British High Commission with SOL Barbados assist Arts In Motion’s Winners – this as SOL launches their 2013 Calendar Contest

You’ll recall how the Barbados Summer Arts Festival developed major cash prizes with the help of SOL Petroleum and Britain’s High Commission. Known as the Caribbean Mirror, it’s about Caribbean Life and photography in general.

Violin lessons‘ The Caribbean Woman – (Special Mention) – Marcille Haynes

With Caribbean Mirror, images taken during the last two years were accepted while Picture Barbados involves a photographic treasure hunt, exploring the photographic possibilities offered around Barbados.

The exhibition has seven categories, which, when taken together, offer an interpretation of Caribbean life from various perspectives.

The categories are:

  • Celebrating the Caribbean Woman
  • Inspiration Through Sport (In celebration of the London 2012 Olympics)
  • City Life
  • Healthy Living
  • Our Children, Our Future
  • Our Natural Environment and Climate Change
  • The Open Category

Waiting for the rain to stop‘ City Life, taken in Dominica – (Gold Award) – Mario Porchetta: B’dos

The Open Category allows unrestricted manipulation of camera-created images in exploring the art of photography.

In gratitude for his selection as a Top Winner (at right) Mario Porchetta presents a canvas version of his “Waiting for the rain to stop” to NIFCA Photography winner & SOL Barbados’ Chief Financial Officer – Andrew Rollins

Three prizes were awarded in each category – 1st prize US $1000, 2nd US $750, 3rd US $500 in addition, there were Special Mention prizes, also cash awards.

‘Paria Bay (T&T)‘ Our Natural Environment & Climate change; (Gold Award) – Charles Corbin, Canada

During a special presentation to most of the winners at Mahogany Court in Wildey, SOL’s Gina Cummins revealed how if your photograph of the most scenic drive in Barbados is chosen then you can win! Entries close 26th October 2012, entries must be 300 dpi and at least 3MB.

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