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NCC Hosts Carnival 2017 Mas Adjudication Workshop

Port of Spain, Trinidad: Tuesday January 17, 2017: The National Carnival Commission of Trinidad and Tobago (NCC) recently hosted more than 100 participants, specially selected to be judges at several of this year’s Carnival events, including the Junior and Senior Parade of the Bands 2017, at the annual NCC Mas Adjudication Workshop, held at the VIP Lounge, Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah, on Saturday, January 14.

The much anticipated workshop is traditionally tailored to help improve judging competencies; educating a diverse array of participants from around the country on a variety of relevant topics, including "Review of the Judging Processes”, “Rules and Procedures”, and “Interpretation of Criteria and Carnival Arts as it pertains to Culture.”

NCC Executive Chairman, Kenneth De Silva, warmly welcomed the participants, of which several were long time judges, and quite a few, first-time judges.
In his opening remarks, De Silva emphasised the importance of strong personal character, integrity and skills in the adjudication process and to the overall success of Carnival; highlighting the fact that proper judging of the Carnival competitions is one of the critical parts in ensuring that the beloved festival remains fair and widely appreciated by as many nationals and visitors alike.

“Each year, we host this Mas Adjudication Workshop because we see the good that comes from it. Without question, we are pleased to have once again brought this programme to life as we continue to work with the national community to promote an even higher quality of adjudication for the upcoming Carnival 2017 competitions,” De Silva said. 

K. De Silva – NCC Executive Chairman, Kenneth De Silva shares best wishes for a successful Carnival season with the Workshop attendees.

Participants Share Ques. – The true spirit of collaboration and contribution guides the NCC’s Mas Adjudication Workshop