Walkers-National Gallery art competition winners announced

23 youngsters were recognized for their exceptional artwork recently at at awards ceremony held at the National Gallery.

An annual tradition for Walkers and the National Gallery, this year’s [email protected] competition proved to be a record year with over 250 entries in six age groups.

This year’s theme, Multi-Cultural Cayman, was chosen to depict the fact that there are presently 100 different nationalities residing in Cayman. The children had the opportunity to see the flags from various countries on display and in turn were asked to recreate the flag of their choice. They were encouraged to use a variety of materials such as paints, crayons, markers as well as glitter and tissue paper for texture. The goal was to make the exercise both educational and creative.

Judges Kiran Denis and Kushana Gentles, both staff of the National Gallery, deliberated for weeks over the 250 entries. After great consideration, the winners were chosen and invited to the awards ceremony hosted by Walkers’ Senior Investment Funds Partner, Mark Lewis and the National Gallery’s Director, Nancy Kirkaldy-Barnard.

Two to three years

First Place: Jace Jervis (3) – Achievement Centre

Second Place: Cidney Bellamy (3) – Home Schooled

Third Place: Caitlin Andrews (3) -Achievement Centre

Four to six years

First Place: Nakiiyah (6) – Red Bay Primary

Second Place: Oliver Turner (5) – Cayman Academy

Third Place: Dylan Lewis (5) – Cayman International School

Honourable Mention: Martin Kiron (4) – Cayman International

Seven to nine years

First Place: Michael Hackenberg (9) – Cayman Int. School

Second Place: Dorothy Ojero (9) – Cayman Prep

Third Place: Cari Nelson (8) – Cayman Prep

Honourable Mention: Paris Broad (8) – Cayman Prep

Honourable Mention: Matthew Wickham (8) – George Town Primary

10 to 12 years

First Place: Dillen Douglas (10) – East End Primary

Second Place: Dominic Gordon (10) – Cayman Pre

Third Place: Amara Thompson (10) – Cayman Prep

Honourable Mention: Jolen Bush (9) – Red Bay Primary

Honourable Mention: Daniel (11) – Heritage High

13 to 15 years

First Place: Mahalia Seymour (13) – Pace High School

Second Place: Shekirah Ebanks (13) – Heritage High School

Third Place: Andrea (13) – Heritage High School

Honourable Mention: Jade Barnes (13) – Triple C School

16 to 18 years

First Place: Elisa Smith (16) -John Gray High School

Second Place: Melinda Kelly (16)-John Gray High School

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