The Eric Williams Memorial
P.O. Box 561631* Miami, Fl 33256-1631* USA Tel: 305-271-7246 Cell: 305-905-9999 Fax: 305-271-4160
Eric Williams Centenary Stamp Design Competition
Port of Spain, TRINIDAD and TOBAGO (January 24, 2010) The Eric Williams
Memorial Collection (EWMC) at The University of the West
Indies and the Trinidad & Tobago Postal Corporation (TT Erica Williams Connell
c W Tel: 305-905-9999|
Post) announce the Eric Williams Centenary Stamp Design Email: ewmc3ewmc-tt.orq
Competition, co-sponsored by UNESCO (Trinidad and
Tobago) and Kelly Services Customs Brokerage, Ltd. The contest runs from January 30 to April
Since September 25, 2011 marks the 100th birthday of this "Father of the Nation,"
Trinidad and Tobago's Fifth and Sixth Form students are being asked to design a series of
commemorative stamps in his honour, an added 50 cents of which will be donated to a Trinidad
and Tobago charity. The Centenary stamp, with winner's and school's names included, will be
sold, subject to availability, from January 1 to December 31, 2011.
Eric Williams was the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and head of
government for 25 years until his death in 1981. He was also an internationally-renowned
historian whose groundbreaking work, the 65-year-old Capitalism and Slavery, not only re-
framed the historiography of the British trans-Atlantic slave trade, but also established the
contribution of Caribbean slavery to the development of both Britain and America. Popularly
referred to as The Williams Thesis, the book continues to inform today's ongoing debate and
remains "years ahead of its time...this profound critique is still the foundation for studies of
imperialism and economic development," according to the New York Times.
Competition judges are: Adrian Camps Campins, historical artist; Kenwyn Crichlow,
artist; Kari Elliot, TT Post; Albert Sydney, philatelist. Each school is expected to host its own
in-house competition and enter only two students in the national contest. Rules and regulations
are being distributed via colour poster to all eligible schools.
The Eric Williams Memorial Collection constitutes the Research Library, Archives &
Museum of Eric Williams. It was inaugurated by former US Secretary of State Colin Powell in
1998, and named to UNESCO's prestigious Memory of the World Register in 1999.
For more information, please contact Erica Williams Connell, The Eric Williams
Memorial Collection P.O. Box 561631, Miami, FL 33256-1631, USA. Fax: (305) 271-4160;
Websites: www.ericwilliamsmemorialcollection.ore: httD://Dalmm.fcla.edu/eew/.
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Guidelines for Artwork
* Commemorative stamp issue must comprise seven separate images
* Artwork should be 15 cm x 20 cm landscape or portrait.
* Only original artwork not previously published or submitted will be accepted.
* No computer graphics are allowed
* 3D artwork will not be accepted.
* The designs should not incorporate either text or numerals
* A typed explanation detailing the designs' inspiration must accompany
artwork 120 words.
* Two student entries per school
The stamps will be sold, subject to availability, from January 1 December 31, 2011.
An additional 50 cents will be donated to a Trinidad & Tobago charity.
Winner's and school's names included
Trinidad & Tobago Erica Williams Connell
Fifth & Sixth Form students Tel: 305-905-9999
Submissions Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Rita Pemberton, Chair, Dept. of History
The University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago . : .
Tel: 868-662-2002, xt. 3059/2022, Fax 868-662-9684 .'
The University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago Postal Corporation
Trinidad & Tobago National Commission for UNESCO