Questions & Answers

Let’s answer your general questions and concerns about SANKOFASTAGE!


The sankofa stage writing and art contest and activities club is an African themed platform where children can engage in content and contests that revolve around the global African experience & culture and win fun prizes for participating too.

There is no fee to enter.

Yes. Follow instructions on the register page to enter

Students ages 7 to 18 years old.

Students ages 7 to 18 years old.

Yes, each contest will be broken into the following categories:
Group A – 7 to 9 years old
Group B – 10 to 12 years old
Group C – 13 to 15 years old
Group D – 16 to 18 years old

Yes, there are two categories; Age group (A,B) & (C,D).

Contests are posted on Facebook on the 1st and Projects are posted on the 5th day of every other month. See our schedule of activities calendar each month.

All students can participate however priority is given to Countries that fall under
the banner of CARICOM, ECOWAS & EAC.

CARICOM NATIONS: (CARICOM-Caribbean Community)
Guyana, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Bahamas, Haiti and Suriname.

ECOWAS NATIONS: (ECOWAS-The Economic Community of West African States)
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cote D’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

EAC NATIONS: (EAC – East African Community)
Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

Acceptable student artwork will need to be created on a standard white paper size 8.5″ X 11. All artwork must be hand drawn/painted/designed. Artwork should clearly represent the theme of the contest/project as stated in the rules. Permitted mediums: Acrylic, oil paint, watercolor, felt-tip pens, soft ball-point pens, Crayola, or any similar medium. Mediums NOT permitted: Mediums such as pencil or charcoal; computer generated artwork and photocopies. For more information, see rules posted in website or Facebook.

We’re an African themed club and students will submit written work based on that month’s theme & topic posted on Facebook.

Students will submit their written work, artwork, and projects on Facebook according to the guidelines suggested, on or before the submission deadline for each month as stated on the schedule of activities.

The Contest Office will establish the criteria for judging the submissions. It will select a first, and second place winner in each of the four grade categories for contests. For projects, one first place winner will be selected from each of the two categories.

When a student must submit one task for contest/project, the whole task will be graded out of 100%

When a student must submit two tasks for contest/project, the following grading standard will apply:

ART carries 60% of the points and is broken into 3 sub groups.
Use of African symbols/patterns – 20%,
Quality/Style appearance – 25%
(Use of texture, style, shape, movement, tones, color & contrast)

Execution – 15%

WRITING carries 40% of the points and is broken into 3 sub groups.
Narrative Skill/Mood – 10%,
Quality/Penmanship – 10%
Delivery of point/message/task – 20%

The organizers of Sankofa Stage Writing and Art Contest are appreciative to any contributors and contributions made, assisting us in awarding prizes to the 1st and 2nd place winners of each of the four categories, as well as the project category. Some of the prizes awarded include cash on cash app, mobile minutes/money or gift cards, e-Gifts, and tuition assistance.

The organizers of  The GoldMind Foundation are appreciative to any contributors and contributions made, allowing us to sponsor much needed academic items to the CARICOM, ECOWAS & EAC communities we service. Items include books and e-Gifts.

A selection of some of the artworks from our winners, will be displayed on our website as well as our Facebook page.

Sponsoring and supporting us means that you are playing an active role in rewarding the POSITIVE behaviors we need in today’s world. You will directly be supporting youths from often overlooked communities in areas such as: self-love, self-esteem, self-representation, academic progress as well as cultural/heritage knowledge, confidence, pride and belonging.

Click on the ‘sponsor’ button of our website.

It has been scientifically proven that children who do not see themselves represented at all, or do not see themselves represented in a positive light, develop adverse emotional and self-esteem issues that affect them throughout their lives. Our foundations’ mission is one focused on counteracting this.