NACC art winners receive prizes

On July 16th 2019, the Office of the Prime Minister (National AIDS Coordinating Committee) hosted a Prize-Giving Ceremony to honour twenty-two (22) children and youth who participated in its Artwork Competition entitled ‘It’s Beautiful to Know.’ The ceremony was held at the Office of the Prime Minister’s Tower D, International Waterfront Complex location.

The competition focused on HIV/AIDS awareness in Trinidad and Tobago. The competition sought to engage young persons between the ages of 5-18 to use the artistic medium to creatively express matters related to HIV and AIDS. The submissions were based on the following thematic areas: HIV testing and treatment; knowledge of HIV transmission; HIV prevention (e.g. abstinence, risk reduction related to drugs and barrier protection and prevention of mother to child transmission) and stigma and discrimination in the classroom and other youth related activity.

All the participants were recipient of Certificates of Participation and tokens. Prizes were presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners within the three age categories as follows:







Ages 5-9

Ages 10-13

Ages 14-18


Isaiah Sobers


Jaidn Bain

Synara Martin



Malachi Auguste


Darion Beharry

Michael Lashley


Josiah E. Flament


Aryan Bridgemohansingh


Rayanna Mc Pherson


The art pieces will be displayed for public viewing as follows:




July 16th-19th 2019

Tower C-Reception Area

July 22nd-24th 2019

Tower D-Parliament, Reception Area

(public entrance)

July 25th- 30th 2019

Tower D-Levels 15-26 Reception Area


The artwork pieces can be viewed on the National AIDS Coordinating Committee’s Facebook page @NACC.TT. The Office of the Prime Minister continues to find inventive ways to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS and work towards ending stigma and discrimination against persons living with HIV and AIDS. 




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