Rotary Sunrise’s 10Ten10 photo competition winners

| 05/01/2011

(CNS): With the refreshing auspices of an easterly breeze, the winners of the 10Ten10 Photo Competition – “A Day in the Life of the Cayman Islands” – gathered to receive their prizes accompanied by parents, grandparents, siblings and other relatives and well-wishers. The prize-giving ceremony took place on Saturday, December 11th, at the Cecile Crighton Community Park in Spotts-Newlands, a fitting location as both the park and the competition are projects of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise. (Left: Jagger Linford – overall winner for the 5-9 age group)

On hand to make the announcements and to congratulate the very talented winners were three of the four partner organizations for the 10Ten10 Photo Competition. They were represented by President Michael Levitt of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise; Natalie Urquhart, Director of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands; and Frank Balderamos, General Manager of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands and Rotary Sunrise Youth Director. President Andrea Stevens of the Rotary Club of Cayman Brac was unavoidably absent due to a social that the club was hosting for the Senior Citizens of Cayman Brac.

In the 5-9 age group, the winners and categories were:
Mason Oelschlager – Close-Up
Daniel Grant – Floral
Jagger Linford – Reflections (overall winner for the age group)
Cassidy Amesbury – Lines
Gioenne Rocero – Water
Shania Williams – Animals

In the 10-14 age group, the winners and categories were:
Abijith Anu – Floral (overall winner for the age group)
Raven Leslie – Reflections
Halley Manderson – Animals
Erin Welds – Lines
Erin Welds – Water
Connor O’Dea – Close-Up

In the 15-18 age group, the winners and categories were:
Demetria Jennings – Water
James Christian – Floral
James Christian – Close-Up
Keristin Scott – Animals
Kenneth Salcena – Reflections
Kathleen Gracey – Lines (overall winner for the age group)

Each category winner received two tickets to the Hollywood Theatres in Camana Bay as well as CI$50 in iTunes gift cards. The two young photographers who won in two categories each received double the prizes. To crown it all, the overall winner in each age group, in addition to the theatre tickets and gift cards, received a state-of-the-art 12.2 MP Nikon S510 camera with HD video and still imaging, along with one memory card. The value of each camera is just over US$200.

After the prizes were distributed, everyone remained behind to mingle, socialize and enjoy refreshments that included a sumptuous spread of salad, fruit, chicken and sirloin prepared by Rotary Sunrise President Michael.

Of particular note are the four winners from Cayman Brac: Daniel Grant, Abijith Anu, James Christian and Keristin Scott. Keristin and her mother attended the prize-giving ceremony. Daniel Grant and James Christian (who won both the Floral and Close-Up categories in the 15-18 age group) were later presented with their prizes on the Brac by President Andrea Stevens of the Rotary Club of Cayman Brac and by President-Elect Andrea Bryan of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise.

The 10Ten10 Photo Competition project was conceived by President Michael and orchestrated by President-Elect Andrea Bryan of Rotary Sunrise. Rotarians and prospective Rotarian Finley Josephs, as well as Rotary Sunrise’s partners, were all thanked for their hard work in bringing the project to fruition.

Rotary Sunrise was chartered in 2002 and has members who are mostly young professionals from Cayman and 24 other countries. They have fun contributing to the Cayman community and meet for breakfast at 7 a.m. on Wednesdays at the Grand Old House.

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