2020 September Celebrations Theme Chosen

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

The National Celebrations Commission announces the winning theme of the 2020 September Celebrations in commemoration of the 222nd Anniversary of the Battle of St. George’s Caye and the 39th Anniversary of Belize’s Independence.

The winning theme was submitted by Precious Martinez, a 13-year old student of Sacred Heart College in San Ignacio Town. It reads:

Overcoming Adversity, Creating Opportunity, Belizeans: Unite for Prosperity!

The competition was open to all Belizeans living at home and abroad and participants were encouraged to submit themes not exceeding ten (10) words. There was a total of one hundred thirty one (131) participants and three hundred eleven (311) submissions. Precious Martinez is the youngest winner on record. Ms Martinez will be awarded with a $500 cash prize.

On behalf of the Hon. Patrick Faber, Minister of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture (NCC), Mr Enrique Carballo (Chair of the Theme Selection Subcommittee), Ms Sapna Budhrani (Co-Chair of the NCC), and members of the Commission, we congratulate and thank Precious Martinez for her well thought-out theme.


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