Heritage Photo contest deadline extended to June 15


GRAND CASE – There’s more time to share your interpretation of The Spirit of St. Martin. The deadline for the 2016 Heritage Photo Contest has been extended to June 15, to allow more people to share their photography and ideas about the island.

The Heritage Photo Contest and Exhibition was developed by Les Fruits de Mer to showcase art created here on St. Martin/St. Maarten, and to engage residents, especially children, in thinking about their heritage.

This year’s theme, The Spirit of St. Martin, was chosen to inspire entrants to explore the many aspects of nature, history, people and culture that make the island unique. Over 120 photos have been submitted so far this year, featuring animals, landscapes, historical buildings, local events and much more.

“There are some amazing images and stories in the online gallery for the 2016 contest,” said Les Fruits de Mer President Jenn Yerkes. “We’re excited to see so many different ideas about what represents the spirit of the island, so we’re giving folks a little extra time to contribute.”

Entry is free, open to all ages, and people can enter as many times as they like. The Heritage Gallery of current entries and all contest information, including how to enter, can be found at http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/category/spirit-of-st-martin/.

All qualifying entries will go on display in the online Heritage Gallery. Judging will take place after the submissions period ends, and selected entries will be featured in the Heritage Photo Exhibition, which will be open to the public. Awards will be given for the winning entries in three categories: Adult, Under 18 and People’s Choice.