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JCDC NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR 2013 VISUAL ARTS COMPETITION

The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) is now accepting entries for the 2013 Jamaica Visual Arts Competition & Exhibition. This competition staged by the JCDC since 1963 has been unearthing, developing and showcasing the creative talents of Jamaicans from all walks of life.

The JCDC in celebrating its 50th Anniversary under the theme: “Celebrating Cultural Excellence: Through Preservation and Innovation” continues to allow Jamaicans to express themselves through the visual arts in various categories including ceramics, painting, fibre arts, photography, sculpture/assemblage, video art and works on paper.

DROP OFF AND DEADLINE

Entries from Kingston & St. Andrew should be dropped off at Shop 25 Kingston Mall, Orange Street, Kingston, Mondays to Fridays 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Entries from all other parishes should be taken to the respective JCDC parish offices.  Entry forms are now available online at www.jcdc.gov.jm , at the JCDC Head Office, 3-5 Phoenix Avenue, Kingston 10 and all JCDC parish offices island-wide.

Deadline for entries for the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition & Exhibition is Friday, October 18, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Entries are open to youths 6-18 years old and adults 19 years old and over, Jamaican citizens and persons who reside in Jamaica for a period not less than two years at the closing date for entries.

Over the years, the talents of Jamaica’s artists have been nurtured and showcased through this competition, giving a platform for expression and contribution to the development of the local art industry. Some of the noted and respected talents who have participated in the competition include Osmond Watson, Dr. David Boxer, Colin Garland, George Rodney, Christopher Gonzalez, Cecil Cooper, Alexander Cooper, Norma Rodney Harrack, Fitz Harack, Maria la Yacona, Howard Moo Young, Donnette Zacca, Errol Harvey, Owen Minott and Dr. Warren Robinson.

The 2013 Jamaica Visual Arts winners will receive prizes including trophies, cash, exhibition & training opportunities and art supplies and equipment.

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