On Monday, 21 February HSBC Malta hosted the Award Giving Ceremony of our Holocaust Remembrance Student Art Contest 2023 in the presence of NWAMI International Malta President Maria-Gabriele Doublesin and family members of the two winners, Lily Briffa, age 11, main winner and Leonee Camilleri, age 12, winner of the special award for using recycled material. Both winners are students at St. Joseph Paola, Form 1 and Form 2.
Main winner of the NWAMI International Malta - HSBC Foundation Malta Award:
Lily Camilleri, 11 years old. She attends St Joseph School Paola, Form 1. The jury was impressed by the quotes Lily had skilfully woven into her artwork. Lily would like to study Art and computing as an option from form 3. Last year she took part in a painting competition about what she wants to become when she grows up and she made a poster that her dream is to work as a digital artist or a special effects artist in the movie industry. Her field of study and interest is in Arts. Although Lily is also a talented dancer, she loves to dance a lot. Her mother said “no one knows what the future might hold but it seems her mind is to do something in the artistic and creative fields. We will definitely support her to make her dreams come true”.
HSBC Foundation Malta Special Award for using recycled material
Leonee Camilleri, age 12 St. Joseph School Paola, Form 2. Leonee’s artwork caught the jury’s attention because she used the cardboard of a profiterole packing to paint on.
Leonee loves art and football. Her mother said that Leonee would like to become a forensic scientist. Leonee said that the competition’s theme ‘What does the Holocaust mean to you in 2023 inspired her school to discuss this theme in class. Leonee wanted to transmit the feeling of suffering that millions of people had to go through with her artwork.