SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Beyond Kultura Events Foundation (BKE) has called up all children and adults of Saba, Statia, Sint Maarten and Anguilla to participate in its writing competition on people’s experiences with the COVID-19 and the Lock down period, BKE said in a statement on Tuesday.
Main questions were: How are you and your family coping with the condition or situation? Is your world upside down because of the lock down? What do you like and what do you dislike about this period? As a whole, what are your feelings about the situation and what are your expectations and wishes? Which opportunities do you see? The deadline for submission of Poems, Haiku, Letters, Cry out etc. 15th of May.
An international committee of literary specialists have gotten the poems and letters with only a code to maintain objectivity in the judging process. The committee has selected the best poems for Beyond Kultura. We are very happy with the high quality of the entrees.
The winners in the Category Children for Poems and Haiku are: Gabriel Amado with title Free, Gabriel Antunez with Me in Quarantine, Arhan Baharani with Coping with Confinement, Christiaan (Chris) de Wilde with Coronavirus, Stella Palmer with Confinement, Sahana Rinker with Quarantine, Pranay Shahdadpuri with Coronavirus (Third Place), Kendrys Vilorio with Virtual Hug.
The winners in the Category Children for Letters are: Ahmad Abdallah with title Stop Covid-19, Stefanie Frederiks with How I Am Coping with Confinement, Sophia Suire with with How I Am Coping with Confinement (First Place).
The winners in the Category Adults for Poems and Haiku are: Marianne Tefft with Corona-mania and Miss Corona (Second Place), Joycelyn Hanley with The dark side and the upside of COVID 19, Loekie Morales with A Warning Corona Virus Pledge.
The winners in the Category Adults for Letters & Cry Out are: Xiomara Frans Muller with title That mean COVID-19, Loekie Morales with Life Changing COVID-19, Lixzandra Marquez with Dear Rona COVID-19 Letter, Orlando Patterson with Humans are innately good as a species and Loekie Morales with Protection is the best key for COVID-19.
The best poems, Haiku’s, letters and cry outs will be published soon.