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Gwyneth wins again

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Gwyneth Squires copped the prize for best overall Grand Kadooment Band in the large category this year.

In results released by the National Cultural Foundation, Squires took the top prize, followed by Avery Hackett of Krave The Band and Ryan Austin of Zulu International.

Squires was also best Festival designer based on both concepts for this year’s Grand Kadooment and Junior Kadooment. She said she knew she had a win in the bag.

“I’m elated! I know I would’ve done it, because I went and see all of the bands and I see the theme excellence. It’s a theme that took me 10 months to pick. All of a sudden I came up with it, and I knew I had to be there,” Squires said confidently.

Betty West took the top prize among the small bands, ahead of Quincy Jones (Youth Explosion) and Trevor Chase of Ooutrage. Didi Winston was named Flagperson of the Year. 

To see pictures from Grand Kadooment Day, click here.

The following are the official results for Grand Kadooment 2014 as released by the National Cultural Foundation today.

Historical

1. Youth Explosion Crop Over Band (Bandleader Quincy Jones) Crop Over We Love 2. Ooutraje Kadooment Band (Trevor Chase) Old Time Something Come Back Again 2. Gwyneth Squires Kadooment Band (Gwyneth Squires)Controversee 2014 

Topical

1. Gwyneth Squires Kadooment Band (Gwyneth Squires) Controversee 2014 2. Youth Explosion Crop Over Band (Bandleader Quincy Jones) Crop Over We Love 3. Ooutraje Kadooment Band (Trevor Chase) Old Time Something Come Back Again

Traditional

1. Betty West Kadooment Band (Betty West) Kaiso Tents In De Festival 2. Youth Explosion Crop Over Band (Bandleader Quincy Jones) Crop Over We Love 3. Wednesday 2000 (M. Holder/B. Corbin) Nirvana: This Is Kadooment 

Fantasy

1. Krave The Band (Avery Hackett) The Big Bang 2. Zulu International (Ryan Austin) Once Upon A Time 3. Power X Four (Chetwin Stewart) Journey To The Caribbean  Most Colourful Large Band Gwyneth Squires Kadooment Band (Gwyneth Squires) Controversee 2014

Most Colourful Small Band

Wednesday 2000 (M. Holder/B. Corbin) Nirvana: This Is Kadooment

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Community Costume

1. Youth Explosion Crop Over Band (Bandleader Quincy Jones) Crop Over We Love 2. Wednesday 2000 (M. Holder/B. Corbin) Nirvana: This Is Kadooment 3. Reggie Cave Kadooment Band (Reggie Cave) Mas 'N Music

Best Individual Male

1. Adrian Brathwaite - Caught Up In A Net Of Diplomacy - Gwyneth Squires Kadooment Band 2. Randolph Auld - Mr Harding – Ooutraje Kadooment Band 3. Rodney Powers - Sweetest Summer Festival - Dragonfly Mass

Best Individual Female

1. Shelley Durant - Dance Against The Duel - Gwyneth Squires Kadooment Band 2. Rhonda Stafford - Living In A Fool’s Paradise - Gwyneth Squires Kadooment Band 3. Marilyn Rice-Bowen - La Belle Afrique - Betty West Kadooment Band

Winston Jordan Award-Flagperson Of The Year

1. Didi Winston - Gwyneth Squires Kadooment Band - Gwyneth Squires 2. Justin Poleon - Youth Explosion Crop Over Band - Quincy Jones 3. Shamika Walters - Reggie Cave Kadooment Band - Reggie Cave

George Dear Award- Best Band On The Road

1. Betty West Kadooment Band (Betty West) Kaiso Tents In De Festival 2. Ooutraje Kadooment Band (Trevor Chase) Old Time Something Come Back Again 3. Gwyneth Squires Kadooment Band (Gwyneth Squires) Controversee 2014

Presentation Of The Year

1. Youth Explosion Crop Over Band (Quincy Jones) Crop Over We Love 2. Gwyneth Squires Kadooment Band (Gwyneth Squires) Controversee 2014 3. Betty West Kadooment Band (Betty West) Kaiso Tents In De Festival

BMA Brands Of Barbados Award (Large Band) Not Awarded

BMA Brands Of Barbados Award (Small Band)

Mas Mania Production (Patricia Sealy) Explore Barbados Bridgetown & Its Garrison:

World Heritage Award Not Awarded

Robert Weekes Award- Best Festival Designer

1. Gwyneth Squires - Gwyneth Squires Junior & Grand Kadooment Bands 2. Reggie Cave - Reggie Cave Junior & Grand Kadooment Bands 3. Renee Ratcliffe – St Gabriel's School Band/ Youth Explosion  

Most Promising Emerging Designer

Fifth Element Kiddies Kadooment Band - De Climate & We (Kevin Small)

HIV/AIDS Awareness Award HIV/AIDS Awareness

Mascot - Mas Mania Production (Patricia Sealy)

Large Band Of The Year

1. Gwyneth Squires Kadooment Band (Gwyneth Squires) Controversee 2014 2. Krave The Band (Avery Hackett) The Big Bang 3. Zulu International (Ryan Austin) Once Upon A Time

Small Band Of The Year

1. Betty West Kadooment Band (Betty West) Kaiso Tents In De Festival 2. Youth Explosion Crop Over Band (Quincy Jones) Crop Over We Love 3. Ooutraje Kadooment Band (Trevor Chase) Old Time Something Come Back Again  

Best Party Band

Wednesday 2000 (M. Holder /B. Corbin) Nirvana: This Is Kadooment

Best Overseas Band

Guadeloupe  

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