News | December 19, 2022

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On December 8, Minister of Education Diallo Rabain gathered with Bermuda students, teachers, family members, sponsors, judges and National Museum of Bermuda (NMB) staff to celebrate the 27 finalists of the Dr. Reg Grundy Annual Youth Photography Competition: Your Eyes on Bermuda. The Minister also officially opened the accompanying photography exhibit which is on display on the second floor of Commissioner’s House, NMB.

Minister Rabain and students open the new photography exhibit

Students were excited to see their winning photos on display

Minister Rabain shared: “Congratulations to all participating students and parents and teachers who encouraged their students to enter the competition. Now in year four, it is very encouraging to see the success of this competition and how it is growing. This competition is an excellent opportunity for Bermuda’s young people to develop their creativity and patience and enhance their visual literacy and ability to see the world around them in unique ways. Being engaged in the arts and developing an appreciation for the cultural and natural environment sets children up to be responsible and caring citizens. Thank you to Mrs. Joy Grundy, sponsors and the National Museum of Bermuda for providing this great opportunity for Bermuda’s young people.

Elena Strong (NMB Executive Director) Maggie Moore and Minister Diallo Rabain before the ceremony

The competition was launched in 2019 in partnership with Mrs. Joy Chambers Grundy and NMB, in memory of Dr. Reg Grundy, AC, OBE (an Australian media icon, avid photographer and former resident of Bermuda). The competition was open to all local photography enthusiasts aged 7-18 and was designed to inspire the next generation of photographers and encourage an appreciation for Bermuda’s natural and cultural environment.

Local judges included renowned photographer and winner of the 2022 Charman Prize Antoine Hunt, Dr. Deborah Atwood, NMB Curator and Chinni Mahadevan, Reg Grundy Photographic Libraries Curator. They chose the finalists from hundreds of submissions, submitted by 28 different schools in Bermuda.

Students submitted photos under the following themes: Bermuda Families, Bermuda Buildings and Bermuda Nature in three age categories, 7-10, 11-14 and 15-18. Winners received Iron Kids Accounts at Clarien Bank (amounts of $500, $300, and $200 based on age group), runners up received $150 gift cards to Brown & Co. stores, and the school with the most submissions – Mount Saint Agnes – won a $1,500 gift certificate to AF Smith for school supplies.

Tim Smith of AF Smith presents the school with the most submissions prize ($1500 gift card to AF Smith) to Mount Saint Agnes educator Lisa Stevens

Deanne Hart of The Phoenix Stores, Ltd., presents runners-up prizes of $150 to Brown & Co

Winners and runners up photographs are on display on the second floor of Commissioner’s House at NMB, with winners, runners up and honorable mentions featured online at: and in the next edition of NMB’s MARITimes magazine. 

Winners in the 7-10 age group with Minister Rabain and NMB Executive Director Elena Strong

Winners in the 11-15 age group with Minister Rabain and NMB Executive Director Elena Strong

Winners in the 15-18 age group with Minister Rabain and NMB Executive Director Elena Strong

Joy Yammine of BHS won Best in Show and her age group (11-14) in the Bermuda Families category. She was awarded a $300 Iron Kids account and was presented with a Canon EOS DSLR camera with lenses, memory card, filters and monopod, donated by Mrs. Grundy.

Minister Rabain and Elena Strong with Best-in-Show winner Joy Yammine and her winning photograph

Elena Strong, Executive Director of NMB, said: “Thank you to Mrs. Joy Grundy and our local sponsors, AF Smith, Phoenix Stores and Clarien Bank for their sponsorship of this competition. The calibre of student photographs increases each year, and we are so honoured to have student art hanging on the walls of the National Museum. For those who entered this year but were not selected as finalists, I encourage you to continue observing the world around you, snap away and submit again next year!”

Asa Millard, in front of her photograph (7-10 Runner Up, Bermuda Nature)

Ean Welch and family in front of Ean’s winning photograph (7-10, Runner Up, Bermuda Buildings)

Ruth Correia in front of her winning photo (7-10, Winner, Bermuda Buildings)

Marcus Rodrigues in front of his Runner-up winning photo for 15-18, Bermuda Families

Bermuda Nature (15-18) Runner Up Phoenix Palacio and family in front of their winning photo

Bermuda Nature (15-18) Winner Luke Foster next to his winning photo

Dr. Reg Grundy Youth Photography Competition 2022 Finalists

School with the highest percentage of submissions: Mount Saint Agnes

Primary (ages 7-10)

Bermuda Buildings

Ruth Correia – Winner

Ean Welch – Runner Up

Ariana Madeiros – Honourable Mention

Bermuda Families

Joseph Yammine – Winner

Kimoni Simons – Runner Up

Aiva Brown – Honourable Mention

Bermuda Nature

Savana Honey Walters – Winner

Asa Millard – Runner Up

Isla Morrell – Honourable Mention

Middle School (ages 11-14)

Bermuda Buildings

Tyler Rossouw – Winner

Seri Fisher – Runner Up

Emma Boden – Honourable Mention

Bermuda Families

Joy Yammine – Winner and Best in Show

Keeliah Caines – Runner Up

Luciana Fischer – Honourable Mention

Bermuda Nature

Keegan Dyer – Winner

Avalon Packer – Runner Up

Fergus Wightman – Honourable Mention

High School (ages 15-18)

Bermuda Buildings

Thomas Quarterly – Winner

Caiden Millett – Runner Up

Ashley Todd – Honourable Mention

Bermuda Families

Chloe Botelho – Winner

Marcus Rodrigues – Runner Up

Jazarah Codrington-Edmead – Honourable Mention

Bermuda Nature

Luke Foster – Winner

Phoenix Palacio – Runner Up

Zae’ya Tucker- Crockwell – Honourable Mention

To view the exhibit, NMB is open every day except December 25, 10am – 5pm (last admission 4pm). NMB is a Bermuda Registered Charity No. 136.

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