School Art


Wining picture of the Signboard Competition 2013 by Tahron Peters, Age 10.

The Antigua Sailing Week Schools’ Art competition is an annual contest sponsored by LIAT that is used to arouse an interest in Art and Sailing amongst the youth.  School children ages 5 – 18 years old attending school in Antigua & Barbuda were asked to capture on paper just what Antigua Sailing Week means to them.

“It is a most difficult task to select just nine winners out of the many submissions received”,  says Thalia Burton co-ordinator of the competition.  “To see the creativity and thoughtfulness that was captured within each piece is truly inspirational”.

Judges of the 2013 competition, which was held at the Dockyard Museum were: Nancy Nicholson of the Rhythm and Blues Library, Denis Jules of LIAT, Krystal Walter of Embelish WI and Christopher Waters Curator of the Dockyard Museum.

Winners of Art Contest are chosen from three age categories (5-9 years old; 10-14 years old; and 15-18 years old), and judging is based on three criteria: execution of concept, uniqueness and artistry.
And The 2013 Winners were:

5 – 8 Age Category

1st Place: Makayla Richardson – St. John’s Lutheran
2nd Place: Ellise Fitzgerald – Island Academy
3rd Place: Drummond Fraser – Island Academy

9 – 13 Age Category

1st Place: Tahron Peters – Liberta Primary School
2nd Place: Aminah Gonsalves-Sidat – Island Academy
3rd Place: Malika Richardson – Antigua Girls High School

14 – 18  
Age Category

1st Place: Briana Martin – Antigua State College
2nd Place: Godfrey Pollydore – Antigua Grammar School
3rd Place: Maritza Martin – Antigua State College
Honorable Mentions include: Jessie Pollydore, William Hedley, Divah Roseau, Kelly O’Rourke, Rhiana Horsford-James, Levi Smith, Tiffany Dunnah, Zella Rose Meade, Tessa Smit, and Reef DeLabangue.

The Prize Giving Ceremony is held annually on Dockyard Day on Saturday 2nd May 2015 at the Copper & Lumber Store. Email for further details.