Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition
Ms La Reine Rive Winners
2018 Prime Minister's Best Village Trophy Competition Results
Folk Dance Preliminaries
Ms La Reine Rive
About the Prime Minister’s Best Village Competition
The PMBVTC is an annual developmental programme with a competitive element. Its overall purpose is to discover and develop latent talent and traditions of all village/community councils, youth groups, women’s groups, sporting and cultural organisations and other groups within communities in Trinidad and Tobago. This programme was conceptualised to build cultural, environmental and sporting skills of people within the context of indigenous traditions.
Objectives of the Programme
The objectives of the programme are to:
- Empower communities;
- Provide an opportunity for communities to be more conscious about their environment and participate in exercises that will enhance their surroundings and at the same time, develop a sense of self-worth;
- Encourage a sense of national pride, and community spirit through healthy competition and social interactions;
- Encourage the creativity of our peoples in their food and artistic talents;
- Encourage the retention of the Folk Art and contribute to the development of art in communities. Identify, preserve and record our historical and environmental sites throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
To champion the integrated village concept in and among communities throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
To partner with our communities, to identify and satisfy their needs through the provision of gender-sensitive, quality programmes and services, thereby achieving improvement in their standard of living whilst encouraging retention of their traditions.
Best Village Community Council Groups
All village/community councils, youth Groups, women’s groups, sporting and cultural organisations are invited to participate in any of the categories. To be considered for the overall champion of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition, groups must compete in a minimum of six (6) categories.
Each village/community council, youth groups, women’s groups, sporting and cultural group must be a properly constituted organisation with an elected executive structure. Before entering the competition the organisation must possess a banking account with a recognised commercial bank, with evidence of at least three (3) authorising signatories. All documents must be submitted to the Head Office through the District Offices. Entry Forms must be submitted two (2) weeks before the commencement date for competition in each category.
Each village/community council, youth groups, women’s groups, sporting and cultural group on entering the competition must elect an organising committee with sub-committees to organise the various categories.
Each village/community council, youth groups, women’s groups, sporting and cultural group will be responsible for ensuring that no individual from their group participates with any other village/community council, sporting or cultural group in the competition. Failure to do so, will risk disqualification of the individual or group from participating in the competition.
The group with the highest composite score from its participation in the various categories of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition will emerge overall champion, with the proviso that the group must participate in a minimum of six (6) competitive categories.
The competition will be organized at District level. There are eleven (11) Districts: –
- St. George East
- St. George West
- St. Andrew/St. David
- Victoria East
- Victoria West
- St. Patrick East
- St. Patrick West
- Caroni North
- Caroni South
- Tobago (Leeward and Windward)
Rules & Regulations
CATEGORY RULES AND REGULATIONS