National Geographic Traveler names winners of young shutterbug contest

Student photographers from the British Virgin Islands and Grenada proved the winners in National Geographic Traveler magazine's second annual Caribbean Youth Photography contest entitled "In My View," organized in conjunction with the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

The contest was open to young shutterbugs in the Caribbean, ages 12 to 17 years old; their assignment was to capture and share the natural beauty, character, personality and attributes that best represented life on their island.

First place went to 12-year-old Joshua Tuson from Grenada for his photograph entitled "Chad on Paradise Beach." The winning photo will appear in the July/August issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine.

Tuson and his parents will fly to Washington in April where he will claim his prize of a three-night visit, a tour of the National Geographic Society, a 35 mm Pentax digital camera and a photographic tour of the city.

The second-place winner was Dylan Hunter, age 13, from Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. His winning photo is called "The Granite Passage."  Hunter's prize includes a digital camera and case plus three books from National Geographic.

Mathew Osman, age 17, from Tortola, BVI, took third place with his photo entitled "Heading into the Sunset."  His prize includes 10 books from National Geographic.

The work of the three photographers will be on display in a special photo exhibit at the National Geographic Society in Washington.

To contact the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to Gay Nagle Myers at [email protected].


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