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Central Bank Art Competition & Exhibition

Published: Tuesday August 12th, 2003

The Central Bank of The Bahamas will be celebrating its Twentieth Annual Art Competition and Exhibition, from Wednesday, November 12th, to Friday, December 5th. In recognition of this very important milestone, the Bank will be honouring persons and organisations who have contributed to the event's yearly success.

In addition to this year's artwork, the exhibition will showcase some of the winning entries from the first nineteen competitions along with some of the current work of past winners. This year's competition and exhibition will also feature a special "Governor's Choice Award" and some lucky entrant will receive a Twentieth Anniversary Commemorative Scholarship tenable to the College of The Bahamas.

Interested persons should submit applications no later than Friday September 12th, 2003 and all entrant pieces must be delivered to the Central Bank no later than Friday October 24th, 2003. (See Contest Rules for further details) Application forms are available on this website (See Student Art Competition under our Art Galleries menu), or can be obtained from from the CENTRAL BANK OF THE BAHAMAS. In the Family Islands you may pick up forms at the ADMINISTRATOR'S OFFICE or the DISTRICT EDUCATION OFFICES of the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION.

Through this competition, we have had the distinct privilege of assisting young Bahamians in educational pursuits that have helped them to further develop their skills, and a number of them have gone on to promising and successful professional careers in visual arts. We are very pleased to be staging this competition and exhibition for a twentieth year, in continued fulfilment of our goals to to identify and to recognize budding Bahamian talent in the visual arts, and our sincere wish to encourage students to continue to pursue these gifts.

For more information, and to view past winners and some of their work, please visit our Student Art Competition page on this website.