ESHS Student Excels Through NAGICO's Regional Art Competition
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Published: June 02, 2015 3:23 pm AST
Kachife Bradshaw, an ESHS student, explains his work to reporters at NAGICO Insurances offices along Water Front Drive, June 2.
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Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) student, Kachife Bradshaw is among a group of 12 finalists from around the Caribbean whose work will be featured in NAGICO Insurances 2016 calendar.

Bradshaw's work was among 60 entries received from the Virgin Islands and among hundreds which came from the 21 other Territories where the company operates.

Managing Director, Mr. Shan Mohamed congratulated Bradshaw fro being selected and presented him with a cheque of $500. In addition to the financial prize, Bradshaw's work in the calendar will carry his name, the school's name and the Territory.

"NAGICO undertakes various initiatives throughout the various territories in which they operate and we are quite pleased that they decided to feature local art work. The competition was encouraged in 21 territories that and we are quite pleased that BVI is among the final 12," Mr. Mohamed stated at a ceremony held at company's Water Front Drive office today, June 2.

He encouraged Bradshaw to continue to draw and expand his horizons.

Bradshaw's piece portrays elements of the Virgin Islands cultural imprints such as an island house, a brick oven and tropical fruit trees.

He told reporters that he was inspired by the work of local artist Ruben Vanterpool.

"I want to thank my parents that push me through the night to complete my art work. They have supported me always," said Bradshaw, who said that the winning entry took a few days to complete.

Bradshaw was accompanied to the presentation ceremony by his father, Desrick Butler.

Kachife Bradshaw, center, surrounded by staff of NAGICO Insurances.
Photo Credit: Gordon French/BVI Platinum News
"I was excited and happy for him," Butler replied when asked about receiving the news.

"He is really interested in art and he has been the artist for the family that gets all the projects done. He has a passion for art and has been showing it. Since in primary school [Francis Lettsome Primary], he has been doing things for his class and school," said Butler.

Shaquilla Smith, Marketing Executive explained to reporters that NAGICO’s art competition was open to students ages 6-16. To enter the competition, each student was required to submit a drawing depicting the theme, 'My Heritage, My Culture'.

She said NAGICO Insurances annual calendars are widely distributed across the 21 territories.
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