The initiative aimed to offer a platform for those interested in showcasing their artistic skills in the hope of winning a 3 year bursary valued at R135, 000 towards a National Diploma in Integrated Fine Art, Animation and Graphic Design to study at CFAD.
"We're aware of our social responsibilities towards our communities and have identified this project to allow us to give back," says Raveshin Veerasamy, Marketing Manager of The Atrium Berea.
The competition called on our youth to tap into their creative side to conceptualise a Christmas themed piece of artwork communicating the importance of going green. This could be done using a medium of their choice i.e. through the use of household recyclable items, a pencil to sketch or paintbrush to paint.
"We received amazing pieces of work from scholars throughout Durban and were extremely impressed with the innovation and creativity presented," concludes Veerasamy.
The winner of the competition is 15 year Shivan Delomoney, current Grade 11 scholar of Durban High School. Shivan, demonstrated high levels of talent through the use of digital graphics and submitted a piece which read "The North Pole is not what it used to be RudolphIf we don't love the world around us, there won't be a world to love."