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: Mr. Denzil Thorpe, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport (centre) pauses to share lens with members of the Manchester High Film Club (left to right) Kodia Allen, Tori Carter and Aaliyah Parchment and Third Place Promise Prise winner, Rodrina Daley, at the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition’s inaugural Youth Edition Exhibition Launch and Award Ceremony, which was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on Sunday. The Manchester High Film Club is the recipient of the 2019 Summit Award, which is presented to the group or institution that has received the highest medal tally in the competition.

Jamaica Visual Arts Competition Inaugural Youth Edition Exhibition Launch and Awards Ceremony

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The Jamaica Visual Arts Competition’s launch of its inaugural Youth Edition Exhibition and Awards Ceremony, which was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, Port Royal Street, Downtown Kingston on Sunday, November 24, 2019.

Organised by the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Exhibition features the award-winning works of artists as young as six (6) years in seven categories namely: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Collage, Textiles & Fibre Arts, Photography and Sculpture/Assemblage.

The national Youth Edition Exhibition will remain open to the public with free admission until Friday, January 31, 2020.

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Mr. Denzil Thorpe, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport (centre) poses with the recipients of the 2019 Summit Award, the Manchester High Film Club and their teacher, Milton Williams (left) at the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition’s inaugural Youth Edition Exhibition Launch and Award Ceremony, held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on Sunday. The Summit Award is presented to the group or institution that has received the highest medal tally in the competition. Williams also received the 2019 Top Teacher Award.
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: Mr. Denzil Thorpe, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Gender Entertainment and Sport (centre) pauses to share lens with members of the Manchester High Film Club (left to right) Kodia Allen, Tori Carter and Aaliyah Parchment and Third Place Promise Prise winner, Rodrina Daley, at the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition’s inaugural Youth Edition Exhibition Launch and Award Ceremony, which was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on Sunday. The Manchester High Film Club is the recipient of the 2019 Summit Award, which is presented to the group or institution that has received the highest medal tally in the competition.
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Tori Carter of the Manchester High Film Club is all smiles standing between her award-winning artwork ‘Angel’ and ‘Arabian Princess’ at the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition’s inaugural Youth Edition Exhibition Launch and Award Ceremony, which was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on Sunday.
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Patrons of the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition’s inaugural Youth Edition Exhibition Launch and Award Ceremony, including Mr. Ian Stone, Art Teacher at the Convent of Mercy Alpha (centre), Mrs. Loraine Thompson-Stewart, Chief Judge and Senior Education Officer, Ministry of Education and Youth (centre-left) and Ms Peabro Ellis, Financial Advisor (centre-right) admire “Taino Chief” a Youth 9 – 11 years Collage by young artist Eden Noel of the American International School of Kingston. The Awards Ceremony and Exhibition Launch was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on Sunday.
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Young artist Alice Xiao of the American International School of Kingston (second-right), along with members of her family admire her bronze medal-winning artwork ‘Indian Swan’ at the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition’s inaugural Youth Edition Exhibition Launch and Award Ceremony, which was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on Sunday.
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Third Place Promise Prize Winner, Rodrina Daley examines her gold medal-winning pointillism artwork entitled “On Pointe” at the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition’s inaugural Youth Edition Exhibition Launch and Award Ceremony, which was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on Sunday.
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Tyler Uter of the Manchester High Film Club poses pleasingly with his silver medal-winning artwork entitled “Grandma” at the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition’s inaugural Youth Edition Exhibition Launch and Award Ceremony, which was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on Sunday.
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Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2019, Khamara Wright poses for our lens with Third Place Promise Prize Winner, Rodrina Daley and her gold medal-winning piece ‘On Pointe’ at the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition’s inaugural Youth Edition Exhibition Launch and Award Ceremony, which was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston on Sunday.

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