Emancipation Youth Creativity Competition Winners
The Minister of Community Affairs and Sports, the Hon. Lovitta Foggo, congratulated Harmony Seymour, Melissa Weeks and Alay Burgess-Rocket who were the first, second and third place winners of the recently held Emancipation Youth Creativity Competition.
Those who participated in the contest were asked to submit poems, WhatsApp or YouTube videos, and any other artwork or creative expression under the theme of “What Does Freedom Mean to Me?”.
For her first place win, Harmony, an 11-year-old BHS student won a $75 gift certificate after she submitted a creative video.
Melissa a 17-year-old Warwick Academy student, submitted a video and a poem and was awarded second place and a $50 gift certificate for her efforts.
And third place winner Alay, a 12-year-old student from Dellwood Middle School submitted a poem and was presented with a $25 gift certificate.
In presenting the awards to the students, Minister Foggo said, “This creative activity was a way for us to engage our young people about the importance of celebrating and understanding the importance of Emancipation as part of Bermuda’s history. We also wanted our young people through creative expression to share their interpretation of the significant efforts of those who helped bring about the abolition of slavery. I was heartened and impressed with submissions shared, and on behalf of the Ministry, I want to commend all of those young people who entered the contest.”