This year, over 200 students from 14 schools island-wide participated in the competition that challenged the nation’s youth to capture what Sailing Week means to them.
Eighteen-year-old Antigua State College student Janelle Brotherson beat out the pack, winning the overall competition. Her artwork will be showcased on a billboard at the entrance to English Harbour, welcoming guests from all over the world during Antigua Sailing Week 2013.
“This year we were looking for pieces that had a different approach to the theme. The judges were really impressed with the children’s artwork and we are so proud of each and every one of our budding artist,” said Thalia David, coordinator of the competition.
The artwork was judged by a five member panel including artist Nicola Dixon; professional photographer Ted Martin; creator of the competition Lisa Nicholson; LIAT representative Denis Jules; and historian Samantha Rebovich.
David added, “Every year more and more young artists participate in the art competition and that is wonderful. We look forward to new submissions and new schools becoming involved next year.”
The award ceremony will be held at the Copper & Lumber Store Hotel on April 29, where the winners will be presented with prizes that include airline tickets, ipods, cameras and art supplies.