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Mailbox – National Youth Awards (Results!)

ink-awardCongrats to Spilling Ink, first of all, for winning the literary prize. Spilling Ink, for those who don’t know, is an Antiguan and Barbudan arts collective that in just two years has two self-published books (Ashes: a Broken Inception and Ashes: the Continuum) and a live art project (the Ink Project) blending visual and performance art – among other performances to its credit. The collective is made up of past Wadadli Pen finalist Olsfred James, along with Gloreen Lake and Mikhail Simmonds. We wish them continued experimentation and success.

See the press release from the Department of Youth Affairs of Antigua and Barbuda for full details re all the winners.

On February 5th, 2017, the Department of Youth Affairs held it’s 2016 Antigua and Barbuda National Youth Awards at Casa Palmadita in Fitches Creek at 5:00 pm. The event was held to recognize a number of youth who performed exceptionally in a number of fields in Antigua and Barbuda. Corporate entities with a track record of contributions to the field of youth development were also recognized. In all, 24 awards were handed out with assistance from the Governor General of Antigua and Barbuda, His Excellency Sir Rodney Williams, as well as the Minister of Social Transformation and Human Resource Development, the Honourable Samantha Marshall. The crowd was also entertained by performances from Jamaal Gordon, Daina Barnes, and Heavenly Steps Extravaganza Dance School. The MC’s for the evening were Alajandra Robinson and Jessie Fyah, while the keynote speech was delivered by past youth awardee Michael Joseph.

awardeesThe 2016 awardees included:

Education Award (Top National Assessment Student): Emmanuelle Chiddick

Education Award (Top CSEC Student): Akaani Simon

Education Award (Top CAPE Student): Terrikia Benjamin*
Young Sportswoman Award: Joella Lloyd

Young Sportsman Award: Khalique St. Jean
Young Media Practitioner: Donna-Marie McIntosh
Performing Arts and Culture Award: Ayana Dorsette

Performing Arts and Culture Award: Richard Charles
Young Farmer of the Year: Glenson Goodwin

Youth Literary Art Award: Spilling Ink
Tourism Management Award – Matara Murphy

Tourism Service Award – Kendra Beazer
Young Entrepreneur: Sonali Andrews

Community Service Award: Nolan Hue
Young Professional (Male): Ragi Burton

Young Professional (Female): Nneka Hull James
Barbuda’s Youth Award: Sirriyah Bailey
The Minster’s Award: Regis Burton

The Corporate Awards:

Epicurean Fine Foods

Antigua Yacht Club and Marina Resort

Hadeed Motors

Scotia Bank

The Department of Youth Affairs Special Awards:

The Source Clothing Company*

Troy Watkins (Sugar Apple Catering)

 

*Terrikia Benjamin is also a past Wadadli Pen finalist & the Source is one of our past patrons.

Congrats to all the winners.

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DYA Seeking 2014 National Youth Award Nominees

This means that you, yes, you, reading this, if you live in Antigua and Barbuda, are challenged to look around for deserving young people, submit their names and be a part of getting them the recognition and encouragement they’ve earned through their effort, attitude, and achievement. So, get to it.

Here’s what they’re looking for:

Nominees …

*  Between 10-35 yrs.

*  Nationals of Antigua & Barbuda

*  Resident in Antigua

*  in good social standing

…who have excelled in the following disciplines –

Media – up for grabs two individual awards to young media practitioners (one nominated by the DYA, one by the public) and one for a media house who has made a significant contribution to the development of our young people as well as the positive portrayal of youth in media.

Cultural & Performing Art – up for grabs two individual awards (both nominated by the Department of Culture and the general public).

Literary Arts – both the literary community and the general public are encouraged to submit names for this award.

Visual Arts – Departments of Education and Culture as well as the general public are invited to present nominees.

Entrepreneurship – the Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Association, and the general public are asked to submit nominations.

Community Service – two awards are up for grabs – individual and youth group.

Young professional – to a young professional who through excellent and professional practice upholds the standards of his or her profession; nominations invited from the business sector and various professional associations.

Young Artisan – this includes painters, blacksmiths, masons, seamstresses, craftsmen and women of all stripes. Nominations invited from the public.

Young Pioneer Award – to a young person/group who is breaking new grounds in areas such a film; information technology, manufacturing etc.

Phoenix Award       – to a youth who have overcome the odds and like the Phoenix has risen victoriously out of the ashes!

Young Activist – awarded to a young person who has mobilized community support and action around some issue they felt strongly about.

There will also be awards, nominated by the applicable bodies, in the areas of Education, Agriculture, Tourism, Sports, and for Barbuda’s Best.

Rounding out the awards are –

Corporate Awards – given to corporate citizens for youth development initiatives; nominations are invited from sports and youth groups.

Lifetime Achievement Awards – honouring adults who have contributed to youth development – 5 such awards to be handed out – nominations are invited.

All nominations should reach the Department of Youth Affairs, at the Prime Minister’s Office Drive (off Factory Road) by August 29th 2014. For more information, call  462-6781 or email wadadliyouthdept@gmail.com

National Youth Awards Nomination Form 2014

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