Jamaica 60 Festival Song, Gospel Star and All Other JCDC Competitions Open for Entries Online January 10

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honorable Olivia Grange, has announced the opening of entries online for Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) competitions.

stacaafest2021 Jamaica Festival Song Winner, Stacious performs her winning song “Jamaican Spirit” at the competition’s televised grand final during the annual Independence Celebrations last July.The JCDC will begin accepting entries online on Monday, January 10, 2022 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 subject areas of Dance, Drama & 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 will 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 competition, which will attract a $1000 JMD entry fee.

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