Two Guyanese were recently awarded for their entries to a photography and art competition that was held to coincide with the observance of CARICOM Energy Week (CEW) in November last year.
Professional photographer Mr. Keron Bruce and amateur photographer Brian Primo received their prizes at a simple ceremony held at the CARICOM Secretariat. Bruce was awarded for submitting the best photograph in the Professional Category of the competition, while Primo was presented with the second prize for the Amateur Category.
The duo was commended by CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General, Trade and Economic Integration, Mr. Joseph Cox, under whose Directorate Energy falls. Also on hand for the presentation was Dr. Andreas Taeuber, Head of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit/Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance (GIZ/REETA) Project at the CARICOM Secretariat.
The Photography and Art Competition was held from 12 October to 14 November 2015. The Competition was open to all citizens of CARICOM Member States and sought to capture the entrants’ interpretation of the CEW 2015 theme, ‘EmPOWERING our Sustainable Development’.
The Competition utilised social media to boost Community engagement on energy matters in a fun and social way. Entries were judged through a mix of popularity votes together with the scores of a judging panel.
Please see full list of winners:
The winners of the Professional Category of the competition are:
- First Place (US$3,000) – Mr. Keron Bruce (GUYANA)
- Second Place (US$2,000) – Ms. Candice Sobers (TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO)
- Third Place (US$1,000) – Mr. Kevin Sammy (TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO)
The winners of the Amateur Category of the competition are:
- First Place (Laptop) – Ms. Debra Thomas (TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO)
- Second Place (Tablet) – Mr. Brian Primo (GUYANA)
- Third Place (Phone) – Mr. Toure Forde (ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA)
The entries of the top 12 finalists will be featured in a CARICOM Energy Programme Desktop Perpetual Flip Calendar which will also include and energy tips and quotes.