JCDC to begin Accepting Entries for 2021 competition


The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission -JCDC- says it will begin to accept entries for its 2021 competition cycle on Thursday, April 29.

The competitions include Festival of the Performing Arts subject areas of dance, drama and theatre, speech and music; Jamaica Culinary Arts; Jamaica Creative Writing; Jamaica Visual Arts ; Miss Jamaica Festival Queen; Jamaica Festival Song; and the Jamaica Gospel Song.

In a statement, director of marketing and public relations at the JCDC, Andrew Clunis says “The COVID 19 pandemic has truly done a great disservice to the development of the arts, and has left many of our creatives worried about the sustainability of their crafts and the related financial effects. Therefore, they are elated to announce the hosting of competitions this year, though slightly modified”.

He says all entries for the JCDC competitions will be accepted through an online platform, which will also be launched on April 29, during a virtual press conference.

This press conference will also give additional information on the entry process and guidelines for each competition.