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
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
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.
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.
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to Gay Nagle Myers at [email protected].