Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Waterman wins Chocolate Army Design Challenge

(L-R) Director/Band leader Mr. Shane Blackett , Brand Manager Mr. Shawn Taitt , wearing the winning costume model Sharene Hewitt , winning designer Melissa Waterman , Director Band leader Mr. Jason Parris and committee member Mr. Gregg Jones.

(L-R) Director/Band leader Mr. Shane Blackett , Brand Manager Mr. Shawn Taitt , wearing the winning costume model Sharene Hewitt , winning designer Melissa Waterman , Director Band leader Mr. Jason Parris and committee member Mr. Gregg Jones.

The organizers of Chocolate Army provided local designers the opportunity to be part of one of the biggest Foreday Morning bands for Crop Over 2018. 

The popular band recently hosted an inaugural Design Challenge which was conceptualized to provide greater exposure to the immense talent residing within the region. The Design Challenge was also used as a way to create opportunities for entrepreneurs and to add greater value for creatives during the Crop Over season. 
 
The response to the Challenge was encouraging with ten finalists moving on from the preliminary round to vie for attractive cash prizes and the coveted opportunity to design a section for this year's production- Tropical Seduction

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When the dust settled, designer Melissa Waterman emerged head and shoulders above the rest while second place went to Tomeshia Turpin and third place to Chelsea Goodman.  

This year's ForeDay Morning Jam takes place on August 3 and Chocolate Army will be carrying a total of 15 sections on the road at very affordable prices. The band has also chosen to partner with Grand Kadooment Band, Zulu International, where revelers have the option of a combo package if they wish to partake in both jumps.