Emancipation Youth Creativity Contest Winners

August 19, 2020

The Minister of Community Affairs and Sports 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.

Minister Foggo and two of the Emancipation Youth Creativity Competition winners.

Emancipation Contest Winners Bermuda Aug 2020

A spokesperson said, “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.”

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