and the winners were ...
The Trinidad Building and Loan Association have had devised for it ... a LOGO!
The winning artist in the competition, sponsored by the Association, was Johnny Fernando, of Signal Hill Comprehensive School, Tobago. Young Fernando hails from Black Rock Village in the sister isle. Nine others won prizes including Garfield Woods, who got 'honourable' mention. The other eight prize winners were Kim Selmont, Giselle White and Nadia Ragoonath of Holy Name Convent, Surren L. Dookhan and Mark Adams of St. Mary's College, Moneek L. Matthew of Barataria Senior Comprehensive School, Andrea De Souza of St. Jospeh's Convent, Port of Spain and Andrea Kanneh of St, Joseph's Convent, St. Joseph. The group of ten received their awards at the Offices of the Association, 89 Queen Street, Port of Spain, on Friday January 11th, 2006, at a special function hosted by the Directors of the TBLA to mark the event.
The two Tobago prize winners, Johnny Fernando and Garfield Woods, were brought by B.W.I.A. from Tobago - courtesy the Association - and together with the Art Teacher, the other prize winners, the judges and representatives from the Education Department, were entertained to a special luncheon which capped the prize-giving proceedings.
The Logo Competition was held under the umbrella of the Ministry of Education, and Dr. Clavdia Harvey, Director of Curricula at that time, gave invaluable assistance and advice. The judges of the competition were Mr. William Agard and Mr. Winston Padmore, Directors of the TBLA, and Mr. Van Stewart, former Principal of Queen's Royal College.
The competition, which was open to A-Level students between sixteen and nineteen years of age, drew fifty-two entries from all Secondary Schools, Youth Camps and YTEPP Centres. It was given a marked degree of publicity from the press, radio and television, and provided an opportunity for the participants to express the concept of 'Thrift and Homeownership'. This was so critical in the nation's current situation, as it was a challenge to their imagination and skill.
There was a Sir Errol dos Santos Trophy, which went to the Signal Hill Comprehensive School, Tobago, as having produced the winner, and $500.00 worth of art material. Johnny Fernando received a cash prize of $1,500.00, as well as $100.00 worth of art material, as did the other nine winners.
Top: The winning concept - a reproduction of Johnny Fernando's Logo.
Centre: The group picture shows a happy Johnny Fernando flanked by fellow prize winners.
Bottom: The Cup, held up by Mr. Winston P. Padmore, Chairman of the Centenary Committee, Ms. Sheila Teelucksingh, Director, Johnny Fernando, winner,and the school's Art teacher.