Friday 1st June, 2018 –Prize monies for the Soca Monarch competition will be increased this year according to the Minister responsible for National Festivals, Daryl Matthew.
This comes as changes are being made to the carnival line-up in order to make it more attractive to people at home at abroad.
Speaking on state television this morning, Minister Matthew revealed that the winners of the two categories that make up the show, groovy and jumpy will each walk away with $ 50,000.
The minister is appealing to artistes to get their music out in a timely manner, since this year “there is a lot to be gained.”
Another change to the Soca Monarch competition has to do with the number of finalists that will be selected.
Antigua’s carnival 2018 will run from July 20th to August 7th, 2018.