Photos: Grundy Youth Photo Contest Finalists

December 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

During a virtual gathering yesterday [Dec 3], the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] revealed the 36 finalists of the second Dr. Reg Grundy Annual Youth Photography Competition.

A spokesperson said, “On Thursday, December 3, on a Zoom gathering of 57 students, teachers, family members, sponsors, judges and Minister of Education Diallo Rabain, the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] revealed the 36 finalists of the second year of the Dr. Reg Grundy Annual Youth Photography Competition: Your Eyes on Bermuda.

“In memory of Dr. Reg Grundy, AC, OBE, whose photographic legacy and passion for Bermuda live on in his work, Mrs. Joy Grundy and the National Museum of Bermuda established the Dr. Reg Grundy Annual Youth Photography Competition last year. Open to all local photography enthusiasts aged 7 – 18, the competition was designed to inspire the next generation of photographers and encourage an appreciation for Bermuda’s natural and cultural environment and a desire to protect it.

When asked about the competition, Mrs. Grundy said: “I was thrilled to see the enthusiasm with which the schools, students, teachers, parents took part in the second year of the Dr. Reg Grundy Annual Youth Photographic Competition. It was the culmination of my husband’s dream for the children of Bermuda.”

A spokesperson added, “Local judges Aderonke Wilson, Photographer, Dr. Deborah Atwood, NMB Curator, and Chinni Mahadevan, Reg Grundy Photographic Libraries Curator, had a trying time choosing finalists from over 400 submissions, submitted by 27 different schools in Bermuda.

“Students submitted photos under the following themes: Bermuda Community, Bermuda Homes and Bermuda Ecosystem in three age categories, 7-10, 11-14 and 15-18. Winners received Iron Kids Accounts at Clarien Bank [amounts of $500, $300, and $200 based on age group], runners up received $150 gift cards to Brown & Co. stores, and the school with the most submissions – Somerset Primary – won a $1,500 gift certificate to AF Smith for school supplies.

“All finalists will be featured on the NMB website and in the next edition of the Museum’s bi-annual magazine MARITimes. Winners and runners-up photographs will be displayed in Commissioner’s House at the Museum. All finalists received two free admission passes to visit the Museum.

“Layla Kurt, of BHS, won her age group [15-18] in the Bermuda Ecosystem category and her entry was also chosen as Best in Show, winning not only a $500 Iron Kids account but also a Nikon DSLR camera with 18-55mm & 55-300mm lenses and a camera bag, all generously donated by Mrs. Grundy.”

Elena Strong, Executive Director of NMB, stated: “The caliber of the submissions this year was extraordinary. Our judges had a very difficult time selecting the finalists. Congratulations to all who participated. For those who did not place, please do not be discouraged: you have time to work on your craft and share how you see the world around you by submitting to next year’s competition.”

Finalists list:

School with the highest percentage of submissions:

  • Somerset Primary

Age 7-10 Honourable Mentions

  • Samiya Christina Howgate – Harrington Sound, Bermuda Ecosystem
  • Victor Chimbi – Northlands Primary, Bermuda Ecosystem
  • Abigail Woodworth – Somersfield Academy, Bermuda Ecosystem
  • Prince Domingo – Gilbert Institute, Bermuda Community
  • K’ah Amali Seymour – Paget Primary, Bermuda Community
  • Filipa Duarte – Port Royal Primary, Bermuda Homes
  • Cruz Harvey – Somerset Primary, Bermuda Homes

Age 7-10 Prize Winners

  • Elizabeth Soares – Bermuda High School for Girls, Bermuda Community, Winner
  • Seri Fisher – Warwick Academy, Bermuda Community, Runner Up
  • Kira Dunley-Owen – Bermuda High School for Girls, Bermuda Ecosystem, Winner
  • Benjamin De Couto – Somersfield Academy, Bermuda Ecosystem, Runner Up
  • Owen Stewart – Somersfield Academy, Bermuda Homes, Winner
  • Lola Reape – Somersfield Academy – Runner Up, Bermuda Homes, Runner Up

Age 11-14 Honourable Mentions

  • Century Robinson – Bermuda Centre for Creative Learning, Bermuda Ecosystem
  • Vikashni Ragunathan – Bermuda High School for Girls, Bermuda Ecosystem
  • Marseille Williams – Clearwater Middle School, Bermuda Community
  • Reilly Durfy – Saltus Grammar School, Bermuda Community
  • Rylan Cundliffe, Mount Saint Agnes Academy, Bermuda Homes
  • Gabrielle Mia Turchiaro, Bermuda High School for Girls, Bermuda Homes

Age 11-14 Prize Winners

  • Karis Brooks – Warwick Academy, Bermuda Community, Winner
  • Ashley Todd – Warwick Academy, Bermuda Community, Runner Up
  • Trystan Hocking – Somersfield Academy, Bermuda Homes, Winner
  • Caiden Millett – Somersfield Academy, Bermuda Homes, Runner Up
  • Naomi Every – Somersfield Academy, Bermuda Ecosystem, Winner
  • Courtney Sims – Bermuda High School for Girls, Bermuda Ecosystem, Runner Up

Ages 15-18 Honourable Mention

  • Christopher Raymond, Mount Saint Agnes Academy, Bermuda Ecosystem
  • Sebastian Grob, Saltus Grammar School, Bermuda Ecosystem
  • Tommy Marshall, Warwick Academy, Bermuda Community
  • Sarah Cross, Warwick Academy, Bermuda Homes

Age 15-18 Prize Winners

  • Micah Straw II – Berkeley Institute, Bermuda Community, Winner
  • Susana Guerreiro – CedarBridge Academy, Bermuda Community, Runner Up
  • Keijah Iee – Berkeley Institute, Bermuda Homes, Winner
  • Kamaria Precious Easton – CedarBridge Academy, Bermuda Homes, Runner Up
  • Layla Kurt – Bermuda High School for Girls, Bermuda Ecosystem, Winner & Best in Show
  • Kian Mooney – Saltus Grammar School, Bermuda Ecosystem, Runner Up

Some of the photos by the finalists, as you can see, we have some very talented young photographers. For a PDF which matches the winners names to photos and also shows even more images, please click here.

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