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Entries for Jamaica 60 JCDC competitions open online today

Published:Monday | January 10, 2022 | 12:06 AM
Erica Lumsden, winner of the Gospel Star Competition, happily holds on to her trophy as she stands alongside Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange.
Erica Lumsden, winner of the Gospel Star Competition, happily holds on to her trophy as she stands alongside Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange.
Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2019 Khamara Wright (left) crowns her successor, Miss Manchester, Dr Dominique Reid.
Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2019 Khamara Wright (left) crowns her successor, Miss Manchester, Dr Dominique Reid.
Dancehall artiste Stacious, the winner of the 2021 Jamaica Festival Song Competition.
Dancehall artiste Stacious, the winner of the 2021 Jamaica Festival Song Competition.
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Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has announced the opening of entries online for Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) competitions.

The JCDC will begin accepting entries online today (Monday, January 10) for the Jamaica Festival Song Competition, the Jamaica Gospel Star Competition, the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition, the Jamaica Culinary Arts Competition, the Jamaica Creative Writing Competition, the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition, and the National Festival of the Performing Arts Competition’s in the subject areas of dance, drama and theatre, music, speech and traditional folk forms.

“This is a very special year when we celebrate Jamaica 60, our nation’s diamond Jubilee, and we are looking for the best creative talent that the nation has to offer. I’m encouraging as many Jamaicans as possible to enter the various JCDC competitions; show your talent, come with your A game, and let us have a memorable and grand Jamaica 60. Send in your entries early,” said Minister Grange.

The competitions are open to both individual and group entrants of up to eight persons, with the exception of the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition.

Entries for the competitions will also be free, with the exception of the Jamaica Festival Song Competition, a professional contest which will attract a $1,000 entry fee.

Entries will be accepted online at the JCDC’s website, www.jcdc.gov.jm.