Bernews: BNT People & Parishes Student Art Winners

Bernews: BNT People & Parishes Student Art Winners

The Bermuda National Trust announced the winners of its 2023 Student Art Competition, themed ‘Bermuda People & Parishes,’ sponsored by SOMPO International.

A spokesperson said, “Over 200 pieces of artwork were submitted from primary, middle and senior school students across the island. Initial judging was by artists Jahbarri Wilson, Jill Amos Raine, and Elizabeth Allred, with Vincent Chaves representing the Bermuda National Trust. Final judging took place at SOMPO International, where 20 members of staff decided the winners.”

“The Bermuda National Trust is extremely grateful to SOMPO International for sponsoring this fantastic opportunity for Bermuda’s young artists to explore this year’s heritage theme,” said BNT Heritage Education Coordinator Anna Stevenson. “The entries showed extraordinary imagination and as in previous years, the artistic talent on display was very impressive indeed. The judges had a difficult task.”

The spokesperson said, “In the 9–12-year age group, first place and a prize of $300 was awarded to Savana Walters, for ‘Bermudaful Colours’, a pastel drawing of dancing Gombeys with an audience. In second place with a prize of $175 was Siena Walters for ‘Island Life’. In third place with a prize of $75 was Julia Stoppa for ‘Canvas from the Past, Threads for the Future’. Honorable mentions were given to Ruth Correia, Samiya Senthamaraikannan and Izabela Dobre.

“In the 13–18-year age group, first place and a prize of $500 went to Fergus O’Connell for ‘Champions of Our Parishes’, a pencil drawing showing Clarence Maxwell, Flora Duffy and Clyde Best. In second place, with a prize of $300 was Seri Fisher for her artwork entitled ‘the Heart of Bermuda’. In third place was Quinton Russell, who won $175 for his piece entitled ‘Man over St George’s’. Honorable mentions were awarded to Isaac Todd, Johnny Thomason and Laurisa Souza.

“All entries to the competition can be viewed on the Bermuda National Trust’s Youtube channel. An exhibition of the winner’s work will be on display in the reception area of SOMPO International at Waterloo House until Friday 10th December.”

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November 28, 2023 News