British High Commission Launches Photography Contest

Phil Culligan presenting a cheque to Ronnie Carrington Arts in MotionA competition open to photographers, dubbed Arts in Motion, was launched during a ceremony at the British High Commission in Bridgetown, Barbados last week.

“Picture Barbados” and “Caribbean Mirror” were the two competitions launched -- one to celebrate what is Bajan and the other to encourage photographers all around the Eastern Caribbean and further afield to use their cameras to tell stories, a release from the British High Commission outlined.

The competitions are another aspect of the Summer Arts Festival, held recently at the Hastings Rocks, Christ Church, Barbados.

During the ceremony, veteran Barbadian photographer Ronnie Carrington said the main objective of Arts in Motion is “to bridge the gap between the world of the arts and the world of business, and to assist people in making a profit from their photographic passion.”

Host sponsor, Acting High Commissioner Phil Culligan, noted that the British High Commission was inspired by the London 2012 Olympic Games and the UK’s interest in climate change to support prizes for the categories Our Natural Environment and Climate Change and Healthy Living Inspiration through Sport. With only 42 days to go to the opening of the London Olympic Games the UK is looking forward to welcoming the world to London.

Other sponsors present were SOL Caribbean and Photo Finish.

Prize monies total more than $30,000 and the competitions will run through August to allow further entries inspired by carnival and other events in Barbados and throughout the region.

For more information on the competitions interested parties may visit: http://www.barbadosartsfestival.com/photography/

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RE: British High Commission Launches Photography Contest

#1 Pellucid » 2012-06-21 04:58

I'd award a prize for a picture of Sr Allen in his "Blood Brother" ceremony with Lester Bird and Baldwin Spencer.


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