Entries Open For All JCDC 2023 Competitions

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is now accepting entries for all its 2023 Competitions. The competitions include the Jamaica Festival Song Competition, the Jamaica Gospel Star Competition, the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition, the Jamaica Culinary Arts Competition, the Jamaica Creative Writing Competition, the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition, and the National Festival of the Performing Arts Competition’s subject areas of Dance, Deaf Dance, Drama, Music, Speech, and Traditional Folk Forms. 

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Winner of the 2022 Jamaica Festival Song Competition, Sacaj, performs her winning entry, ‘Nuh Weh Nice Like Yard’ at the competition’s final show held at the National Indoor Sports Centre in St Andrew on Thursday, July 28, 2022

Entries are being accepted online and prospective entrants may also download the hard copy entry forms from the JCDC  website

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The 2022 Jamaica Gospel Star, Danielle Mayne, proudly displays her trophy at the grand finals of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC)-organized competition, which was aired on television and streamed on social media on Saturday, July 30, 2022. She shares lens with the Honourable Olivia Grange, OJ, CD, MP. Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport,

Entries for competitions are free except for the Festival Song Competition that has an entry fee of one thousand dollars ($1000).

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Velonique Bowen(centre) who represented Kingston and St. Andrew crowned Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2022, shares the stage with first runner up, Miss Clarendon, Sheri-Gaye Johnson (left) and second runner up, Miss Westmoreland, LeChone Redwood (right).

The closing dates for respective competitions are as follows:

Friday, February 3, 2023

Performing Arts Competitions– subject areas of Dance, Deaf Dance, Drama, Music, Speech, and Traditional Folk Forms 

Friday, March 31, 2023
Jamaica Festival Song

Jamaica Gospel Star 

Miss Jamaica Festival Queen

Friday, April 28, 2023

Jamaica Culinary Arts

Jamaica Creative Writing

Jamaica Visual Arts Competition

Persons interested in entering the 2023 Jamaica Festival Competitions are encouraged to contact their nearest JCDC office or visit the JCDC website www.jcdc.gov.jm  and social media pages for further details.