Culture and Arts Ministry announces winners of “Colour Me Trinbago”
Whether in crayons, coloured pencils or water colours, a picture is worth a thousand words; and this is what 78 students expressed as they participated in the National Patriotism Month, "Colour Me Trinbago" Art Competition.
Lead by the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts (MCDCA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, National Library Information Systems (NALIS) and SWMCOL, the competition called for young prodigies to express their creativity and individual perspectives of patriotism under the theme “Colour Me Trinbago”.
As one of its National Patriotism Month activities, which for 2018 put special focus on youth involvement, volunteerism, and the environment, the Art Competition provided an opportunity for students ages four to 12 to use visual art to tell their patriotic story.
A special environmental category was also included as the young artists were asked to depict environmentally responsible practices or use of recycled items to create a patriotic theme.
The competition closed on September 28 and submissions were evaluated by an independent panel of judges.
The results are as follows:
4-6 age group
1st Mariah Lacy Manphool – ‘Trinidad’s Paradise’
2nd Aaron Sameer Bharath – ‘My Country: Trinidad and Tobago’
3rd Raul Newton – ‘TnT My Country I Love’
7-9 age group
1st Tehya Archibald – ‘Our National Symbols’
2nd Tehya Archibald – ‘Hit for 6!’
3rd Christiana Mckie – ‘My Community’
10-12 age group
1st Farah John – ‘Mother Trinbago’
2nd Kristen Rampat – ‘My Love, My Land’
3rd Jordyn Samara Knight – ‘The Gift’
Winners of the Environmental Category
Christiana Mckie – ‘My Community’ (7-9 age group)
Jordyn Samara Knight – ‘The Gift’ (10-12 age group)
Aaliyah Brown - ‘A day at the beach’
Isaiah Sobers - ‘Hummingbird feeds on nectar’
Pritivi Narine -‘Scarlet Ibis at Sunset’
Dr. the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts said “the competition provided a platform for young artists to share their innate talent, creativity and innovation. The MCDCA also announced that twelve pieces of art, the top three in each age category as well as three honourary mentions will be featured in the Ministry’s 2019 Cultural Calendar. Additionally, 32 pieces will be exhibited at the National Museum and Art Gallery and Couva Library in December."
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