The annual Jipi Japa Basket Competition Award Ceremony took place at the House of Weavers in Punta Gorda Town on Saturday. Artisans who participated in the competition were awarded by Building the People Movement, a Toledo based, non-governmental organization primarily focused on economic empowerment. The first prize winner received two hundred dollars second place winner received one hundred and seventy five dollars and the third prize was a hundred and fifty dollars in cash. Participants winning in other categories received a hundred dollars in cash prize and all winners received plaques along with their cash prizes. Over forty women participated in this year’s event and Bowman says she’s grateful with all the businesses and organizations that assisted with sponsorship.