Health Minister Kim Wilson announced the the winners of the Cup Match Mask Mania competition this week saying it was “a unique way” to “celebrate our beloved Cup Match while also highlighting the importance of practicing good health behaviours, such as mask-wearing, which help to protect us from the threat of COVID-19”.
“International health organizations around the world agree that cloth face coverings are a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19 that could reduce the spread of the disease, preventing people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others,” said Ms Wilson.
“Thank you to my incredible team at the Department of Health for finding such a creative way to promote the importance of wearing a face covering while also honoring the Cup Match tradition. Cup Match Mask Mania certainly builds on the fun, competitive spirit of Cup Match. I’d also like to give a big ‘thank you’ to the public for submitting so many creative and beautiful masks in support of their Cup Match team.”
In the ‘Hit A Six’ Category (for overall best decorated mask):
- Highly Commended: Lorna Jean Williams
- 3rd place: Carol Anne Simmons
- 2nd place: Cindy Laws
- 1st place: Lynne Wade
In the Silly Mid-On Category (for silliest mask):
- 2nd place: Carol Anne Simmons
- 1st place: Marilyn Sannamalm.
The Captain’s Choice Award (Child Category):
- Highly commended: Sky Lightbourne
- 1st place boy: Kaden Kelly
- 2nd place girl: Maya Fitzmaurice-Trott
The Captain’s Choice Award (Adult Category):
- Highly commended adult female: Sheryll Kelly
- 1st place adult female: Carol-Anne Simmons
The overall Cup Match Mask Mania Champions: Somerset Cricket Club
The awards ceremony was held at the National Stadium.