On Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 5 pm, the 2019 Street Art Challenge awards ceremony was organized by the Monaco City Council in partnership with UPAW (Urban Painting Around the World). Held in the presence of Marjorie Crovetto Harroch, Deputy Mayor in charge of the Environment, Environment and Sustainable Development and representing Mayor Georges Marsan.
As a reminder, last March, during a public meeting of the Communal Council, students of Collège Charles III participating in the 2018-2019 Communal Junior Project, submitted to the elected officials their project to organize an art contest urban school for college students. This idea particularly appealed to the Communal Council. It could be implemented in record time thanks to the motivation and responsiveness of all – students and teachers, elected and administrative services of the City Council. And especially organizers of UPAW who have agreed to host this contest on their event.
Three teams of college students entered the Street Art Challenge Junior competition, and worked tirelessly from Tuesday, June 25 to Thursday, June 27, to make their painting on the theme chosen by UPAW this year, “Animals Endangered”.
During the deliberations, the jury, made up of internationally renowned street art artists, the gallery owner Willem Speerstra, collectors José Giannotti and Paolo di Nola, as well as Mayor Georges Marsan and his Deputy in charge of Youth, Chloé Boscagli Leclercq, already impressed by the motivation and involvement of these young people, was just as much by the quality of their work.
At the awards ceremony, Alberto Colman, organizer of UPAW, announced the winners alongside Marjorie Crovetto Harroch:
1st prize – Team composed of Laetitia Grandidier and Venice Board (Charles III College – 3rd 7th) , Miriam Boughos and Roufail Boughos (Collège Charles III – 4th 3)
2nd prize – Team composed of Tesla Martin (Collège Charles III – 4th 6th) and Natasha Newby (International School of Monaco – 9th grade)
3rd prize – Team composed of Noëlle Canonge, Constance Saussier and Stella Marchi (Charles III College – 5th 7th)
The Monaco City Hall awarded each participant with a trophy and a good FNAC, as well as a medal by UPAW. Like the works of professional artists, the canvases were then sold at auction and acquired respectively for sums of € 600 for the first prize, € 410 for the 2nd prize and € 300 for the 3rd prize.