Winners of ‘My Bermuda’ art competition
The Bermuda National Trust is pleased to announce the winners of the student art competition “My Bermuda”, sponsored by SOMPO International.
In total, 172 entries were received from primary, middle, secondary and home schools across the island. Artwork was judged by representatives from the Bermuda National Trust, Sompo International and two local professional artists.
In the 9-12 year age group, first place and a prize of $300 was awarded to Sienna Spurling from BHS for her piece entitled ‘Home’. In second place with a prize of $175 was Samiya Senthamaraikannan of Paget Primary for her artwork entitled ‘Gombey’ and in third place with a prize of $75 was Ruth Correia, home schooled, for her digital artwork, ‘Bridge the Gap’. Honorable mentions and prizes of $30 were given to Rita Robinson from West Pembroke Primary, for ‘Bermuda Day’, Shamar James also from West Pembroke Primary for ‘Beautiful Bermuda’, Cristina Abend from BHS for ‘Through the Moongate’, Paget Rytter from BHS for ‘Dancing to The Drums’ and Thorsen Ringstead from Saltus Grammar School for ‘A Stormy Day at Windsor’.
In the 13-18 year age group, first place and a prize of $500 went to William Brackstone from MSA for his piece entitled ‘Troubador’. In second place, with a prize of $300 and also from MSA was Arianna Smith for her artwork entitled ‘The Rectory’. In third place was Imani Brown, who won $175 for her piece entitled ‘Over the Water’. Honorable mentions and prizes of $50 were awarded to Jessica Bucher of Saltus Grammar School for ‘Immersed in Culture’, Gemma McPartlin from MSA for ‘Turtle by Bermuda’ and Luke Westcom from MSA for ‘Streetlight.’
The winning artwork will be exhibited at the Bermuda National Trust headquarters “Waterville’, Pomander Road until 14 February and can be viewed during regular office hours. All entries to the competition can be viewed on the Bermuda National Trust’s website, www.bnt.bm.