Art competition seeks entries

The Caymanian Compass and RE/MAX have joined forces once again for the RE/MAX Art Competition, a contest open to all students in the Cayman Islands.

As with last year’s competition, there will be separate categories for different age groups and each category will have a set theme. This year’s themes are:

Five- to seven-year-olds: Pirates Week

Eight- to 10-year-olds: Recycling, Going Green!

Eleven- to 13-year-olds: Our Sister Islands

Fourteen- to 16-year-olds: General Elections 2009

The only other stipulation is that each drawing includes the RE/MAX balloon. The more creative the inclusion the better!

‘Most of us at RE/MAX are parents. We know how much our children love art, so it seemed like a good idea, as one of the many community events that we sponsor throughout the year, to sponsor an event that focuses on the children and gives them a competitive forum to showcase their talents and encourage and reward their creativity,’ said Kim Lund, owner and broker of RE/MAX Cayman Islands.

Prizes are available for winners and first and second runners-up in each age group. The first prize in each category has been donated by The Audiophile and is a 16GB iPod Nano. In addition, the winning artwork will be displayed on the back cover ad in one of the next four editions of the Chamber magazine.

The second prize in each category is a book voucher worth $100, donated by The Caymanian Compass.

The Caymanian Compass is glad to be a part of the RE/MAX Art Competition again this year. After the great response last year and the high quality of artwork from the children we felt that it was a good community competition to do again and are looking forward to seeing what the children produce this time,’ said Anne Mason, marketing supervisor at Cayman Free Press.

Third prizes are $50 vouchers for art supplies, donated by RE/MAX Cayman Islands.

‘Last year was the first year that we ran the competition and it was so enthusiastically received and was a huge success, we decided to make it an annual competition,’ explained Mr. Lund.

‘RE/MAX is sponsoring this event with the Compass because we want to be much more than just a business in Cayman. A very important part of our corporate strategy is to be a good corporate citizen. We want to be as active in our community as we can possibly be, by sponsoring and developing events that are both beneficial and charitable, and ideally, fun.’

Second and third prize winners artwork will be published in TheCaymanian Compass and on the RE/MAX Cayman Islands website at

Entry forms have been sent to most of the schools in Grand Cayman but can also be found at RE/MAX in 7 Mile Shops and at Cayman Free Press on Shedden Road. The forms can also be downloaded from www.caycompass/competitions and Also, if your school has not received forms call Ms Mason at Cayman Free Press on 324-0490.

The deadline for entries is 24 April 2009 and winners will be announced shortly after.

Read the rules and restrictions carefully for guidelines on factors such as paper size.

Get creative and good luck!

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