Awards Criteria


Each applicant is required to submit:

  • Completed Application Form ( Must submit the official application form); 
    Copy of Official Report Card covering the past two years; 
    Three Passport Size Photos; 
    Newspaper Clippings / Copies of Awards & Certificates (Covering the last two years)
    Three (3) letters of recommendation *
  • School Principal / Vice-Principal  Classroom Teacher / Civic or Community  Leader / Former Teacher 
    Religious Leader / Sports Coach
  • The above items must be neatly attached in a portfolio or folder.
  • The portfolio / folder is limited to a maximum of 50 pages.
  • Important Information

    * Applications forms missing any of the above items will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed or accepted;

    An Independent Distinguished Panel of Judges will review the application packages receive and determine the overall winner and finalists. THE DECISION OF THE JUDGES IS FINAL.

    Nominees will be judged on the following criteria: contribution to school life, academic achievement, extra-curricular achievement, community involvement and overall quality of the portfolio submitted.  Nominees will be competing for scholarships and prizes. All scholarships must be used for secondary education purposes only.

    The Contest is open to any 6th Grade Student regardless of colour, creed, nationality or religious affiliation from any private, public or independent school in New Providence and the Family Islands.  Students must be nominated by their respective Schools to participate in the Awards Program.

    The Deadline for submission of completed Application Packages for the 2005 Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year will be: Friday, February 17th , 2017 at 5:00 pm EST. The Foundation will not be responsible for application packages that are late, lost, illegible, destroyed or incorrectly addressed entries for any reason.

    All Application Packages must be received by the deadline. Maximum of Two (2) students from each school will be allowed as nominees.  All entries become the property of The Bahamas Primary School Student of the Year Foundation and will not be returned. Parents and/or students are encouraged to make a copy of the package submitted.

    All Nominees in the Awards Program will be published in the Commemorative Souvenir Journal and highlighted on our web site ( All Nominees must agree to allow The Foundation to publish their accomplishment. Failure to accept these conditions will render the contestant ineligible.
































































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