Competitions Category

Now in its fifth year, the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature recognizes up to three English-language literary works for young adults (aged 12 through 18) written by Caribbean authors.   This year, the winning title will be awarded $10,000 CDN, and two finalists will be awarded $2,000 CDN each.   Publishers of winning titles will be awarded a guaranteed purchase of up to 2,500 copies, which will be donated to schools, libraries, and literacy organizations throughout the region. To date, more than 22,000 copies of winning books have made theirRead More
GRAMMY MUSEUM SELECTS STUDENTS FOR GRAMMY CAMP IN NASHVILLE AND LOS ANGELES  
GRAMMY MUSEUM® SELECTS STUDENTS FOR GRAMMY CAMP® IN NASHVILLE AND LOS ANGELES Unique Summer Program Brings Together Youth With Outstanding Artists And Music Industry Professionals SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 25, 2017)—The GRAMMY Museum® announced today that 119 talented high school students from 104 U.S. cities and 29 U.S. states have been selected as participants in the 13th annual GRAMMY Camp® program. The Museum’s signature music industry camp for U.S. high school students will be held in Nashville, Tenn., from May 30–June 3 at Belmont University, and in Los Angeles fromRead More
GRAMMY FOUNDATION® ANNOUNCES 19TH ANNUAL ENTERTAINMENT LAW INITIATIVE® WRITING COMPETITION Scholarship Program For Promising Entertainment Law Students Awards Cash Scholarships; Winning Papers To Be Presented At Annual ELI Luncheon on Feb. 10, 2017, During GRAMMY® Week WHAT: The GRAMMY Foundation® has launched its 19th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative® Writing Competition co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries. The ELI Writing Competition invites law students to write a 3,000-word paper on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry today. A cash scholarship of $5,000 will beRead More

Posted On September 17, 2016By altonIn Competitions, Program Related

2016 Gay Caribbean USA Pageant

Gay Caribbean Pageant Returns The Gay Caribbean USA Pageant is billed as the most exciting pageant in Brooklyn. Who can deny that when energetic Drag and Transgender performers take to the stage, a long side other interesting acts for an explosive show. The pageant is in its eighth year and the organizers are very proud of the event’s growth and success. Especially, since the pageant made its debut at a time when Caribbean Gay themed events were typically hidden away from the mainstream and held in the underground. Bridging theRead More
Internationally-acclaimed, Trinidad and Tobago-born and based entertainer Darryl “Farmer Nappy” Henry celebrates over 30 years in soca music and his rich legacy manifests with his new masterpiece album, House Of Soca, now available worldwide from all major digital retailers. Born and raised in the town of Siparia in southern Trinidad, Farmer Nappy is the definitive soca performer, presenting provocative lyrical styles and soulful vocal flows that span all spectrums of the genre, from calypso to groovy and everything in between. Farmer celebrates the 2016 Trinidad Carnival season in style, withRead More
Popular Disc Jockey turned producer has yet another reason to continue celebrating the unpredicted success of his immensely popular Jambe-An riddim. The riddim has made its way to the finals of International Soca Monarch competition in Trinidad and Tobago. One of the two Trinbagonian artistes featured on the Jambe-An riddim, Pternsky secured a spot in the finals of the highly anticipated Soca competition. His song, ‘Non Stop’ has been receiving tremendous support since its release. This may very well be the first time that a Jamaican production has secured aRead More
Congrats to Dr. Witty aka Mervyn Carter Tropicalfete’s 2015 recipient of Tropicalfete’s Award of Excellence. The award honors the accomplishments & contributions of persons and/or organizations that have had a role in the development of the Caribbean Community. The achievement of the awardees is significant on an international level where their work had a positive impact to the Caribbean community in the areas of culture, social, sports & economics. Past awardees: The Madd Stuntman – Artist – I like to Move it Move it 2009, Michelle Anglin – Playwright “LostRead More
The latest edition of the Community News Group’s Caribbean Life newspaper features the 2015 Impact Awards winners and the gala presentation event. They come from varied backgrounds and fields of expertise, but the recipients of the 2015 Caribbean Life newspaper’s Impact Awards share certain attributes — selflessness, determination and passion. The awardees, whose common traits include support for community concerns, are being recognized at the Impact Awards Gala on Thursday in Brooklyn at the Paradise Catering Hall, 51 Avenue U (between W. 11th and W. 12th Sts.). A portion ofRead More
CaribbeanTales International Film Festival 2015 Celebrates 10 Years, with an Outstanding Program of Films and Shorts. At a recent media launch held at the Consulate General for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Toronto on July 8th, CaribbeanTales unveiled its 2015 Program. The standing- room-only event featured many Toronto luminaries, and was MC’d by the Honourable Jean Augustine, PC, CM with speakers including T&T Consul General Dr. Vidya Gyan Tota-Maharaj, CaribbeanTales founder and Executive Director Frances-Anne Solomon, Programmer Christopher Pinheiro, Partnerships Coordinator Emmy Pantin, and Incubator Chair Dr. RitaRead More
JOSEY WALES LEGENDARY REGGAE DJ FOR REGGAE MEETS BLUES/JAZZ AT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIFE (IFOL) JULY 4TH WEEKEND, CHICAGO UNION PK. Colonel Josey Wales, one of Jamaica’s top reggae dancehall DJ’s and one of the founding fathers, building on the innovative DJ chatting of his mentor U-Roy and creating a highly influential style of his own, is added to perform at the 23rd African/Caribbean International Festival of Life, July 4th weekend in Union Park, 1501 West Randolph Street, downtown Chicago West Loop. Get tickets now at http://martinsinterculture.com/ifol/ifol-tickets.html. Josey Wales isRead More