2020 Photo Competition Finalists

Bermuda Community

 
Winner
Elizabeth Soares, Primary (7-10), B.H.S, Winner

I chose this photo because it is where my nanny goes to feed the poor. It means that even when there are hard times they can still help. I think it represents the Bermuda Community category because they are helping others.
 
Runner-up
Seri Fisher, Primary (7-10), Warwick Academy, Runner Up

''Catching The Sun" in my community of Sandys, you often see fishemen netting bait, but I've never seen them catching the sun! To take this image, I had to stand on a box to get the right angle and set the camera to multi-frame and action speed.
 
Winner
Karis Brooks, Middle School (11-14), Warwick Academy, Winner

I chose this photo because it shows the Bermudian Community’s response to the Black Lives Matter movement. It shows that we are able to support each other on different issues. This photo represents people from many backgrounds coming together as a community to support one cause.
 
Runner-up
Ashley Todd, Middle School (11-14), Warwick Academy, Runner Up

Artist statement My photograph is inspired by the immense character and colourful personality of the Bermudian people. I like to capture the candid expressions of people enjoying themselves. This photograph is of the Anchor Boys playing dominos by the ocean.
 
Winner
Micah Straw II, High School (15-18), The Berkeley Institute, Winner

This photo is entitled "Classy Cut". First opened in 1969, Malcom's Barber shop has been serving the community for over 50 years! Over that time it has had to adapt to change, masks must now be worn. Malcom's Barber Shop is a treasure in the St. Georges community.
 
Runner-up
Susana Guerreiro, High School (15-18), CedarBridge Academy, Runner Up

I chose this photo as it shows the community of rugby players during an All Star game where each Bermuda high school rugby team united to create each team. It is one of the few sport photos that I have taken. This is a community in each high school.
 
Honourable Mention
Prince Domingo, Primary (7-10), Gilbert Institute

I got a chance to took a picture of iconic symbol of Bermuda-The Gombey. I loved it because it keeping the Tradition Alive. I love the performance and the community support.
 
Honourable Mention
K’ah Amarli Seymour, Primary (7-10), Paget Primary

My artwork is about the Bermuda Community. In my community we see a lot of fisherman. I am proud of the fisherman because they catch the fish and it helps to feed us and our community.
 
Honourable Mention
Marseille Williams, Middle School (11-14), Clearwater Middle School

I chose this photo because this I just one of the countless essential workers who was been helping us through this pandemic. I wanted to recognize this man Operation Lieutenant Lee Tucker for the Volunteer Division of the Bermuda Fire Service for his outstanding efforts.
 
Honourable Mention
Reilly Durfy, Middle School (11-14), Saltus Grammar School

This is a shot of my friends braving the “leap of faith” off Watford Bridge. I love this photo, as I shot through the old road, adding depth to the image. It represents Bermuda’s Community, as it is traditional for everyone to jump off Bermuda’s tallest bridge at some point.
 
Honourable Mention
Tommy Marshall, High School (15-18), Warwick

I chose this photo because it is showing the community and business starting back up and recovering like our local fishing industry.

Bermuda Ecosystem

 
Winner
Kira Dunley-Owen, Primary (7-10), BHS, Winner

This is a dead lizard I found next to the big tree in the garden at Crystal Caves. There were ants all over it eating it. I placed a circle of stones around it’s body but left it for the ants.
 
Runner-up
Benjamin De Couto, Primary (7-10), Somersfield Academy, Runner Up

"Mr. Crab". I chose this photo because I've never seen a full crab shell before. It makes me happy when I look at it because it's red and white and spotted. It represents our ecosystem because a bird probably ate the crab, and it's an example of the food chain.
 
Winner
Naomi Every, Middle School (11-14), Somersfield Academy, Winner

Capturing this octopus in its natural habitat was a gift. I love this photo mainly because the octopus interacted with me so much that it wrapped its long tentacles around my arm as I was taking photos. I believe it was as interested in me as I was in it.
 
Runner-up
Courtney Sims, Middle School (11-14), BHS, Runner Up

I named this photo "Stranded" This photo represents the Bermuda Ecosystem because it is a stranded Jellyfish on a beach in Somerset and the ocean is apart of the Ecosystem.
 
Best in Show
Layla Kurt, High School (15-18), Bermuda High School, Winner and Best in Show

This photo is a crab at Horseshoe bay. Shows the true beauty when nature is left alone and allows nature to have a break. Since this was taken post lockdown of covid. I was told that in the past beaches were filled with these amazing crabs. Now few are left.
 
Runner-up
Kian Mooney, High School (15-18), Saltus Grammar School, Runner Up

I chose this photo because it perfectly represents both the ecosystem of Bermuda and my own interets. I love seeing turtles in the wild here and this was definitely one of my dream shots. The Bermuda ecosystem is represented by many incredible animals and turtles are one of the best.
 
Honourable Mention
Samiya Christina Howgate, Primary (7-10), Harington Sound

I was lucky to find this octopus on Northshore. An octopus is very difficult to photograph as they change color to blend into their environment. Octopus are a lot smarter than people as they use they adapt to their surroundings and don't destroy it. Having 9 brains and three hearts.
 
