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