British High Commission’s art competition winners rewarded

DPI, Guyana, June 30, 2018

Over 150 young artists participated in this year’s British High Commission’s Child art competition. The winners were received their prizes last evening at a simple ceremony hosted at the British High Commission Residence

This year’s eight winners and runners-up hail from all parts of Guyana. Four young students were also honoured for notable entries.

With the hosting of the CARICOM Heads of Government meeting in London earlier this year, the British High Commission found this year an opportune time to relaunch its child art competition themed “What the commonwealth means for me”.

Participants were categorised in age groups 4-7, 8-11, and 12-15 years old.

The British High Commissioner to Guyana, James Gregory Quinn said that the last competition, held in 2016 was ‘highly encouraging’.

“What this competition has shown to me and all of us at the British High Commission are the abilities and the creativity of children here in Guyana. It was a shame we could not reward more entries. The quality really was excellent,” Quinn said.

The prizes comprised mostly art materials. Quin explained, “We are hoping to encourage them to continue their work.”

The last children’s art competition themed “What the new Guyana/UK partnership meant to young Guyanese” hosted by the British High Commission was held in 2016 and the art pieces currently decorate the walls of the residence.

Nateshia Isaacs

Images: Karime Peters