(PRESS RELEASE) – “Ideas for the future” is a university essay contest that CAF –Development Bank of Latin America- conducts annually in alliance with the Central Banks of the region to promote the debate among young people on key development topics in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Port of Spain, April 8 – Registration for CAF’s annual essay contest #IdeasForTheFuture is now open. The initiative aims to collect the vision of university students on key development challenges that Latin America and the Caribbean faces in the coming decades.
The contest, organized together with the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, encourages young university students between the ages of 18 and 29 from CAF´s member countries to submit original essays on different areas of development.
Here are some suggested topics that could be addressed by the students, among many others: how to react to economic and / or health crises; how to escape the middle income trap; how to balance social agendas with economic stability; how to create mechanisms for the expression of social discontent; which areas of development need more attention; how to improve the competitiveness of SMEs.
The best essay at the national level and the three best essays at the Ibero-American and Caribbean level will be rewarded. The winners of the regional level will present their essay at the CAF Conference in Latin America, which will be held in Mexico City in November 2020, and will be eligible to receive any of the following prizes:
Guillermo Perry Prize: USD 3,000
Second place: USD 2,000
Third place: USD 1,000
Essays must be submitted through the form enabled on the contest website, from April 1 to September 4. The [email protected] mailbox will be enabled to respond to any doubts and/orquestions. The panel’s decision will be announced through the contest website on October 1, 2020 for national winners, and on November 5 for regional winners.