After a thrilling performance on the streets of Georgetown last Saturday, the champions of this year’s Children’s Mashramani competition are Smyth Street Nursery, Graham’s Hall Primary and South Ruimveldt Secondary in their respective categories.Graham’s Hall Primary’s float, “Guyana Arapaima”The competition saw participation from over 50 schools and children’s organisations originating from all 10 administrative regions. The competition was divided into six categories namely nursery, primary, secondary, other children’s organisations, regional and individual. Each category was tasked with designing their float to depict a specific theme. Celebration of People, Flora and Fauna, Industries, Festivals and the Regions were among the themes.Smyth Street Nursery walked away with first place for its “Protector of El Dorado, We Came First” in the nursery category. Starters, Lodge and Head Start Nurseries came in second, third and fourth respectively with their presentations of “Kaleidoscope”; “One People”, “One Nation Celebrating our Liquid Gold” and “Celebration of Our People, Their Journey to Guyana”.Graham’s Hall Primary reigned supreme in the primary category with its “Guyana Arapaima” float. North Georgetown’s “Frolic in the sun”, St Anne’s “Pollination” and St Ambrose’s “Protection for your financial reputation” gained second, third and fourth place respectively. South Ruimveldt Secondary came out on top in their category with their presentation of “Transcending Guyana’s Musical Legacy” while second place went to Tutorial High for “Creativity giving identity to society”. St“Transcending Guyana’s Musical Legacy” South Ruimveldt Secondary students during the Children’s Road March on SaturdayJohn’s College with “Guyana the ultimate tourism destination” and Kingston Secondary’s “Recycling and Upcycling” received the third and fourth prizes.The other children’s organisations category was won by the Hinterland Scholarship students who displayed “Celebration of our Culture”. Second place went to the National School of Dance for “Easter fest through the eyes of a child”. Craft Production and Design and Open Doors Centre got third and fourth place respectively for “With Craft We Shall Celebrate, When Integrated Guyana Remains Great” and “Celebrating Our Cultures, Organisation and Festivals”.Jamel Brooms copped the top spot in the individual category with “The World’s Beauty” while Oshay Roberts gained second for “Education Technology”. Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) came out on top of the regional category with “Celebration and Cooperation through Diversification and Protection”. Regions Two, Six and Four gained second, third, and fourth for their presentations of “From the Farm to the Pot”, “Rice Ah We Ting, 48 and Still Celebrating” and “Sustaining Development through Quality Education, Leadership Enterprise and Cooperation”. The winners of each category will receive cash prizes along with a trophy.This year’s competition was once again sponsored by Banks DIH with a donation in excess of $2 million. The company has expressed elation at being able to collaborate with the Education Ministry on such an event and noted that it was looking forward to joining forces with the Ministry again.