Youth Win Prizes in Guyana Solar Challenge

Co-founder of Solar Head of State James Ellsmoor is forging ahead, encouraging and empowering young people across the Caribbean to think seriously about renewable energy and the impact it can have on their countries. Last year Prime Minister Andrew Holness presented prizes to the winners of the Jamaica Solar Challenge at Jamaica House (which has now gone solar). 

Now it’s Guyana’s turn! Many congratulations to the winners. You can see their entries on the link below, in Solar Head of State’s press release. Kudos also to CARICOM and the other partners. Mr. Ellsmoor understands the value of partnerships!


Georgetown, Guyana: Solar Head of State, a non-profit that helps world leaders become green by installing solar panels on government buildings, has announced the winners of the Guyana Solar Challenge, a competition that invited young people from across the country to create innovative communication projects and educate their communities about the benefits of renewable energy.

The ceremony was held at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana, and the awards were presented by the sponsors of the challenge.

Participants were provided with guidelines to design projects that inspire their communities to recognize and learn about the benefits of solar energy. The challenge received a variety of submissions, ranging from essays, poetry, informational videos to songs and art.

The winning projects, awarded with prizes, were able to demonstrate creativity and ability to communicate effectively and with originality the advantages of adopting renewable energy sources for Guyana. The winning projects each received a trophy, certificate of participation and cash prizes.

Solar Head of State would like to thank the major sponsors for the event: Guyana Power and Light Inc, MPC CapitalGuyana Ministry of Environment, and Public Services International.  With a special thanks to our partners: CARICOMCaribbean Youth Environment Network(CYEN) and Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC).

Solar Head of State has successfully run its second community solar competition as part of the broader effort to empower young people with the necessary tools to become tomorrow’s leaders.

If you would like to help us run more solar challenges across the Caribbean, please get in touch to discuss sponsorship.


View the winning entries here:

For CARICOM’s photos please see:

For more information, please contact:

Solar Head of State: James Ellsmoor (Director),

+1 919 338 4564 (WhatsApp only)

CYEN: Kiefer Jackson (Guyana National Coordinator),

+1 (592) 625 3411


The winners of the Guyana Solar Challenge. (Photo: Solar Head of State)

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