Youth Conservation Competition 2014

Youth Conservation Competition

The theme of the 2014 Youth Conservation Competition competition was ‘Value of Protected Areas’. Each of the four contestants performed with an introduction, main presentation, and question and answer session. Thank you to all contestants for taking part in our FISH FEST. We had a blast and cannot wait to see you all again next year! Below we showcase the main presentation from each candidate:

First place winner was independence high school student, Andrea Chirinoz, who represented Southern Environmental Association:

Second place went to Elvira Coleman who represented the University of Belize:

Third place went to Edgar Moreira of Julian Cho Technical High School:

Consolation prize to Adriana Avilez of Toledo Community College:

The first place prize was $1500, 2nd $1000, 3rd $500 and consolation prize $300.00. All prizes are partial scholarships for each candidate to pursue their associate degree with payment going directly to the institution of their choice. Over the past 8 years TIDE has invested over $25,000.00 in education in Belize.

Candidates were asked in depth questions concerning conservation issues:

As an interlude members of Machaca Outreach Center performed this uplifting piece:

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