SKNNCC Significantly Increases Road March Prize Monies


As a follow-up to a meeting with registered Road March Contenders held in early October, 2022
the St Kitts Nevis National Carnival Committee (SKNNCC) has confirmed that all Road March
bands, soca artists, and calypsonians must submit in writing the name of their tune to be
considered for Road March to the SKNNCC Secretariat by Friday, 18th November.

Road March tunes must be publicly released in full on a local Radio Station no later than Friday
25th November to be considered as part of the competition.

Judging for the Road March contest will take place between 5:00am and 11:00am on J’ouvert
morning, Monday, December 26th. Judging will be split into two (2) categories. Contenders will
score points at various locations along the downtown Basseterre J’ouvert route. In addition,
registered bands, soca artists, and calypsonians are required to perform their registered songs at
an identified area in the city center.

In an effort to get the early release of songs and more contenders, the SKNNCC has increased
the prize monies for Road March. For the first time in the history of Carnival, the Road March
winner will receive EC$20,000, almost doubling what it was in 2019, the last time the competition
was held. The First runner-up will receive EC$15,000 and the Second runner-up will walk away
with EC$10,000.

Competition rules and regulations are available online at or at the Carnival
Secretariat in the E.C Daniel Building on Cayon Street.

After a two (2) year hiatus, J’ouvert Celebrations will return to the streets of Basseterre in full on
the 26th December from 5:00am to 12:00noon.