2021 CYC Winners
ECCB/RSS-ARU Creative Youth Competition Evolution of Payment Methods: How Will the Use of Money Transform in the Future Women the Forgotten Resource: Equal Opportunities for Women in the Workplace and Society The Rise of Domestic and Social Ills in the Face of COVID-19 2021
2021 ECCB/RSS-ARU Creative Youth Competition T he ECCB Creative Youth Competition is geared towards stimulating the minds of the region's youth on issues that impact the socio-economic landscape of the region. Launched in September 2018, in collaboration with the Regional Security System Asset Recovery Unit (RSS ARU), the competition is opened to students of the eight ECCB member countries between the ages of 13 and 19 years. This initiative, which is part of the Bank’s Community Outreach Programme, is designed to include various genres of writing/composition and creative expression such as: essay writing, poetry, song-writing and art.
2021 ECCB/RSS-ARU Creative Youth Competition WINNING ENTRIES
St Vincent Girls' High School - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1st Place - Janessa Durham Category: Age 13-16 Evolution of Payment Methods: How Will the Use of Money Transform in the Future T o showcase her talent, Janessa used acrylic and watercolours interchangeably throughout the piece and pencil crayons and markers to highlight the smaller details. She chose a warm dark theme to show the mystery and potential for the future.
Castries Comprehensive Secondary School - Saint Lucia 2nd Place - Raiven Gabriel Category: Age 13-16 Women the Forgotten Resource: Equal Opportunities for Women in the Workplace and Society Raiven's piece was meant to highlight an outlook on the prejudice and systemic sexism of our world; the hidden faces of history who were shunned and isolated or otherwise ignored in their lifetime.
St Andrew's Anglican Secondary School - Grenada 3rd Place - Leeya Alexander Category: Age 13-16
The Rise of Domestic and Social Ills in the Face of COVID-19 The artwork depicts social and domestic ills, from a male and female perspective, brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is demonstrated by placing the masked portraits of the male and female heads in the center of the piece along with the root cause - the Corona virus. Several ills were depicted which include: domestic violence, loss of jobs, decline in the economy and death.
Sir Arthur Lewis Community College - Saint Lucia 1st Place - Melanie James Category: Age 17-19 The Rise of Domestic and Social Ills in the Face of COVID-19 The piece depicts a young woman seemingly bruised and defeated, sitting in the fetal position in a dark room. The woman rests atop a social distancing sticker and looks towards the viewer almost as if she is asking for help. The piece was made from a variety of media including water colours, acrylic and oil paints, colored pencils and oil pastels. Tissue paper and school glue were used to create the bloody tissues and the bruises on the woman.
Antigua State College - Antigua and Barbuda 2nd Place - Shemiah Humphreys Category: Age 17-19
The Rise of Domestic and Social Ills in the Face of COVID-19 Titled “A Cage of Circumstances”, the piece depicts someone sitting on the floor in a crouched-over position trapped in a cage with the Corona virus surrounding the cage. the artwork presents a double-edged sword concept: trapped on the inside with an abusive situation and trapped from socialising on the outside where there is some level of peace. The roughness of the brush strokes, contortion of the body, the scar, testifies to the fact that many are trapped at the moment. The figure was not given a face because it represents all genders.
Charles E Mills Secondary School - Saint Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis 3rd Place - Ashley Wilson Category: Age 17-19 Women the Forgotten Resource: Equal Opportunities for Women in the Workplace and Society The Green Giant woman highlights the resource aspect of the topic. it talks about how women are the producers of society and a symbol of new life and fertility in humanity; how women are capable of anything from bearing the burdens of reproduction and motherhood to hardworking providers for their families and how they have the ability to persevere through difficulties that men couldn’t even fathom.
2021 ECCB/RSS-ARU Creative Youth Competition Best In Country Recognition
Omololu International School - Anguilla Best In Country Recognition - Joseph Manasiriphan Category: Age 13-16 Evolution of Payment Methods: How Will the Use of Money Transform in the Future The name of the piece is 'The Dying Dollar'. The main idea of the piece to showcase the loss of popularity of physical notes as the world moves digitally and electronically. The dollar bill is the main focus of the piece which was made to appear worn out and distressed. The look was accomplished by burning the edges and creating creases with hard foil underneath the paper. Shading was done with pencils and then smudged.
Antigua Grammar School - Antigua and Barbuda Best In Country Recognition - Joed Martin Category: Age 13-16
Women the Forgotten Resource: Equal Opportunities for Women in the Workplace and Society
The piece is a collage of two images. The top half shows a woman rising up out of turbulent waters while chains are seen to be broken. The lower half depicts a traditional role of a housewife tending to a child. It also shows women emerging from this traditional role into other occupations.
Convent High School - Commonwealth of Dominica Best In Country Recognition - Adeola Xavier Category: Age 13-16 Women the Forgotten Resource: Equal Opportunities for Women in the Workplace and Society The piece explores the idea of inequalities in society by using symbolism. Depicted is a tree with two sides to show contrast.
Verchild's High School - Saint Christopher (St Kitts) and Nevis Best In Country Recognition - Jacinda Wharton Category: Age 13-16
The Rise of Domestic and Social Ills in the Face of COVID-19
This piece reveals a collage of three social ills and three domestic ills as a result of the rise of Covid-19. The top left of the painting shows a woman holding up a sign that reads “Lost my job to COVID-19” and wearing a mask that was made using an actual mask for a 3-D effect. Beneath, there are others ills such as closed businesses and domestic violence.
Albena Lake Hodge Comprehensive School - Anguilla Best In Country Recognition - Tiandra Edrum Category: Age 17-19 Evolution of Payment Methods: How Will the Use of Money Transform in the Future The piece is named, "Gone With the Wind". It illustrates that money helps to develop the infrastructure and economy of the country. As the coins and bills blow past the city, everything becomes more advance with many large buildings and elongated roads.
St Mary's Academy - Commonwealth of Dominica Best In Country Recognition - Justin Morancie Category: Age 17-19
The Rise of Domestic and Social Ills in the Face of COVID-19
The piece shows that even in the midst of chaos, we have hope; with the production of vaccines and worldwide inoculation, we will be victorious in defeating COVID-19 together.
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