The Art of Water Cooperation

A whopping 62 entries!!!  That’s the total number of posters received by the National Water and Sewerage Authority for its 2013 World Water Day Poster Competition.

Using the day’s theme of Water Cooperation, students between the ages of 9–15 submitted numerous pieces on the theme in relation to the community, economic benefits and preserving water resources and protecting the environment.

General Manager, Christopher Husbands, expressed his pleasure on behalf of the Authority to have the opportunity to engage young minds this manner which he says, “allows a deepening and widening of the spectrum of stakeholders involved in the water conversation.”     He also added that the privilege granted by this competition to give visibility and recognition to this particular pool of talent is one the Authority will continue to nurture.  Mr. Husbands says the Authority in this way, “hopes to harness both the scientific and creative in continued dialogue about this finite life source and to make a lasting contribution to the development our artistic landscape.”

Judges for Poster Competition - Susan Mains and Nigel MathlinAll sixty two (62) posters will be featured in an exhibition from 2–8 August 2013, on the top floor of the Grenada National Museum. The general public is invited to visit the museum between the hours of 9:00 am. to 4:00 pm. While there is no entry charge to the display, all monetary contributions will be accepted and donated in its entirety to the museum.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges which includes Nigel Mathlin, Creative Director of of Aqua.gd; Susan Mains, representative of the Grenada Arts Council and proprietor of Art and Soul; Alleyne Gulston, Creative Director of AllyDay Creative Projects; and Erik Johnson, proprietor of The Gallery.

Judges for Poster Competition - Erik Johnson and Alleyne GulstonIn the true spirit cooperation the judges generously donated not only their time and expertise, but, will also award 4 participants found to have notable potential.  In addition, the Grenada Arts Council contributed the boards for the display and the National Museum provided the space.

The winners of the Water Cooperation Poster Competition will be announced during World Water Week in September of 2013. First, second and third place and will be awarded prizes of a tablet computer, digital camera and art supplies respectively.

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