SUMMER GOODWIN WINS THE ANTIGUA SAILING WEEK 2023 HARPERS SCHOOL ARTS COMPETITION
St. John’s, Antigua, April 18, 2023: Summer Goodwin, an art student at Christ the King Secondary School (CKHS) has once again won top prize at the Antigua Sailing Week Harper’s School Art Competition. The judges determined that Goodwin’s bold image depicting the coral reef being protected by a sea goddess/mermaid best captured this year’s theme of ‘Society, Coral Reefs, the Sea and You.’ Goodwin also won in the 13-18 age category.
Art students from CKHS swept the board in the 9 – 13 and 14 – 18 age categories with Island Academy (IA) taking the top three spots in the 5 – 8 age category.
“It is always a joy to receive these entries and watch the judges try to select the winners from the dozens of entries sent in by dedicated art teachers and their very talented students,” said Cassandra Ryan, ASW coordinator.
The People’s Choice Award was won by Paris Turner, also of CKHS. Goodwin’s painting will be the official welcome poster at the Cobbs Cross junction in St Paul’s.
There were more than 70 entries were received from schools including:
Christ the King High School
Antigua Girls High School
Post Millennial Academy
Roy Bento of Harper’s Office Depot Inc. is delighted with the continued popularity of this competition: “This is one event that we have enjoyed supporting as it showcases the artistic talent of young people. Year after year we are very impressed with the level of entries received and the passion the young people show for preserving the beauty of our country.”
The public will have two opportunities to see the winning entries as they will be revealed and displayed during the Antigua and Barbuda Art Week exhibition at the National Sailing Academy (NSA) from Wednesday, April 20 alongside the work of renowned photographer, Edwin Gifford. Free entry to the public with cash raised from the sale of refreshments going towards the NSA Sailing Programme.
The winning entries will then be displayed at the Copper and Lumber Store Hotel from Wednesday 3rd May until the start of Dockyard Day festivities on Saturday, May 06, 2023. Where Goodwin and the group winners will receive their certificate and prizes.
This was the 54th annual school art competition, which started in 1968 to build awareness of the event within a younger non-sailing demographic and encourage students to get creative.
Full list of winners:
Age 5 -8:
First Place: Dax Hadeed – Island Academy
Second Place: Oliwia Garbien – Island Academy
Third Place: Holly Warne – Island Academy
Honourable Mention: Fatima Sy– Island Academy
Age 9 – 13
First Place: Summer Goodwin – CKHS
Second Place: Gabriella Grant – CKHS
Third Place: Shania McKenzie – CKHS
Honourable Mention: Maya Alexander – Island Academy
Age 14 – 18
First Place Demarie Molina – CKHS
Second Place: Arianna Amsterdam – CKHS
Third Place: Xuan Chow – CKHS
Honourable Mention: Arianna Amsterdam – Antigua Girls High School