Arts & Culture
Scotiabank unveils 2018 Calendar Winners
By Rachael Allahar
Nov 8, 2017 - 9:06:46 AM

(L-R) Nakera Symonette, Scotiabank Snr. Mgr. of Marketing & PR, Leandra Moonsammy, Mrs. Williamson, Nowé Harris-Smith, Anthon Gardiner, Joanne Knowles, Linda Huber, Melissa Maura & Greg Stuart, Scotiabank Dir. of Corporate & Commercial Banking Center.

Nassau, Bahamas - In a display of vibrant color and captivating imagery, Scotiabank unveiled the 2018 ‘Exceptional Moments’ calendar during the Bahamas National Trust Wine & Art Festival member’s night. The twelve winning images were selected from a pool of hundreds submitted by photographers vying for a spot in the annual calendar. Photographers were tasked with submitting images that depicted their interpretation of an exceptional moment in The Bahamas.

The eleven winners walked away with $200 for each image selected, with one winner having two images selected. The final images came from a cross section of local talent with winning entries from Nassau, Abaco and Freeport. “I took a photo of a typical day on Bay Street. The photo shows an ordinary scene for people living here, but it’s an exceptional moment for many tourists in our picturesque country and historic downtown Nassau.” said 17 year old Leandra Moonsammy, the youngest contest winner, “It’s a reminder to stop and appreciate your surroundings.”

The calendar winners were the guests of honor in the Scotiabank private lounge during the Festivals members’ night. As they enjoyed seeing their photos displayed on large canvases, the Festival attendees also got an exclusive preview of the calendar photos before they are made available in branches.

Photos on display during the BNT Wine & Art Festivals members night.

“The Bahamas is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and through this annual calendar contest, we were able to capture a unique work of art, representative of the best of Bahamian culture, landscapes, flora and fauna,” commented Nakera Symonette, Scotiabank Senior Manager of Marketing and Public Relations for Caribbean North. “The quality of images submitted was truly top notch and we are grateful to have had an opportunity to share in the creative handiwork of our finalists.  It was certainly no easy task choosing the overall winners, and so we would also like to thank the many Scotiabank employees who voted and helped to select the 11 finalists. Scotiabank is proud to give such talent an outlet to be featured and recognized.”

The Scotiabank 2018 ‘Exceptional Moments’ calendar will be available in branches late November. The 2017 winners of the calendar contest are Alessandro Sarno, Gaby Rguez, Meliciana Bethel, Nowé Harris-Smith, Anthon Gardiner, Melissa Maura, Beaulah Wong, Joanne Knowles, Leandra Moonsammy, Nikita Williamson, and Linda Huber.

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