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Mauritius Students Prize

Established in 2016, the Prize invites secondary schools in Mauritius to select three students to submit one art work each to represent their school. Each school’s chosen art work is then entered into the Prize, where a select panel of judges will shortlist 20 finalists and then 1st, 2nd and Public Vote prizes will be chosen from those 20, as well as a selection of Special and Sponsor prizes.

2019 Charity Recipient (TIPA)

TIPA is a Mauritian non-governmental and non-profit organization whose mission is to empower vulnerable children to become active citizens in Mauritian society by favouring their development through the promotion of interactive pedagogy and education to Art and Culture.

Since 2007, TIPA has been working in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, teachers and school staff in ZEP primary schools (priority area schools) to develop innovative teaching strategies.

Values of “respect” and “participation” have been at the centre of TIPA’s intervention since the beginning, through the promotion of interactive pedagogy and participative methods. Such values appear central in the development of a multicultural and democratic society as Mauritius. Artistic experience has been chosen as a means to develop self-esteem and critical thinking and also as a vector for understanding and deepening the construction of our “Mauritian” culture and identity.

Key Dates

School Registrations Close: 
1st March 2019

Student Nominations Close: 
30 April 2019

Entries Period: 
1st March – 30 April 2019

Award Cermony: 
27 May 2019

2019 Judging Panel

Evan Sohun

Evan Sohun is a multifaceted and resourceful Mauritian artist, instilled with a strong artistic signature whose influences stem from the various creative stages of his life. He has been paving the way in the creative world since the age of 16, persisting in an eager and curious exploration

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Siddick Nuckcheddy

In 1975, at the age of 5 years – Siddick Nuckcheddy was already conquered by the dual passions of drawing and painting. Today, he is internationally recognized with a portfolio of impressive solo and group exhibitions. Most of his works bear a trace of home-grown roots and Mauritian nostalgia.

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Nalini Gopaul

Nalini Gopaul, Senior Lecturer and Head of the Sculpture Department at School of Fine Arts, Mahatma Gandhi Institute in Moka, Mauritius, holds a first class Master degree in Visual Arts with Specialization in Sculpture from Maharaja Sayajirao University in India.

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