In the latest attempt to raise awareness of the development of Seaforth Beach, activist Raul Samuel is urging artists and designers to take part in a T-shirt designing Contest.
“It’s just out of a drive to keep the matter topical and make more people aware of the Seaforth issue. It’s not exactly making news every day so I want people to remember that it is still in existence – the move has not stopped – and at the same time use it as a fundraising event for future activities,” Samuel said in an interview.
“I didn’t want to limit it to any particular nationality. Sometimes persons may think ‘oh it’s an Antiguan thing’. We are so cosmopolitan now; I want them to realise that it goes beyond that.”
“We are all here and I want all of us to be able to use Seaforth and be aware of the issues there and to want to have a part in protecting it,” Seaforth explained.
The competition is open to all persons regardless of nationality. Designs must be submitted with the designer’s name or business name. All entries must be submitted in PDF or jpeg format and will be judged based on impact, originality and creativity.
The winning design will be used on the official T-shirt for the campaign and will be sold as a fundraising effort. The successful designer will be given recognition in all official ‘Save Seaforth’ publications.
Seaforth Beach is the island’s largest wetland area, home to many species of plants and animals.
The T-shirt competition was launched yesterday and will end on May 11 at 4pm.