‘My Vincy’ Amateur Photography Competition Results
One of the things that we set out to achieve with Express Vinci® is to highlight and develop the talents of Vincentian creatives by giving them a platform to express themselves. The ‘My Vincy’ Amateur Photography Competition is an initiative that was started to do just that. We want to encourage aspiring photographers to work on their craft and give them an opportunity to grow in the field in which they have sparked an interest. Our goal is to continue developing the competition and make it an annual event so we can continue to drive aspiring photographers and provide even better learning opportunities for them. We hope that this would be the beginning of something that allows creatives to make a substantial earning from their work so they can do what they truly enjoy and are passionate about.
From the 25th of October to the 8th of November Express Vinci invited the general public to send in entries for the ‘My Vincy’ Amateur Photography Competition. We asked persons to send us their photos that feature the different sides of Hairouna; all the things that make us uniquely Vincy. Numerous entries were received, and then a team of preliminary judges chose the final four images to go forward in the Food and Culture Category, the final seven images to advance in the Nature Category and the final four images to go forward in the Sports and Culture Category, for a total of 15.
On the evening of the 11th December the official exhibition was held at Courts SVG to showcase all of the wonderful entries that were received and there were final deliberations to decide our winner. The photos were judged based on originality, adherence to theme, picture quality and visual appeal. The talent that the entrants possessed was unmistakable. Our judges had quite a hard time but in the end Kyle DaSilva was chosen as the winner of the Sports and People Category, Jondal Moore as the winner of the Nature Category and Carlos Williams as the winner of the Food and Culture category.
It was Jondal Moore who emerged as our overall winner beating Kyle DaSilva the second place winner by only three points and Carlos Williams placed third. For his winning entry Jondal received 3 cases of Vitamalt, a digital camera courtesy Courts (St. Vincent) Limited and $150.00. Kyle walked away with a handset courtesy Digicel St. Vincent Limited, 2 cases of Vitamalt and $75, and Carlos’ prize consisted of 1 case of Vitamalt and $75.00.
Through this competition and exhibition, a vast amount of positive images are created that represent St. Vincent. Sharing these images is our way of helping to sculpt the digital face of St. Vincent. We hope that these stunning pictures of our beaches, our lifestyles, our people, they leave distinctive imprints in the minds of our viewers (See our Facebook Page) .
We would like to say a special thank you to the patrons who showed up for the event to make it a success, our guest judge Mr. Calvert Jones and our sponsors: Vitamalt, Courts (St. Vincent) Limited and Digicel St. Vincent Limited.
Photos by Junior Jarvis exclusively for Express Vinci®.
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