(Press Release) – Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC) and Science Initiative for Environmental Conservation and Education (SCIENCE) have announced the winners of their Waste to Art competition held under the theme “Amazing Seabirds: Our Birds, Our Islands, Our Future.”
The contest was held on islands throughout St Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada within four categories: Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Tertiary Schools and Adults.
This contest was an opportunity for students and the general public to bring attention to the threat of marine litter to wildlife and showcase their creativity and knowledge about seabirds; at the same time, they contributed to a cleaner and healthier environment by removing plastics and other waste material from beaches and seabird habitats.
First place in the Primary Schools category was awarded to Kyle Salhab and Zariel Thomas of Grenada, Second place went to Allen Lowmans of St Vincent.
Secondary school winners were Annique Patterson of St Vincent (first place) and Janessa Durham of St Vincent (second place).
In the Tertiary Schools category, Darell Lewis from Grenada received first prize, followed by Hannah Francis and Nazara Cobb from Grenada in second place.
The Adult category for persons 18 years and older was won by the duo Rowena King-Dasouza and Sheldon Dasouza of St Vincent, Second place in this category was copped by Glenroy Gaymes of St Vincent also.
This competition was made possible with funding from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Cape Cod Bird Club, and donors to Environmental Protection in the Caribbean (EPIC).