Young artist’s work in the bag

Jimonie Lawson drew the winning design in the Central Caribbean Marine Institute and Foster’s Food Fair’s Reusable Bag Art Competition.

Others recognised in the announcement made Tuesday were Jonathan Walmsley, Sean Powery, Jeremy Welcome and Jaswindha Singh, all of whom scored high in artistic merit.

Jimonie’s design will be featured on the reusable bags sold at Foster’s Food Fair this summer.

All five participants were chosen to attend CCMI’s Marine Ecology Camp in Little Cayman from 6-13 August.

Students at the camp learn marine ecology and conservation from scientists and graduate students to aid in scientific understanding of coral reefs and the marine environment.

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“I am very proud that the Foster’s/CCMI synergy has been doubly productive, creating both an awareness campaign – Jimonie’s smashing design on the reusable shopping bag – and an opportunity for five outstanding local students to further their education and pursue their demonstrated interest in our local marine environment,” said CCMI’s Samantha Shaxted. “Our congratulations go to the winners and also to their parents and schools, who are providing the support and encouragement necessary for these kids to explore our environmental problems and to learn about possible solutions for the future.”

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute is an international non-profit organisation with more than 10 years of environmental leadership in the Cayman Islands.

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Jimonie Lawson’s winning design will be featured on reusable bags sold at Foster’s this summer.
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  1. This is some great artwork and likewise a great idea! A perfect way to get kids involved in helping to clean up the Earth and rid us once and for all of plastic bags!

    Thanks for posting.


    Douglas Lober