Ag Show judging goes ahead
Schoolchildren who submitted artwork to the Ag Show were rewarded for their hard work yesterday despite the event been cancelled.
Dozens of youngsters who submitted their artwork prior to the Covid-19 shelter in place period had their submissions examined and awarded by volunteer judges.
The judging took place at the Botanical Gardens and was held by art enthusiasts, former art teachers, graphic designers and Bermuda College instructors.
Volunteers with the Rotary Clubs of Bermuda, including the youth arm of the club, transported the artwork to Botanical Gardens as a way to honour former Rotarian president and Ag Show Committee member Kirk Kitson.
Separate volunteers will deliver the artwork to the school tomorrow.
Antwan Albuoy, the exhibition director, said the committee was excited to honour its original commitment to the Island's young people and teachers who took the time to help create displays.
He added: “We received hundreds of junior artwork submissions prior to the lockdown, including farm animal pieces submitted by local preschoolers, Bermuda fish artwork by primary school students, Bermuda landmarks from middle schoolers and Bermuda architecture drawings from secondary school students.
“The pieces are extremely well done and we wanted to highlight the talent of our local schoolchildren and let them know how proud we are of the valuable work they do.”
Mr Albuoy said: “We are grateful for the support from our judges and dedicated volunteers, and we hope families will also take the time out to celebrate the artistic ability of our young people.”
The AG Show has enlisted the help of school liaisons who will deliver artwork to the schools tomorrow between noon and 3pm.
The 2020 Exhibition, which originally would have taken place from April 23 to April 25, was geared to be one of the most successful shows, with nearly 5,000 entries expected for the annual event.
In March the event, like many other notable sporting and community events, was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.