Trinidad and Tobago School Of Photography (TTSOP) Celebrates Its Competition Winners
August 2018

The Trinidad and Tobago School of Photography (TTSOP) held its first photo competition for past students recently and the winners were presented with their prizes at the school’s compound, Caroni Savannah Road, Chaguanas, on Sunday 19th August 2018.

The overall winner was young Kadina Baksh who copped three prizes: placing first in the Best Child Photo category with her photo “In Flight”, second in the Best Bird Photo category with “Bonding Together” and second in the Best Village or Community Photo category with “It’s Home Time”.

Overall winner Kadina Baksh (right) receives one of her trophies 

First place in the Best Bird Photo category went to Canadian student Tony Jardine with “It’s Lunch Time” and third place went to Victoria Cruickshank-Taylor with “Humming In Her Nest”. Jardine was unable to be present (since he had returned to Canada) but sent a video message extending his gratitude to the school for improving his photography skills.

In the Best Child Photo category, second place went to Asha Lakhee with ”Photo Me” and third place went to Tony Jardine with “Ducky Ducky”.

In the Best Village or Community category Keisha Soondar placed first with “Village Transport” and third place went to Leanna Maharaj with “Village Drummers”.

In the Best Street Photo category Prisca Redhead placed first with “Crucifixion”, second place went to Trisha Goonraj with ”Road Side Roti” and Jeremy Ramoutar took third place with a photo themed “Living On The Edge”. It was a particularly emotional moment for Goonraj, who lost an arm in an accident two years, and she received a special ovation from the audience for her efforts.

WINNERS ROW: From left:  Leanna Maharaj, Keisha Soondar, Overal Winner Kadina Baksh, Jeremy Ramoutar, Prisca Redhead, Victoria Crusickshank-Taylor, Asha Lakhee, and Trisha Goonraj

The feature speaker at the reception was Bishop Dr. Dave Alleyne who reminisced on photographs taken during his childhood days and emphasised the importance of photography in preserving precious memories.

The Trinidad and Tobago School of Photography has been in existence for eight years. Its founder and director is Krishna Maharaj, who is the Chief Photographer and Acting Photo Editor of the Trinidad Express. In November of 2018, Maharaj will be celebrating forty-five years in photo journalism. During the ceremony, winners took the opportunity to express their gratitude to Maharaj for the guidance he had provided to them in improving their photography.

TTSOP Founder and Director Krishna Maharaj during his address

The competition was sponsored by Caribbean Airlines Limited, Medicine Stop Pharmacy, United Bulfinch Association, Tirat Construction Limited, United Engineering and Randy Seemungal.

Persons interested in enrolling for classes at the Trinidad & Tobago School of Photography can contact the school at 780-9978 or 682-2593, visit the website at or search for Trinidad & Tobago School of Photography on Facebook.





By: Author | EVENTS | August 2018