Keisha Hill, Gleaner Writer
After an exciting day-and-night affair that spanned 24 hours in the nation's capital, the spectacular sights and scenes captured by photographers from across the island are unveiled today.
The Capturing Kingston photo competition was hosted by The Gleaner as part of its coverage of the 140th anniversary celebration of Kingston as the capital of Jamaica. The winning pictures are published in The Gleaner today in a special City of Kingston photo album.
Participants were rewarded with prizes in 10 categories, and sponsors Courts Jamaica Ltd and LIME were pleased with the quality of work presented by the competitors.
Elon Parkinson, corporate communications manager at LIME, said the company has shared in much of Kingston's 140 years as Jamaica's capital is where its operations continue to be headquartered. He said LIME's sponsorship of Capturing Kingston underscores the importance of this common history.
"Indeed, Kingston, with its many generations of people who hail from other places in and out of Jamaica, has been transformed into a grand melting pot of culture and commerce. LIME collaborates with Capturing Kingston to encourage photographers and photo enthusiasts to bring out the vibrancy, creativity and even the complexities of a city that continues to be in transformation mode," Parkinson said.
He added that telling the story of a 140-year-old city in a 24-hour photo shoot was an ambitious task.
LIME gave away prizes in three photography sections - Best News, Best Historical and Best Human Interest.
Meanwhile, according to Janet Sylvester, marketing director at Unicomer Jamaica Limited (Courts), the company was pleased to have been a part of the exciting and innovative photo competition initiated by The Gleaner.
"On behalf of Courts, I extend a warm congratulations to all the participants and winners who used their creative skills to capture the beautiful sights and scenes in the city of Kingston … the heart and soul of Jamaica. I am sure the winners of our sponsored prizes of a 42" LED television and a Sony laptop will be delighted," Sylvester said.
Stewart Motors provided transportation services.