Keron Bruce tops Energy Photograph and Art Competition again

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Guyanese photographer Keron Bruce is encouraging others in his field to be serious about their work and become more competitive so as to reap the benefits.

He knows what he’s talking about! He has twice copped the first prize in the Region-wide 2016 CARICOM Energy Month Professional Photograph and Art Competition. CARICOM Energy Month is held each year in November. In addition to topping the photography field twice, he also placed third in the video competition that was held also as a part of CARICOM Energy Month.

Mr. Bruce threw out the challenge to youth on Wednesday 25 May, 2017, after he collected his US$3000 first prize and Beats Headphones third prize at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. The prizes were presented by Assistant Secretary-General, Trade and Economic Integration, Mr. Joseph Cox, in the presence of Programme Manager, Energy at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr. Devon Gardner, Mr. Glynn Morris of the GIZ Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance (REETA) Programme, and other Energy officials.

Candice Sobers and Seon Thompson, both of Trinidad and Tobago placed second, and third, respectively, in the Photo and Art Competition, and won US$2000 and US$1000, respectively.

Entrants to the competitions were invited to submit their online digital photographs or scans of artwork, and in the video category online creative videos or animations highlighting how the people of the CARICOM Region can achieve Sustainable Development through the use of Sustainable Energy. The competition was open to all CARICOM citizens under two (2) categories – amateurs and professionals.

The GIZ REETA Programme funded the prizes for the Amateur Category of the Photo and Art Competition, as well as the prizes for the Video Competition, while the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) funded the cash prizes.

Please see the list of winners below:


Photo and Art Competition


Professional Category


First Place: Keron Bruce (Guyana)

Second Place: Candice Sobers (Trinidad and Tobago)

Third Place: Seon Thompson (Trinidad and Tobago)
Amateur Category


First Place: Donna Berment (Trinidad and Tobago) Laptop [$US 1,000]

Second Place: Debra Thomas (Trinidad and Tobago) Tablet [US$ 750]

Third Place: Nirvana Jones Amour (Trinidad and Tobago) Phone [US$ 500]


Video Competition


First Place: Fidel Iweuke (Trinidad and Tobago)

Second Place: Camryn Bruno (Trinidad and Tobago)

Third Place: Keron Bruce (Guyana)!AomoiVVoTEIn3m01HS4SdWo6zxKY

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