On Saturday October 31, 2020 the Rotary Club of Georgetown held its Prize Giving Ceremony for the first ever Kid’s Garden Essay and Art Contest at the Pegasus Hotel. The aim of this project was to make kids more aware of their environment and how they can help save it in their own ways.
There were two ways in which participants could have taken part in the contest; A. To write an essay under the theme, “How my garden can help save the environment” and B. to create a visual art piece consisting of a drawing or painting under the theme, “A Party in the Garden”. Participants for both the essay and art categories fell within the 6-11 and 12-17 age groups.
The prize winners attended a brief Prize Giving Ceremony, a socially distanced event.
Several board members were present and brief remarks were made by President Clyde de Haas who gave an overview of Rotary’s purpose in our society and on the service projects currently being undertaken by our club.
The project was spearheaded by Public Relations Director, Anasha Ally who provided an overview of the objectives and outcomes of the contest and congratulated the winners and participants on their exceptional entries.
This project blends very well with Rotary International’s new area of focus, Supporting the Environment.
Chief judges, Tonya Williams (Art) and Rotarian George Edwards (Essay) provided the contestants with insight into the judging process including the criteria used and the overall excellent standards they observed.
The excited contest winners collected their tablets, bicycles, book vouchers, garden sets, book bags and art sets.
The morning was concluded with some snacks and an exhibition of the artwork.