ESSAY COMPETITION on the proposed Grenada Constitution Reform.

The Willie Redhead Foundation would like to take this opportunity to remind principals, 4th and 5th forms of secondary schools, TAMCC, NEWLO and Youth Organisations that the submission date for the “CONSTITUTION REFORM” essay competition is Friday October 7, 2016.

tWRF looks forward to a great response to this critical issue as it pertains to the future of our youth. In this regard a final publication of the conditions to participate are submitted hereunder:

Although the objective of the Willie Redhead Foundation is stated in its motto “For the preservation and renewal of the national heritage of Grenada”, which pertains to our natural and cultural heritage, it has become evident to us however, that over the 42 years of our political independence, our youth have not been sufficiently and meaningfully involved in the decision making process of our country.

In this regard, the Foundation in partnership with the Grenada National Organisation of Women (GNOW), has thrown a challenge to our secondary and tertiary educational institutions (the nursery of our future leaders), to express an opinion – in the form of an essay competition on the current exercise to reform the Grenada constitution by a national referendum, by expressing their views on:


The Foundation has received the kind permission of the Ministry of Education to approach the principals of secondary schools, TAMCC, NEWLO and youth organisations to participate in this exercise, in order to build awareness in the civic- educational process of the constitution by using innovative techniques through an essay competition.


(1). The competition is open to students of 4th and or 5th forms of all secondary schools (public and private), TAMCC, NEWLO and youth organizations.

(2). Entries must be written in English – only one entry from one
person is acceptable, and should be a minimum of 500 words on one side of Letter size paper with double spacing.

(3). Student’s submission must be certified by his or her principal, as attending the secondary school or youth organisation.

(4). Candidates should show competence in the English language, this should include proper spelling, punctuation, grammar, neat presentation, clear hand writing or word processing.

(5). Candidates are encouraged to carry out research by consulting the Constitutional Reform Committee secretariat, reading suitable books and articles, and or by making use of the internet and interviewing knowledgeable persons in the community.

(6). Candidates must not plagiarize materials.

(7). Members of tWRF or their families are not eligible to participate.


Deadline for receiving entries is no later than Friday October 7, 2016 at 4pm (there shall be no extension of time).

Submission can be by the internet, post or by hand. In the latter two cases, must be in a sealed envelope.

Headed:    WILLIE REDHEAD FOUNDATION ESSAY COMPETITION Postal Address : P.O. Box 17 St. George’s
Email    :

By hand: Miss Lorice Pascal C/O GNOW office – St. John’s Street, St. George’s


First Prize : Six hundred EC Dollars

Second Prize : Four hundred EC Dollars

Third Prize : Two hundred and fifty EC Dollars

The First prize winner would also be awarded a Patrimonial Award Honour Scroll at tWRF next Award Ceremony, while the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners would be featured in a tWRF Sentinel Article and posted on our website (, with recognition given to the winning school or institution.

For further information please contact Mr. Norris Mitchell at 405-4012 or by email: or Miss Lornadale Charles – Essay Committee Chairman at 449-5570 email:

tWRF anticipates an enlightened and in-depth discourse from the youth of our nation.

(The above reflects the views of the Willie Redhead Foundation)

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