COTE Essay Competition

Open to ALL CAPE Students


Topic: Having achieved 50 years of Independence, in your opinion, to what extent has Trinidad and Tobago made significant advancements toward achieving sustainable economic development?



First Prize $2000.00 to the individual student and COTE Challenge Trophy to the winning School
Second Prize: $ 1500.00 to the individual student
Third Prize: $1000.00 to the individual student


Rules for the Essay Competition

  • 1000-1200 words, type written, Times New Roman Font 12, 1.5 line spacing, Portable
  • Document Format (PDF)
  • Use of statistics and Data from valid sources i.e. NO Wikipedia etc
  • Use of Analytical Skills required
  • Plagiarism will NOT be tolerated
  • References and Bibliography to be included

Deadline for Submission: 8th October 2012

Submit to

                                                 Click here to download Essay Competition Poster


Are you FOR or AGAINST


Secondary Schools Debate

Debate Topic: Be it resolved that the fuel subsidy in Trinidad and Tobago should be removed.

FOR: St. Georges College

AGAINST: Presentation College


First Prize                                                    $2000

Second Prize                                               $1200


Undergraduate Debate:

Debate Topic: Be it resolved that Trinidad and Tobago has achieved developed country status.

FOR: International Relations/ Government Team

AGAINST: Economics team



First Prize:                                                   $2500

Second Prize:                                              $2000


Moderated by Peter Kelly

Date: 4th October 2012

Time: 1:30pm

Venue: Learning Resource Centre (LRC) Auditorium


                                                   Click here to download Debate Competition Poster