Here’re the details of who won what in 2012. And below is the first gallery from when they won.
The first set of pictures is from Cushion Club chief cook and bottle washer Cedric Holder who is always there to support and will double as photographer in a pinch. Thanks, Cedric.
Tiffany Smith tied for first place in the 18 to 35 age category with The Untitled while her Colour Red earned Honourable Mention. Photo by Cedric Holder. For use contact email@example.com
Vega Armstrong, honourable mention in the 12 and younger category for The Sea Lords. Photo by Cedric Holder. For use contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Karenna Nicholson's Caribbean Flavour was adjudged best under the Origins theme and first in the 12 and younger age category. Her school, Antigua Wesleyan Junior Academy, also accepted the prize for most submissions. Photo by Cedric Holder. For use contact email@example.com
Jordée Josiah, third placed in the 13 to 17 age category, for her poem Let's Dance. Photo by Cedric Holder. For use contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Me after setting up during the day and rushing away to change and return 1 minute to showtime (even with Saturday night traffic). Photo by Cedric Holder.
Book store supervisor Glen Toussaint who ably emceed the awards. Photo by Cedric Holder. For use contact email@example.com
This young lady did triple duty that night collecting for finalist Ariel Dunnah and for her school the Antigua Girls High School in addition to collecting her certificate for making the competition short list (though not the final winners' circle). Michaela Harris, I believe. For permission to use the picture contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Darryl George, an Honourable Mention in the 18 to 35 age category for his story Snowcone Melancholia, accepts his certificate from special guest Mali Olatunji. (Photo by Cedric Holder). Do not use without seeking permission from email@example.com
Best of Books manager Barbara Arrindell addresses the audience. (Photo by Cedric Holder) Do not use without permission from firstname.lastname@example.org