July 10, 2012:
Fifty schools - 26 primary schools, 17 secondary schools and 6 special schools participated in this year's PowerGen Schools Art Competition.
The theme for this year's competition, the second time the competition was held, was 'Sweet, sweet T&T... celebrating our golden anniversary.' The ceremony to recognise all the participants and to display the work of the 20 finalists was held at the National Academy for the Performing Arts.
Arts and Multiculturalism Minister, Dr Lincoln Douglas advised the participants in this year's competition that their participation was just the beginning, and encouraged them to persevere and to stay focused.
"Who knows if today in this room we will exchange pleasantries with the next Leroy Clarke or Sybil Atteck, the next Pat Bishop or Carlisle Chang? And in that regard, we owe it to you to provide an equitable and enabling environment of support," said Douglas.
The 20 pieces that were judged finalists by members of the Trinidad and Tobago Art Society will be displayed on the Wrightson Road wall of Powergen's Port of Spain Power Station so that members of the public will have an opportunity to appreciate the art work.