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Young Artists Take Note

Art At The Ridge is inviting entries for its 2013 Christmas Card Competition from children (aged 7 to 19 years old) in Antigua & Barbuda.  Following in the footsteps of the Bank of Antigua and the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda, which originally created this popular and much-loved annual art competition, Art At The Ridge has taken on the mantle to continue to hold this competition again this year, for the third year running.

Art At The Ridge is keen to encourage creativity among Antigua & Barbuda’s youngsters and anticipates continued enthusiastic participation in this event.  The Ministry of Education has been informed of this competition and they have been invited to encourage the island’s schools to participate.  Parents are also invited to encourage their children to submit artwork directly if their school is unable to participate.

Competition entry rules are available from Art At The Ridge and the deadline date for submission of artwork is Thursday 31 October 2013.  As in previous years, artwork will be judged in six age groups.  There are prizes to be won and the winning artwork will be reproduced as Christmas cards, which are eagerly anticipated every year.  They are sold all over the island and many are then sent overseas where they receive further recognition and acclaim.  The artistic standard of the competition is high and has often led to further artistic endeavours by previous winners.

Address: Art At The Ridge, Sugar Ridge Village, PO Box 84 Jolly Harbour, St Mary’s, Antigua & Barbuda

Contact: Joy James

Email: ArtAtTheRidge@hotmail.com

Tel: 728 1558

Webpage: http://www.facebook.com/ArtAtTheRidge

Here’s a little inspiration from last year’s winners’ circle:



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Art At The Ridge is pleased to announce the winners of the island’s 2012 School Christmas Card Competition. This long-running and popular annual art competition is open to all schools in Antigua & Barbuda. Artwork is judged in six age categories, ranging from ages 7 to 19.

As always, this competition highlights the high standard of our island’s artistic talents from a very young age. Some winners and runners-up in previous years have gone on to study art at university level or are now pursuing careers involving art in some form. Artwork entries received this year ranged from traditional Christmas themes to more abstract Christmas themes, from funny and jokey Christmas themes to quirky and ‘off the wall’ Christmas themes. Our island’s young artists certainly do not seem to lack imagination!

Here are the winners and runners-up in each age category.

Ages 7 to 8: Winner:

Hayley McIntosh, age 8, Island Academy

Runner-up: Mika Shemy, age 8, St Nicholas Primary School

Ages 9 to 10:

Winner: Abbie Iturriaga, age 10, St Nicholas Primary School

Runner-up: Tahron Peters, age 9, Liberta Primary School

Ages 11 to 12:

Winner: Francesca Southwell, age 11, Christ The King High School

Runner-up: William Hedley, age 12, Island Academy

Ages 13 to 14:

Winner: Kianna Gonnella, age 13, Island Academy

Runner-up: Deja Phillip, age 13, St Anthony’s Secondary School

Ages 15 to 16:

Winner: Suelae Robinson, age 15, Island Academy

Runner-up: Noah Peters, age 15, Island Academy

Ages 17 to 19:

Winner: Nicole Bento, age 17, Island Academy

Runner-up: Garuin Benjamin, age 19, Antigua State College

Congratulations to all winners and runners-up!

The Christmas cards will be on sale at Art At The Ridge and other venues around the island later in November.

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday

Address: Sugar Ridge Village, PO Box 84 Jolly Harbour, St Mary’s’ Antigua & Barbuda

Contact: Joy James Tel: 728 1558 Email: ArtAtTheRidge@hotmail.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ArtAtTheRidge

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Christmas Card Competition Deadline, Is Your Entry In?


October 2011





Art At The Ridge is inviting entries for its 2011 Christmas Card Competition for schoolchildren (aged 7 to 19) at
all schools in Antigua & Barbuda. The Bank of Antigua started this event a few years ago and it ran very
successfully, highlighting the abundance of creative talent among the island’s children and young people.  Some of the
artwork produced has been of such accomplished quality that it seems amazing to realise these are not already well-known artists!  When the Bank of Antigua stopped this competition, the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda took up the mantle in 2009
and, last year, Island Academy held an in-house competition which again continued to show the wonderful creativity and imagination among our youngsters.


It is therefore with great expectations that Art At The Ridge is now also holding this competition.  All schools in Antigua & Barbuda are invited to submit entries from their students to Art At the Ridge (based at Sugar Ridge) by Friday 4 November 2011.


Further information is below.



At The Ridge’s 2011 Christmas Card Competition: Rules of Entry


  1. All entrants must be Antiguan-based.
  2. Entrants must be aged between 7 and 19 by 31 December 2011.  There will be 6 age groups by which artwork
    will be judged.
  3. Entrants may submit one piece of artwork only.
  4. Artwork must be Christmas-themed, original and unaided.
  5. All artwork must be produced on art paper, using an art medium of the entrant’s choice.
  6. Entrants should write (in print) the following information on the BACK of their artwork:
    Name, Address, Telephone Number, Age (as at 31 December 2011), School Name, School Teacher, School Address, School Telephone Number, Signature of Parent or Teacher or Guardian.
  7. Artwork must be submitted by the school to Art At The Ridge (Unit No 6, Sugar Ridge Village, Bolans, St Mary’s) by Friday 4 November 2011.  No late entries will be accepted.
  8. The winning piece of artwork in each age group will be made by a group of judges selected by Art At The Ridge.
  9. Children of the judges will not be considered for this competition, although they may submit artwork.

10. Artwork will not be returned to entrants and will remain the property of Art At The Ridge.

11. Competition winners may be asked to be involved in publicity and promotions around this event (including their Parent
or Teacher or Guardian).

12. Winning entries will be reproduced for Christmas Cards and may also be reproduced for other related purposes.


DATE DEADLINE: Friday 4 November 2011



Art At The Ridge features local art and crafts and promotes Antiguan artists and artisans.  Based at Sugar Ridge Village in Bolans, St Mary’s, Art At The Ridge recently held its 1st Juried Art Exhibition which showcased exciting artwork by accomplished Antiguan artists.  Art At The Ridge holds regular exhibitions at Sugar Club (at Sugar Ridge) as well as other art events on the island.





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Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Saturday: 9.00am to 12.00pm

Address: Art At The Ridge, Unit No. 6, Sugar
Ridge, Bolans, Antigua

: PO Box 84,
Jolly Harbour, Antigua

Contact: Joy James

Tel: 728 1558

Email: ArtAtTheRidge@hotmail.com

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