The finalists of the 10th Anniversary Photography Competition launched earlier this year by Casa Antonia Nursing and Residential Home in Balzan have been selected. The competition attracted 126 entries submitted by 40 participants ranging from professionals, artists and photo enthusiasts.
Participants were invited to capture pictures of elderly persons on the theme “The Elderly – positive aging”. The best 13 entries of the competition will have their work featuring on Casa Antonia’s 2014 Annual Calendar, giving the finalists an exciting opportunity for artistic exposure.
The finalists are (in alphabetical order): Ray Agius, Jonathan Borg, Anthony Rizzo, Denise Scicluna, Joe P. Smith, Bertram Vella, Sandra Vella, Darrin Zammit Lupi, and Z.I. Photography.
The prize award ceremony of Casa Antonia Photo Competition will be held later this month. The winner of the most original photograph will receive €1,000 and a trophy. The second and third placed will receive weekend breaks for two persons at Qawra Palace Hotel on half board basis, while the 4th to 13th placed will receive €50 each.
Opened in 2003, Casa Antonia has established itself as one of Malta’s top nursing and residential homes, offering long-term care, short-stay convalescence, and respite care.
A montage shows design students from MCAST Institute for the Creative Arts crafting the set for the school’s annual end-of-year exhibition. HSBC Water Programme – Catch the Drop was the main supporter of this year’s exhibition, which was held under the theme of ‘Water Conservation’.
Activities in connection with the exhibition featured 3D water projections, digital, printed, interactive and visual exhibits, the launch of two music videos for the HSBC Water Programme songs, a moving image show and a fashion show.
Students from Our Lady Immaculate School presented the popular HSBC Water Programme songs in front of a large audience comprised of MCAST fraternity, and aficionados of arts. MEP Dr Therese Commodini Cachia was present for the event.
HSBC Water Programme – Catch the Drop coordinator Glenn Bugeja said: “By engaging with MCAST, we have managed to expand the outreach of the HSBC Water Programme – Catch the Drop to include further and higher vocational education sector. Furthermore, the addition of such a high profile event will further echo our messages of water conservation, as well as pave way for a permanent new exhibition gallery which can be used for future exhibitions.”