Official Rules

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The Sagicor Visionaries Challenge (the the “Competition”) is intended to be conducted in 8 countries namely Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Guyana, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States (Tampa – Hilsborough County) (the “Challenge Territories”) only. These Sagicor Visionaries Challenge Rules (the “Official Rules”) shall be construed in accordance with the applicable laws of Barbados. The invitation to participate in the Competition is void in whole or in part where prohibited by law. The submission of an Entry to the Competition constitutes acceptance of these the Competition Rules.


SAGICOR whose registered Office is located at the Cecil F de Caires Building, Wildey, St. Michael, Barbados (the “Sponsor”), the Caribbean Science Foundation located at the UWI Cave Hill Campus, Bridgetown Barbados (the “Competition Administrator”) and the Caribbean Examinations Council whose head office is located at the Garrison, St Michael, Barbados (the “Partner”) collectively referred to as (the “Competition Entities”) which term shall include their respective agents, subsidiaries and assigns where applicable, invite qualifying secondary/high school and home schooled students resident in the Challenge Territories (the “Representatives”) to participate in the Competition through a private or public secondary/high school in one of the Challenge Territories (the “Entrant” or “secondary/high school”). The Competition is aimed at secondary/high school and home schooled students between the ages of 11 and 16 who are encouraged to identify a challenge facing their respective school, assigned school or school of choice, and using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), develop effective, innovative and sustainable solutions to the challenge identified. These solutions will form the basis of the school’s Entries to the Competition. Entries will first be evaluated and judged at the national level in each of the Challenge Territories, with the winning school in each territory moving on to the finals of the Competition where a regional winning school and runner up will be selected. Representatives of national school winners and their respective teachers will also participate in an all expenses STEM Ambassador Programme to Florida.

The Competition is intended to:

  • Boost institutional capacity in STEM in the secondary/high schools in the Challenge Territories.
  • Ignite interest among youth in the Challenge Territories for innovation in STEM in an effort to build and integrate sustainable communities in participating countries.
  • Integrate knowledge gained from formal and informal education to enable tomorrow’s leaders to build a more sustainable countries. There will be two judging rounds (national and regional) which start and end on the dates and times noted below: