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Prime Minister's Best Village Trophy Competition


The Prime Minister's Best Village Trophy Competition starts in January of each year, and is a year round programme that provides an opportunity for communities to be more conscious of their culture and environment. The programme also seeks to preserve, protect, and build on our Folk Traditions, and to facilitate the growth of our national culture through competition in the following categories:
 

  • Traditions of Carnival
  • Handicraft
  • Food and Folk Fair
  • Village Olympics
  • Village Chat - Short Stories, Poetry
  • Folk Theatre / Folk Presentation
  • La Riene Rive
  • Environmental Sanitation
  • Junior Best Village Camps - Non Competitive

Judging takes place, in keeping with the schedule of events, between January and November. The criteria for judging varies according to the categories and is determined by the experts in the field. Prizes are awarded according to the categories of the competition. The overall winner of the competition, who participates in most of the categories and scores the most points, wins a prize to the value of TT$200,000.00, which is used towards a project in the community identified by that community.




Who should apply?

Any person living in a community may join a Best Village group in order to represent his/her community.

Best Village Groups Contact Information

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How do I apply?

Application forms may be obtained at the district office of the Best Village Programme, or by clicking on the link below. In order to apply, the following are required:

  • The formation of a Best Village Group.
  • The recruitment of members to participate in the various categories of competition.
  • Registration of the group with the district office of the Best Village programme, as a competitor in the named categories

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Are there any fees?

There are no fees associated with this service.

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Where can I apply?

You may apply at one of the following Best Village district offices.  Their opening hours are 8:00 am to 4:15 pm, Monday to Thursday, and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, except public holidays.

 

Caroni North / South
Best Village Office
Community Development Division
Delta Building
Elenore Street West
Chaguanas
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 665-4252
Fax. (868) 672-1732

 


St. George East
Best Village Office
Community Development Division
1st Floor Administrative Complex, Centenary Street
Tunapuna
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel/Fax. (868)662-4241

 

 

St. George West
Best Village Office
Community Development Division
2nd Floor, Jabco Building
51 Frederick Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 624-5268
Fax. (868) 625-7134

 

 

Victoria East
Best Village Office
Community Development Division
Marlson's Building
97 High Street
Princes Town
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel/Fax. (868) 655-2252

 

 

Victoria West
Best Village Office
Community Development Division 
146 - 147 Coffee Street
San Fernando
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 652-3141
Fax. (868) 657-7943 / 653-9623

 

 

St. Patrick East
Best Village Office
Community Development Division
Ground Floor, Admin. Complex, High Street
Siparia
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel/Fax. (868) 649-2473

 

 

St. Patrick West
Best Village Office
Community Development Division
45 - 47 George Road
Mahaica
Point Fortin
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 648-2372
Fax. (868) 648-0246

 

 

Nariva/Mayaro
Best Village Office
Community Development Division
2458 Naparima/Mayaro Road
Rio Claro
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel/Fax. (868) 644-2346

 

 

St. Andrew / St. David
Best Village Office
Community Development Division
358 Brierly Street
Sangre Grande
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 691-3702
Fax. (868) 668-2477

 

 

Tobago
Best Village Office
Community Development Office
29 Bacolet Street
Scarborough
Tobago, West Indies
Tel. (868) 639-4818
Fax. (868) 639-3236

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Where can I find more information?

Additional information on the Prime Minister's Best Village trophy Competition can be obtained by contacting any of the offices below: 

 

Best Village Unit
Ministry of Sport and Community Development
Best Village Unit
#56 Chepstow House
Frederick Street 
Port of Spain
225-2322 ext 6100-6109
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays
 
Ministry of Sport and Community Development

Rules Regulations and procedures of the Competition

 

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