Three primary school students on Nevis unlocked their creativity to win the St. Kitts Bottling Company’s “Unlocking the Creativity in Me”poster competition. The competition sought to have students use the remains of plastic Sparkle bottles to make artistic designs. The handing over ceremony took place at the Boarding Room of TDC at Pinneys Estate on Thursday (May 29). Kaylan William of the Charlestown Primary, Tershean Wilkinson of the St. Thomas’ Primary and Destiny Lowe of the Joycelyn Liburd Primary, secured the top spots out of thirteen participating schools. Seven of the thirteen participating schools were Nevisian, and the top five entries chosen were also from Nevis. Other participating schools from Nevis were St. James’ Primary School, Maude Crosse Preparatory School, Nevis Academy, and Elizabeth Pemberton Primary School. Anthony Sutton, Operations Manager at the SKBC, described how the idea of the competition came about to showcase hidden talents. “Our CEO who has long recognized that we have a lot of talent but we were looking for the avenue in which the students could use that to display the talents and bring them to the forefront.”Walwyn Moving, TDC representative, said, “The Sparkle product has many wrappers and covers left throughout Nevis so it was fitting for the Bottling Company to come up with such a program… and this allowed for young people to use these products to generate different artistic pieces.”Palsy Wilkin, Principal Education Officer with the Ministry of Education congratulated and commended the efforts of the students who participated and told of how proud she was. “I must commend the principals, teachers, and parents who worked and guided the students in bringing out the creativity which we do know that they have in them,’she said. Cash prizes were awarded to the winning schools in the amounts of $1000, $800 and $500. The students also received iPads and Sparkle drinks for themselves and their respective schools. The winning pieces will not be kept from the public eye as they will be on display at the Bottling Company and will be incorporated into marketing aspects of the company, according to Noah Mills, representative of TDC. Plans are also afoot for the annual hosting of the competition, according to Mr. Sutton, ‘so we want you to continue to be thinking creatively and express it in your work,”he encouraged the students.