George was an art student at Tereora College when she took part in the contest and was very happy to be handed the long awaited prize money of $200 yesterday.
She based her logo on the original Cook Islands single coconut shelled four stringed ukulele, also illustrating the coconut tree; and graduated from Tereora College last year after completing five years of Visual Arts.
Executive committee member of the Golden Ukulele Festival Temu Okotai said, adaptations were made to the logo that is presented to the public today, but the original design is George’s.
The festival is the first of its kind in the Cook Islands and will emphasize three themes: Celebration, Commemoration and Recognition.
Participating in the festival is Vaka Rahui also known as Brother Love; he is the Pacific Music Awards Trust recipient of the 2017 Manukau Institute of Technology Lifetime Achievement Award.
He transformed Cook Islands music with his modern adaptations on the ukulele sound adding the influence of blues.
His extraordinary hit Ruketekete Te Mamae aka The Roimata Song, made the airwaves all over the world.