Face of Grenada (FOG) collaborated with the Grenada Fisheries Division in 2015 in the Eastern Caribbean Marine Managed Areas Networks’ (ECMMAN),’This is Who We Are’ campaign. The campaign facilitates environmental education and awareness through innovative mediums such as high impact videos, environmental theater productions, radio programs, fun fairs, mascots, and photography and art competitions, among others to understand the profound impact that our daily activities or practices may have on water quality and ocean health.
The campaign contributes to the ECMMAN objective to ‘strengthen the capacity of adaptive management of marine protected areas in Grenada with the aim of enhancing the effectiveness and impact on the livelihood of coastal communities, as well as on biological diversity and ecosystem services’ by building awareness of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) particularly through support the establishment of a new MPA in Grand Anse.
Under the FOG 2015 theme “Promoting Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and Healthy Coastal Communities in Grenada.” The producers of FOG partnered with the Grenada Marine Protected Areas Network team to conduct a series of photo shoots, which were held in various Marine Protected Areas throughout the island of Grenada. To see a sample of these photos you can visit- https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.596060553868960.1073741867.347603165381368&type=3.
Emerging victorious after the FOG finale on Saturday June 13th, 2015 was 21-year-old Tiffany Evans. Tiffany, as the reigning Face of Grenada, won a number of prizes that one can only describe as exceptional. Granted by the Grenada, Ministry of Education, she will be received a full scholarship to pursue her undergraduate degree within the St. George’s University, School of Arts and Sciences Department. She will also be receiving a small grant for a project based on her platform topic which is “Establishing a Culinary Market for the Invasive Lionfish”. She will be the first Grenadian to be featured on the cover and inside pages of Caribbean POSH Magazine. She will also receive a feature with Potent Magazine, a trip to Trinidad to participate in San Fernando Fashion Week Trinidad 2016, $2,500 cash prize and many other sponsored prizes. Part of her prize was also receiving this special feature with Nu Woman Magazine.
The partnership between Face of Grenada and the Grenada Fisheries Division allowed for an innovative way to disseminate information about marine protected areas through the FOG model photography competition, fashion finale and fashion magazines such as Nu Woman Magazine and POSH Caribbean Magazine, avenues that would have otherwise been unavailable to the Fisheries Division.
In this photo, Tiffany Evans along with Adonna Campbell (first runner up) and Kara Benjamin (third runner up), sport a ‘this is who we are’ promotional t-shirt, on the MPA yacht of the Grenada Marine Protected Areas Network within the Molinere/Beausejour MPA , specifically the lovely Dragon Bay in St. George’s.
Face of Grenada founder and director, Roxanne Graham stated that, “It is our hope that these special features aid in the promotion of knowledge of marine protected areas and marine resources, and that people are made more aware of how much we both depend on and impact the sea.”
Photography by Shoulan Carter.