essay which includes the writing skills, grammar, and structure, 30 percent,” Mrs. Laronde explained.