As CFAFF proceeds to close out THE current cycle of our Arts Enrichment Program program, we thought it important to shift gears, in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic facing us all and give young artists in Arima the opportunity to share their talents and express themselves creatively, while raising awareness, celebrating and honoring our Republic’s  First Responders for the difficult job they are doing to ensure our safety and beat the disease.

CFAFF with  the support of JB Fernandes Memorial Trust I, EAST YARD and the Arima Borough Corporation invites young persons ages 11-17 who reside in Arima or attend an Arima based secondary school to submit artwork that celebrates, honors and most importantly says thank you to our First Responders, at the forefront of our efforts to win the battle against Covid-19.

Some examples of First Responders can include but are not limited to:

  • Health Care Professionals

  • Protective Services

  • Grocery/Pharmacy Employees

  • Warehouse/Distribution and Delivery Workers

  • Public Transportation Workers 

  • Anyone else you believe is going above and beyond by placing themselves in the front line.   



  1. First Prize: $1,200 Cash; 1 year EAST YARD membership; Piece represented as a mural in a public space in Arima.

  2. Second Prize: $800 Cash; 1 year EAST YARD membership; Piece represented as a mural in a public space in Arima.

  3. Third Prize: $500 Cash; 1 year EAST YARD membership; Piece represented as a mural in a public space in Arima.


  1. The competition will be open to young persons ages 11-17 who are nationals of Trinidad and Tobago and either reside in Arima or attend a secondary school located in Arima.

  2. The maximum number of entries is one per competitor.

  3. All submissions must be done using pencils, charcoal, paint or any other media on a canvas/surface that measures a minimum of 10 x 10 inches to a maximum of 20 x 20 inches.

  4. All submissions must be submitted in soft copy as a high resolution digital photograph (jpeg or png format).

  5. Competitors must provide the name of the piece, medium used, dimensions and a short description of the piece, explaining how it fits the competition’s theme (no more than 100 words).

  6. Competitors agree to allow Caribbean Fashion and Arts Feature Festival (CFAFF) to use their names and submissions as necessary in promotional activities. By entering the competition, the artists agree to this condition and will be credited in all promotions.

  7. Competitors must have consent from a parent or guardian, whose name and contact number must be listed on the submission form, which will accompany all submissions.

  8. CFAFF assumes that all competitors exercise honesty in completion of the submission form and also that all submissions are indeed created solely by the competitor. Failure to adhere to these stipulations will result in immediate disqualification.

  9. Twenty pieces will be selected to proceed to the final judging round where judging will be based on a combination of points garnered from a panel of judges in addition to results of on-line judging to be done on social media.

  10.  CFAFF’s decisions will be final.

  11.  The deadline for submissions is April 30th, 2020 at 11:59PM. Late submissions will not be accepted.     

Judging Rubric

  1. Theme: Does the piece effectively capture the theme; honoring, celebrating and saying thank you to First Responders? 20 Points

  2. Thought: Was enough thought given and time taken to fully flesh out the concept? 10 Points 

  3. Execution: Is the piece skillfully presented, utilizing chosen techniques efficiently? 10 Points  

  4. Effect: Is the final presentation impactful. Is there a wow factor? 10 Points

  5. Social Media: Online voting tally. 50 points

​The competition runs from April 1st to 30th, 2020. For more information email or submit below



EAST YARD, Apartment 4, 27 Prince Street Arima, Trinidad.

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