Budding young artists are getting the chance to put their creative talents to the test through a new art competition.
The competition is divided into four age groups, allowing for participation from five year olds up to 16 year olds.
The Re/max art competition offers some top prizes to the first, second and third prize winners in all four age categories courtesy of Re/max, Cayman Free Press, Kirk Office Equipment and Hollywood Theatres. Prizes include publication of the winning entries in Cayman Free Press products, book and office supply vouchers and movie tickets.
In explaining how the competition came about, Re/max Cayman Islands Marketing Executive Janet Jarchow said Re/max is dedicated to supporting the Cayman Islands community. ‘In our efforts we dedicate time and money to different projects. This year we were looking at doing something for the children in the Cayman Islands and together with Cayman Free Press we developed the idea of the Re/max Art Competition.’
Age groups and artwork subjects include:
5-7 years – Wildlife of the Cayman Islands;
8-10 years – Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China;
11-13 years – Cancer Awareness (in association with breast cancer month in October);
14 – 16 years – National Heroes Day.
‘We purposely choose events in the Cayman Islands calendar as topics. We hope to encourage the schools to discuss these important events like the Olympic Games and (Breast) Cancer Awareness with the students,’ said Ms Jarchow.
The competition is also about fun, with a chance to win some great prizes.
First prize in each category will be a $400 voucher donated by Kirk Office Equipment and artwork will be displayed on the Re/max advert in one of the next four editions of the Chamber Magazine published by Cayman Free Press.
Second prize in each category will be a book voucher worth $100 courtesy of the Caymanian Compass.
Third prize in each category will be a family pass containing four tickets to Hollywood Theatres, Camana Bay.
Second and third prize winners’ artwork will be published in the Caymanian Compass.
CFP has arranged for entry forms to be dropped of at schools but they can also be collected from Cayman Free Press, Re/max Cayman Islands, or downloaded from www.caycompass.com/competitions
There are no restrictions on what type of art medium or size of paper used. However the art work must be hand painted and can not be produced on the computer.
One stipulation is that the Re/max balloon must be included somewhere on the picture.
‘The judges will be looking for creativity around the given subject. It will be especially exciting to see how the kids incorporate the Re/max balloon into their artwork,’ said Ms Jarchow. ‘We very much hope to receive a lot of entries.’
Young people are being encouraged to get started on their art work as the deadline for entries is Thursday, 27 March.
Entries can be dropped off at Cayman Free Press, The Compass Centre, Shedden Road or at Re/max Cayman Islands, 7 Mile Shops, West Bay Road.