The SVG Maritime Administration (
The competition, which is open to all Vincentian nationals and residents in various categories, is an opportunity to articulate their views on the contribution of seafarers to St Vincent and the Grenadines Candidates must structure their essays around one of the following titles:
(9 to 12) Importance of Seafarers to St Vincent and the Grenadines
(13 to 16) The Importance of Seafarers to Shipping Industry
(17+) What is the contribution of seafarers to the economy of St Vincent and the Grenadines?
The focus on seafarers comes as the COVID-19 pandemic has placed extraordinary demands on seafarers, with hundreds of thousands of men and women stranded on ships for months beyond their original contracts, unable to be repatriated due to national travel restrictions. A similar number of seafarers are unable to join ships and earn a living. This crew change crisis, which has been ongoing for nearly a year, is a humanitarian emergency that threatens the safety of shipping
“We are delighted to announce this essay competition in SVG as it provides an important opportunity to encourage youth and the general public to engage with shipping issues in their country. SVG seafarers have contributed sig
The competition is being hosted as part of therecognition of World Maritime Day ““Seafarers: The Core of Shipping’s Future” on 30 September 2021.
Top prizes include a laptop, tablet, cash prizes and more. No participation fee applies. Entries must be submitted by 25 September, 2021.
All participants in the World Maritime Day 2021 Essay Writing Competition should ensure that the following guidelines are followed: