Saint Lucia to host Lantern Masters Competitions, announces entry requirements

Saint Lucia will host the Lantern Masters Competition with an aim to uplift skilled artists. The event will be staged on Saturday, December 10th 2022, at Constitution Park from 4:00 p.m.

Saint Lucia to host Lantern Masters Competitions, announces entry requirements
Saint Lucia to host Lantern Masters Competitions, announces entry requirements Photo Credits: Cultural Development Foundation Facebook Page

Castries, Saint Lucia: Saint Lucia will host the Lantern Masters Competition under the theme” A new beginning: Light, Love, Peace”. The event will be staged on Saturday, December 10th, 2022, at Constitution Park from 4:00 p.m.

The Cultural Development Foundation of Saint Lucia took to Facebook and announced the regulations of the competition. The purpose of the competition is to provide a suitable platform for artists to showcase their talents and skills in various fields.

The participants will have to register for the competition, and the registration fee is $250.00.

The Cultural Development Foundation of Saint Lucia has called all costume builders, skilled artists, experienced lantern builders, and corporate and commercial sector entities to challenge their creative talents and get into the Christmas spirit.

The Cultural Development Foundation prepares to stage its first-ever December Festivals – Lantern Masters Competition. Lantern Making/Competition and Festival of Light is a cultural tradition bringing Saint Lucians together in celebration of light.

The Lantern Masters Competition is anticipated to stimulate interest and participation amongst Saint Lucians, particularly the experts. This activity adds innovation, creativity and diversity to the December festivities and is open to participants 18 years and over under the theme “New Beginnings: Love Light, Peace”.

The top three winners will be awarded monetary prizes of 

  • $𝟓𝟎𝟎𝟎.𝟎𝟎 (𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞),
  • $𝟑𝟎𝟎𝟎.𝟎𝟎 (𝟐𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞)
  • $𝟐𝟎𝟎𝟎.𝟎𝟎 (𝟑𝐫𝐝 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞)
  • 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐏𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞’𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞

The foundation of Saint Lucia also shared the link to the form:  https://forms.gle/esFJFiLhb8Vd9egk7

The entry requirements are as follows:

  • Participants must be 18 and Over
  • Lanterns must be minimum 6 ft high and 5 ft wide able to withstand outdoor elements power operated centered around the theme.
  • Lanterns can be constructed in teams
  • All entries must be original

In order to require additional information, the foundation of Saint Lucia shared the contact details, which are: the CDF at 1(758) 457-9021 or email info@cdfstlucia.org. 

𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝘿𝙁 𝙞𝙨 𝙙𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙣𝙪𝙧𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙙𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙜𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙨 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙧𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙙𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙥𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙫𝙖𝙡𝙪𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝 𝙘𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣.

CDF noted, “Saint Lucians are a talented bunch. At the CDF, we are committed to nurturing and cultivating talent and providing platforms for our artists to showcase their skills. This morning, the staff was serenaded with the sweet sounds of Steel Pan and Sax by Manasseh Edward and Barthelmy Gustave.” 

Earlier, CDF hosted the 3rd annual best of the best competition with the theme: “𝐓𝐚𝐢𝐰𝐚𝐧 𝐒𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐋𝐮𝐜𝐢𝐚 𝐖𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐓𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫”.

The foundation announced the winners of the competitions, which are as follows: 

  • First Place – “Soar Together” and Team: Gilland Avril, Kissia Peter and Denise Ryan
  • Second Place and People’s Choice Award- “The Beauty of Nature” and Team: Joy Grant, Perry Martial and Savitri Jn, Marie
  • Third Place- “A Meeting with Friends” and team: Desmond Walcott Jr. and Desiree Walcott