Winning photos on exhibit

A shot of a young skateboarder earned Martin Nelson the ‘Best Overall Photo’ award in this year’s Cayfest amateur photography competition.

The photo, along with entries from individual category winners and runners-up, is on display at the Grand Pavilion Commercial Centre, West Bay, until tomorrow.

The 26 photos that comprise the exhibition were selected from about 200 entries, representing six categories: portraits, animals, close-ups, lifestyles, landscapes and underwater.

James Ferguson won best underwater photo for his shot of a sargassum fish, taken off East End.

Each year, the Cayman National Cultural Foundation organises the competition, with the help of a number of sponsors.

CNCF Programmes Manager, Michele Mogg, expressed appreciation of this year’s sponsors, who are all repeat patrons.

She added that they went above and beyond what could have reasonably been expected of them.

‘At this time (after Ivan) when every one has so much to deal with, it’s really heartening to know that our sponsors did not desert us,’ Ms. Mogg said.

The sponsors are Cayman Camera, Island Photo, Rapid Photo, Rainbow Photo, Photo Plus, Kennedy Gallery and Cathy Church’s Underwater and Photo Gallery.

Next year, the exhibition will move to a permanent site at the National Gallery, according to Ms. Mogg.

‘A national exhibition of this kind should definitely be at the National Gallery,’ she said.

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