THE GRENADA TOURISM AUTHORITY LAUNCHES UNDERWATER SCULPTURE DESIGN COMPETITION

Written by on December 1, 2017

Diver hovering over the ‘Vicissitudes’ Sculpture at the Underwater Sculpture Park in Pure Grenada.  Click on image to enlarge

Grenadians now have an opportunity to add to the legacy of the famed Underwater Sculpture Park at Molinere. The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), working with the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park Management Inc. (GUSMI) has launched a sculpture design competition which invites Grenadian nationals to submit designs for new sculptures to be added to the park over the next five years as part of a strategic development plan.

At the launch of the design competition, Phil Saye of the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park Management Inc. underscored the importance of the attraction to the country’s tourism product. They are happy that Jason DeCaires Taylor chose Grenada for his first sculpture park which has since become a world famous attraction. Over the years, they have added to the park, but this is an opportunity to keep the attraction exciting.”

Saye was high in praise of the public/private partnership with the GTA and noted that the park has enhanced the marine eco system by supporting coral reef regeneration.

GTA Product Development Manager Kirl Hoschtialek has urged Grenadians to produce extraordinary designs which are unique and representative of Grenadian folklore, history, culture or the environment.”

There is no limit to the number of entries per person or school and the competition is open to all age groups. The submission must include a short description (1-2 paragraphs) and a drawing or rendering of the design. It must also be easily reproduced by the sculptor in concrete and stand between 6 – 9 feet tall. All entries should be in the jpeg or pdf format and should not exceed 1MB in size.  All submissions must be the original work of the participant.

The competition offers attractive prizes. The first place prize is EC$ 5000, second place EC$ 3000 and 3rd place EC$ 2000. If a student wins, then the prizes will be split between the winner and the school. The deadline for submissions is January 20, 2017 and the winner will be announced by January 30, 2017.

Entries must be emailed to sculpturedesign@puregrenada.com. Entry forms and competition rules can be downloaded from the GTA’s Tourism Awareness Campaign microsite at www.puregrenada.com/tacampaign.

 


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