Belizean students in Winners Circle of the FCCA poster competition

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

Press Release – Belize Tourism Board – October, 2012 – Two Belizean students are among the winners of the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association’s regional environmental awareness poster competition. Earlier this year, the BTB collaborated with the FCCA to promote and stimulate environmental awareness among Caribbean students. This year, the competition was conducted in two categories: a junior division for children ages 12 years and under and a senior division for children ages 13 -16 years. We are pleased to announce that Jordanny Williams and Nazeem Segura placed among the top students in the Caribbean.

Senior Division:

1st Place – Kerri Bascom – Bahamas
2nd Place – Jordanny Williams – Belize
3rd Place – Emilie van der Waals – St. Maarten

Junior Division:

1st Place – Enya Noel – Grenada
2nd Place – Alisha Kee – Cayman Islands
3rd Place – Nazeem Segura – Belize

As the second place winner in the Senior Division, Jordanny will be awarded a cash scholarship of US$1,500, as well as his school receiving $1,500 in lieu of art supplies. Nazeem, as a winner of the junior division, will receive a cash scholarship of US$1,000 and his school will receive $1,000 in lieu of art supplies.

According to FCCA representative, Ana Benitez, this year’s poster contest attracted entries from 15 nations. Guerin said that all the entries exemplified Caribbean excellence and expressed useful depictions of ways in which to preserve the environment.

In light of this, the Destination Planning Department at the BTB hosted an Exhibition at the Belize City House of Culture with ALL the poster entries on Wednesday, October 24th. The BTB will also held a special award ceremony for the two Belizean winners.

About the Belize Tourism Board

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is a statutory body within the Belize Ministry of Tourism and Culture, and it is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Minister of Tourism and Culture. The BTB works in conjunction with members of the private sector – including the Belize Hotel Association, Belize Tourism Industry Association and Belize National Tour Operators Association – and is dedicated to building tourism in the most economically and environmentally sustainable manner. As a part of its responsibilities, the BTB promotes Belize as a premier tourism destination to both in-country and international consumers. Among its outreach to the international travel market, the BTB markets the country’s unique attractions to travellers, members of the travel trade industry and media outlets in key markets.
The BTB is also dedicated to developing and implementing tourism programs that will help strengthen and grow the Belizean tourism industry; promote good destination stewardship; and instil high quality standards for accommodations and travel experiences. For more information on the BTB and its services, visit www.travelbelize.org.

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