After weeks of excitement surrounding Atlantis’ inaugural Divisional Wall Mural competition, judgment day finally came on Monday. The crowd buzzed in the Speedway Security Checkpoint as Atlanteans anxiously anticipated which area would be crowned champion!
As the judges – Howard Karawan, Alan Wallace & Pam Burnside – made their way throughout the property to view the murals, many Divisions put on a spectacle that included acting, singing and dancing leaving the judges BLOWN AWAY with not only the creativity of the art pieces themselves, but also the passion and personality many areas put into their presentations.
The competition was tight as each Division brought their A game.
Taking home third place was the Casino Division for their depiction of the Exumas! Featuring the infamous swimming pigs and all-island regatta, their mural was a crowd favourite as they also shared top honours
for their presentation along with the Food & Beverage Division, during the judging process.
In second place was the Laundry Division whose take on Ragged Island wowed the judges with its vibrant depiction of tranquil island life and industrious island inhabitants.
Ultimately, the GUEST ACTIVITIES Division was named the 2017 Champions for their very neatly executed mural of Rum Cay. Led by Celeste Harding, the intricate details depicted in their mural and the use of glass stood out to the judges and took home gold in the end. Their win was truly a team effort as colleagues from across their many departments each participated and left their unique touch on the mural.
Other notable murals included Marine & Water Park as they built in a permanent fish tank exhibit into the wall! The team intends to regularly change out the marine life in the tank so as to continuously bring new life to the exhibit.
We thank everyone that participated and made this event a success. This competition truly brought out the Passion, Respect, Urgency, Creativity and overall Exceptionalism of each of our colleagues and we look forward to expanding on this initiative in the future.
Special thanks to Alan Wallace who, in addition to serving as one of the judges, met with each Division to help conceptualize their ideas and laid the foundation that collectively we made COME TO LIFE.
Third place will receive $1,000.00, second place will be awarded $2,000 and first place winners will take home a whopping $3,000.00 in cash.
The winning mural will also be featured in a full page spread in local newspapers and a new section will be created on the AtlantisBahamas.com website where visitors will get to explore the creativity of our colleagues and learn more information on the various islands of The Bahamas depicted in the murals.