Winning Logo depicts ECIT as a virtual platform.
Dexter Small, a 19-year-old student of the Montserrat Community College has designed the Logo for the Eastern Caribbean Institute of Tourism (ECIT). Dexter’s design was the Winning Entry out of 20 submissions from across the OECS. The Logo Competition was open to students enrolled in the ECIT’s nine partner institutions across OECS Member States. The winning logo was selected based on the following criteria: relevance, originality, and aesthetic quality.
The Winning Logo depicts the ECIT as a virtual platform, illustrated by the wifi signal. The logo also contains aspects of tourism (sun) and an aspect of education, represented by a book. Dexter’s submission was selected as the ECIT Logo, principally for its creativity and simplicity. He was awarded a cash prize of EC $1000. 00 for his design.
Dexter, whose major is Information Technology, has a passion for computer programming and graphic designing. His career goal is to become a Software Developer and Graphic Designer. Commenting on his winning entry, Dexter said: “I saw this competition as an opportunity to hone my skills in this field, and gain some experience. Winning has motivated me to continue to learn and grow as a graphic designer.”
ECIT member institutions participating in the Logo Competition were the Dominica State College, the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (St. Kitts & Nevis), the Montserrat Community College, the T.A. Marryshow Community College (Grenada), the H. Lavitty Stout Community College (BVI), and the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College.
ECIT has been conceptualised as a statutory inter-governmental tourism and hospitality virtual training and educational institution serving all OECS Member States. It comprises nine (9) partner institutions across OECS Member States. Each partner institution will operate a centre of excellence in a specialised area of tourism and hospitality education and training.
ECIT will work collaboratively with the public and private sector and relevant individuals and entities to meet and allow access to the specialised education, training and knowledge needs of the tourism and hospitality sector in the OECS region, with network activities managed and coordinated from a central hub, located at the Montserrat Community College.
The Eastern Caribbean Institute of Tourism is being established with funding from the European Union, through its 10th EDF programme of Economic Integration and Trade of the OECS region.