Presenting the Personality Award Nominees
as well as the overall winners in the Artist Competition and
in the three categories of the Youth Essay Competition


Energy plays a vital role in the economic and social development of any society. All countries and communities in the Caribbean need affordable, reliable, secure, sustainable and climate-friendly supplies of energy.

CARICOM Energy Month is an initiative of the CARICOM Secretariat that seeks to raise awareness in relation to energy matters in Member States whilst simultaneously addressing, in a deliberate way, some of the critical energy issues that continue to limit sustainable energy use and the sustainable economic development of the Region.

In 2017, as part of the Energy Month, the CARICOM Secretariat organised three regional competitions:

  • the Energy Personality Award, to recognize someone who has made, or is making, an exceptional contribution to a sustainable energy future in the Region;
  • the Young Energy Artist Competition, for children aged 12 and under;
  • the Energy Month Youth Essay Competition, for students in three categories: tertiary (ages 16-30), secondary (Forms 1-3 / Grade 7-9) and secondary (Forms 4-6 / Grade 10-13).