VYBZING Issues Spoken Word Challenge to St. Kitts and Nevis’ Youth

Young adults across St. Kitts and Nevis are being encouraged to put pen to paper and share their vision for youth in the creative industry in this year’s VYBZING Spoken Word Challenge hosted by the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

Focusing on the topic, “Creative Industries and Youth: Unleashing Potential and Growth,” residents of St. Kitts and Nevis ages 16-35, have been tasked with using the spoken word art form to share their vision of the Caribbean in 2040, identifying challenges to be overcome and recommending solutions to promote the potential of the Region’s creative industries.

Entrants for the Challenge will perform their spoken word pieces live on April 21 – 22, 2015. The top 10 in the 16-29 age category and top five in the 30-35 age category advance to the VYBZING Spoken Word Challenge Finals on April 24, 2015. Both events take place at Sweet Lime, Basseterre.

Prizes ranging from USD500 to USD1000 will be presented for first to third place in the 16-29 age category, and USD1000 for first place in the 30-35 age category.

The Challenge also features a People’s Choice component with a special prize of USD250 awarded to the submission with the most ‘likes’ on the VYBZING Facebook page, www.cdbvybzing.org/facebook.

VYBZING is the Caribbean Development Bank’s primary vehicle for youth engagement. The Spoken Word Challenge is just one of the four activities held under the VYBZING programme. The others include a youth workshop, youth forum and youth presentation.

2015 VYBZING St. Kitts and Nevis is in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture’s Department of Youth Empowerment.

Interested persons are asked to visit VYBZING Facebook page, www.cdbvybzing.org/facebook for full details.