Awards & Competition Winners

Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Awards 2019

The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Sustainable Tourism Awards are aimed at identifying and showcasing Sustainable Tourism Good Practices in the Caribbean. The awards recognize individuals, groups, organizations or companies in any of the Caribbean Tourism Organization Member Countries which have developed responsible tourism products or are engaged with implementing initiatives that embrace sustainable tourism concepts and core values. These initiatives should also help to enhance the country’s tourism product offerings and advance sustainable and responsible tourism in the Caribbean.

2018 Sustainable Tourism Awards Logo Winners

Congratulations to Evadney Henriques of Guyana, and Vladimir Lubin of St. Lucia, who were selected as winners in CTO’s Logo Design Competition, out of 19 entries from 12 Caribbean countries.

We salute Evadney Henriques who won the overall competition, and we specially recognize Vladimir Lubin whose entry has inspired the physical shape of future Sustainable Tourism Awards from 2018 onwards.

Evadney Henriques – Guyana

Vladimir Lubin – Saint Lucia

2017 Sustainable Tourism Awards Winners


2017 Caribbean Primary School Tourism Writing Competition Winners

The CTO’s Caribbean Primary School Tourism Writing Competition for 2017, the CTO Year of Adventure in the Caribbean, was held for children ages 8 – 12 in every CTO member country, and sought to encourage both creative and formal writing submissions related to strengthening sustainable tourism development in the region.

The competition had TWO (2) distinct entry streams:
a. The Formal Writing Stream – works that count as either essays or prose
b. The Creative Writing Stream – works that count as poems or short stories


Creative Writing Stream, Age 8-10: Kassie Haley-Shai, St Augustine Roman Catholic School, Montserrat

Creative Writing Stream, Age 10-12: Jhe’anti Belyca Craigg, Belmont Government School, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Formal Writing Stream, Age 8-10: Ariah Khobie Diamante Darroux, Convent Preparatory School, Dominica

Formal Writing Stream, Age 10-12: Gabriella Lewis, Atwell’s Educational Institute, Trinidad & Tobago

Travel Weekly: Lessons on tourism and sustainability from schoolchildren

Caribbean tourism leaders could take some lessons from the schoolchildren of the region, whose insights into the opportunities and challenges of tourism development are pretty amazing.

Not to mention their creative writing abilities, which were evident from the four elementary school winners of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Primary Schools Tourism Writing Competition. Awards will be presented to the winners at the CTO’s Climate Smart Sustainable Tourism Forum in St. Kitts next month.

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