Honourable Mention
Victor Chimbi, Primary (7-10), Northlands Primary School

We saw a lot of lizards during our walk in Spittal Pond. I took this photo because of its bright colors, I think it is beautiful but I don’t like the feel lizards on my skin. Lizards eat bugs even cockroach so they are important part of the ecosystem.
 
Honourable Mention
Abigail Woodworth, Primary (7-10), Somersfield Academy

Serendipity led me to take a photograph of this beautiful butterfly. I encountered him on a lone plant in a parking lot where his beauty stood out, and I had to "butterfly whisper" him into the sunlight. The beauty of butterflies always bring me joy.
 
Honourable Mention
Century Robinson, Middle School (11-14), BCCL

This photography captures everything that presents the Bermuda Ecosystem tucked away in the Bermuda Railway Trail off the beaten trail. I like the way this photography captures the light through the trees with its natural foliage and unstructured beauty. This photography is a Tree House designer's Dream Landscape Canvas.
 
Honourable Mention
Vikashni Ragunathan, Middle School (11-14), Bermuda High School for Girls

I hope people who see this photograph will appreciate birds. Longtails are one of the most graceful birds on earth The wing spread motion shown in the photograph is natural and shows Bermuda's fauna. This photograph shows me how lucky I am to live on this Island. (Bermuda Ecosystem)
 
Honourable Mention
Christopher Raymond, High School (15-18), Mount Saint Agnes Academy

I chose this photo because it was one of my first photos taken. To me this photo means the beginning of photography for me. It represents Bermuda Ecosystem because it is an closeup of a Grey heron.
 
Honourable Mention
Sebastian Grob, High School (15-18), Saltus Grammar School

I chose this photo of an Eastern Bluebird I found whilst hiking because I was in awe of its beautiful colours, and it made me work for the photo. I love this photo because it serves as a reminder to save these beautiful birds and their part in the ecosystem.

Bermuda Homes

 
Winner
Owen Stewart, Primary (7-10), Somersfield Academy, Winner

I was trick or treating on Halloween and saw these old chimneys in the moonlight. I went back the next day to ask the owners if I could take some pictures of them. I love history and these chimneys represent the unique architectural history of Bermuda homes.
 
Runner-up
Lola Reape, Primary (7-10), Somersfield Academy, Runner Up

This is my grandparents house where I spend a lot of my free time. A lot of my happy memories like spending time with family, celebrations and laughter are happening in this house. This hundred year old house represents Bermuda heritage in architecture.
 
Winner
Trystan Hocking, Middle School (11-14), Somersfield, Winner

I chose this photo because it was a very clear picture and the sky in the background just made the roof pop. To me, this photo shows the beauty in Bermudian architecture. This photo represents Bermuda homes because there are multiple houses with gables on the island.
 
Runner-up
Caiden Millett, Middle School (11-14), Somersfield academy, Runner Up

I chose this photo because I think it represents the category of “Bermuda Homes” well. This photo means a lot to me as we Bermudians have a knack for giving names and nicknames, and I like that about us. Our homes receive special names too!
 
Winner
Keijah lee, High School (15-18), The Berkeley Institute, Winner

This is the Settlers Cottage. This picture shows me that Bermudians have come a long way in the way our houses are built. This represent Bermuda houses because its what paved the way for the houses of today. Everything has a beginning and this is ours.
 
Runner-up
Kamaria Precious Easton, High School (15-18), Cedarbridge Academy, Runner Up

I chose this picture because the houses you see in Bermuda are different from the way American houses are designed. This photo to me, means that all houses are different , none of them are going to look the same. This photo represents the uniqueness and versatility of the Bermudan homes.
 
Honourable Mention
Filipa Duarte, Primary (7-10), Port Royal Primary

To me this picture is Home. Bermuda homes have unique roofs. These white roofs are better than other kinds. If you have a white roof you get water in your tank and that is why I took a picture of a Bermuda home with the tank and pipes.
 
Honourable Mention
Cruz Harvey, Primary (7-10), Somerset Primary School

I chose this picture because I spent a lot of time at home with my family during the lockdown. It means a lot to me because that is where I live. It is a typical Bermuda home with the traditional white roof. I really, really like my wonderful house. :-)
 
Honourable Mention
Rylan Cundliffe, Middle School (11-14), Mount Saint Agnes Academy

I chose the theme Bermuda homes, and to show this I took a picture of my house. I thought this picture looked very beautiful because of the bright blue sky and ocean as a background. My house has a traditional Bermudian chimney and roof so it made a good foreground.
 
Honourable Mention
Gabrielle Mia Turchiaro, Middle School (11-14), Bermuda High School

I chose this photo because the reflection shows different points of view. To me, this is a photo that represents how everyone has a unique perspective of beauty. This relates to homes because while this is not where I live, it is a place I feel comfort and joy.
 
Honourable Mention
Sarah Cross, High School (15-18), Warwick Academy

I hope that when people see this artwork they can remember how unique our island Bermuda is and will be able to see the natural beauty that she holds. I choose this photo because it shows off the interesting architecture of Bermudian Homes and their high-spirited colours.