On Thursday 26th April, 2023, the Grenada Green Group held a short ceremony at Ariza Credit Union, St. George’s, in which five out of six student finalists in their Poster Competition 2022-2023 were awarded their prizes.
Photo of five out of the six winners of the 2022-2023 Poster Competition along with their Teachers
The competition was launched late last year by the Grenada Green Group (G3), an organisation that is focused on the prevention of littering and dumping (‘fly tipping’). G3 educates the public on the dangers of littering, thus preventing the problem, rather than focusing on litter pickups.
The competition was open to all school students of primary and secondary age, with three prizewinners in each category.
The posters were judged by three professional artists from Nahshon Jeremiah Arts, who commented “Truly spectacular results” and G3 agrees.
Prizewinners were as follows:
1. David Blackette - Holy Innocents Anglican School
2. Annayah Vincent - Woburn Methodist School
3. Vashtie Williams - St. Theresa’s R.C School
1. Anealia Murray - St. Joseph’s Convent, St.George’s
2. Shequana Samuel - Happy Hill Secondary School
3. Alexa Charles - St. Joseph’s Convent, St.George’s
David Blackette, first place winner in the Primary School Category, receiving his prize from Mr. Mervyn Lord, CEO of Ariza Credit Union
Anealia Murray, first place winner in the Secondary School Category, receiving her prize from Mr. Mervyn Lord, CEO of Ariza Credit Union
Ariza Credit Union kindly agreed to host the event, as well as generously funding the first and second prizes. The co-sponsor was DermaMed.
G3 intends to circulate the posters among medical facilities Island-side, to help spread the message that littering is not only unsightly, but dangerous too.
All posters submitted, including the less successful ones, effectively make the point that littering is a serious matter. We must stamp out complacency. These youngsters want a stop to be put to the older generation polluting the world which they inherit. They want to ‘Keep Greenz Clean’, and to make their Grenada - our Grenada -a ‘Pure Grenada’ reality.
We appeal to everyone to support them in this.