The National Visual Arts Competition and Exhibition, our annual collaboration with the JCDC, not only attracts medals and sectional prizes but also allows members of the public to cast their vote. Until last year, there was a single Viewer’s Vote, cast by means of paper ballots. This year, for the first time, there were two Viewer’s Votes: one for the medal winners, sponsored by Claro and operated with text voting; the second for the remaining works in the exhibition, sponsored by the Tourism Enhancement Fund and which uses the conventional ballot voting method.
The results of this year’s dual Viewer’s Vote were announced on Thursday, August 19 on TVJ’s Smile Jamaica morning programme and the winners are:
TEF Viewers’ Vote Winner:
Artist: David Sykes
Artwork Title: One Set of Sneaker Prints in the Sand
Category/Award: Adult Works on Paper – Certificate of Participation
Claro Viewers’ Vote Winner:
Artist: Berette Macaulay
Artwork Title: Liquid Trees No. 033
Category/Award: Adult Photography – Silver Medal
Berette Macaulay is a dancer and photographer, who is based in Jamaica and the USA, and David Sykes is a Jamaica-based graphic designer and a graduate of the Edna Manley College.
The NGJ joins with JCDC in congratulating the winners and thanks the sponsors, Claro and TEF, for their support.