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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR LIAT SCHOOL ART COMPETITION
Saturday 22nd April 2017

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, April 21, 2017 -  The Antigua Sailing Week Organising Committee is pleased to reveal that Tahron Peters of Antigua Grammar School has been named the overall winner of the LIAT School Art Competition. Before next year’s event, Peters’ artwork will be displayed for a year on the signboard welcoming visitors to English Harbour.

The LIAT School Art Competition was open to students between 5 to 18 years of age, who attend both public and private schools.

Students from 17 schools submitted more than 160 entries around the theme “How Has Antigua Sailing Week Broadened Our Horizons?” The objective behind this year’s contest was to commemorate the 50-year milestone of the country’s longest running sailing event.

Organisers are pleased that the competition helped to enhance students’ learning experience and encouraged them to explore their creativity.
The top category winners emerged from three different schools in three age categories.


First Place Winner of the 5-8 Age Category: Shai Abbott, Sunnyside Tutorial School

In the five to eight age category, the first place win went to Shai Abbott from the Sunnyside Tutorial School. Takera Joseph of Liberta Primary School was awarded second place, while Yakira Christian also from Sunnyside Tutorial was declared the third place winner.


First Place Winner of the 9-13 Age Category: Delaun Martin, St. Joseph’s Academy

For the nine to thirteen age category, St Joseph’s Academy student Delaun Martin placed first, Jasmine Beardall of Island Academy took second place and Christ The King High School student Kyla Berkeley was recognised as the third place winner. In the fourteen to eighteen age category, Tahron Peters of Antigua Grammar School emerged as the first-place winner. Also, judges named Jewel Ambrose of Christ The King High School as the second place winner, while another Christ The King High School student Danitrea Merchant placed third.


First Place Winner of the 14-18 Age Category: Tahron Peters, Antigua Grammar School

Honourable mentions include: Gabrielle Joseph, Adrian Karam, Najua George, Jhaquan Lewis, Zella Rosie Meade, Xintong Xie, Daniella Anglin, Sherona McAlmont and Sofia Rowe.

A panel of judges that included artists Edison Liburd, Gabriel Ling, Denise Martin and Katie McConnachie judged the entries based on the interpretation of the theme or execution of concept, uniqueness of the work presented and expression of artistry. Judging took place at the Dockyard Museum on Wednesday, April 12.


People’s Choice Award Winner: Jayzee Smith of Christ The King High School

Voting on the People’s Choice Award took place on Facebook and ended on Wednesday, April 19. Fourteen-year-old Jayzee Smith of Christ The King High School was declared the winner of the People's Choice Award.

Prizes for the LIAT School Art Competition will include three airline tickets awarded to each age category winner by title sponsor LIAT, the Caribbean Airline; a tour onboard Sojana, a 115-ft ketch owned by Sir Peter Harrison, the 2011 winner of the Lord Nelson Trophy; stationery from Harper’s Office Depot; official Antigua Sailing Week merchandise from sponsor Gill North America and gifts from Colombian Emeralds International.

The prize giving ceremony will be held on Saturday May 6, 2017 at Dockyard Day in Nelson’s Dockyard. All students, who entered into the competition are invited to attend.

The LIAT School Art Competition was created in 1968 to encourage community participation, and boost an interest in sailing and the environment among the young people - the future audience of Antigua Sailing Week.

For further details on the prize giving email: news@sailingweek.com.


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