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St George’s Secondary student wins Anegada Lobster Festival Art Competition

St George’s Secondary student wins Anegada Lobster Festival Art Competition

A student from St George’s Secondary School has won the Anegada Lobster Festival Art Competition sponsored by the Junior Minister for Culture and Tourism, Honourable Alvera Maduro-Caines (R6).

The winners of the competition for students aged 7-12 were announced on Friday, October 28, 2022.


Mary Angelexa Torio of St George’s Secondary School is the competition’s winner, Jazara Browne, a Lower Elementary student at Century House Montessori School earned second prize, and Ciara Evans a fifth grader at the Claudia Creque Educational Centre captured third place.

Torio received $150 cash, a free lobster meal from Sid’s Pomato Point Restaurant, a complete Anegada Lobster Festival swag bag, a BVI Monopoly game set a social media feature on the BVITB’s social media pages, and her artwork in the 2022 Anegada Lobster Festival “Flapbook”.

The second and third prize entrants receive cash prizes of $100 and $50 respectively.

‘I am impressed’- Hon Maduro-Caines

Commenting on the competition, Honourable Maduro-Caines said, “I was pleased with the tremendous response from our students. I am a strong proponent of the youth and thought I should challenge them by involving them in the marketing of one of our major tourism events. I am impressed with their effort and see why it was difficult to select the winners.”

The competition was to help the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board & Film Commission (BVITB) market the 10th Anegada Lobster Festival by drawing a poster capturing the theme, “Anegada Lobster Festival: from Sea to Shore Expl-our”.

The winning entry will be on the cover of the 10th Anegada Lobster Festival Flapbook.

From left: Carnel D. Clyne, Anegada Lobster Festival Coordinator; 2nd Place - Jazara Browne of Century House Montessori School; and Hon Alvera Maduro Caines, Jr Minister for Culture and Tourism.

Third place winner Ciara Evans of Claudia Creque Educational Centre, alongside Andrea France, Social Media Officer, BVI Tourist Board & Film Commission.


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