Royal Gazette: National Trust announces student art competition winners
The winners have been announced for the Bermuda National Trust’s student art competition, sponsored by the insurance firm Sompo International and entitled “Bermuda Roots”.
Artwork from primary, middle and senior school students was judged by artists Jahbarri Wilson, Jill Amos Raine and Tiffany Banner.
The judges also included Meredith Ebbin and Vincent Chaves, of the Bermuda National Trust, and representatives from Sompo International.
Anna Stevenson, the Trust’s heritage education coordinator, thanked the competition sponsor for supporting the island’s young artists and said the judges were hard pressed to choose the winners.
Interpretations of the theme encompassed both natural and cultural heritage.
Along with the first, second and third places, there were several honourable mentions in each age group.
In the 9 to 12 year age group, first place and a prize of $300 was awarded to Tallulah Morris, who is home-schooled, for her mixed media piece entitled Stories the Cedar Sees.
In second place, with a prize of $175, was Amaris Munya of Warwick Academy for her multifaceted portrait depicting the varied heritages of Bermuda’s people.
In third place, with a prize of $75, was Isabella Goodall of Bermuda High School for Restriction of My Roots.
Honourable mentions went to Seri Fisher, Connor Miskiewicz, Turi Philpott, Quincy Ratteray, Julia Stoppa and Legend Robinson.
In the 8 to 13 year age group, first place and a prize of $500 went to Samantha Rance from BHS for her earth-tones painting of 1920s Front Street.
In second place, with a prize of $300 was Chelsea Scarth from Mount Saint Agnes Academy for her artwork entitled Bermuda Then & Now.
In third place, also from MSA, was Liana Franco, who won $175 for her piece entitled Portuguese in Bermuda, 1849.
Honourable mentions were awarded to Reece Percy, Callum Adams, Brianna Jones and Ivanna Young.
The winning artwork will be exhibited in the lobby of Waterloo House at 100 Pitts Bay Road, where Sompo is headquartered, from November 14 to 25.
All entries to the competition can be viewed on the Bermuda National Trust’s website.