Kuwait – MENA Herald: As part of its commitment to the community, Landmark Group Kuwait is all set to host, for the ninth year in a row, the Art Olympiad 2016. The event will take place on January 27th from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm at Centrepoint, The Avenues Mall. This initiative is considered as part of Landmark Group’s ongoing corporate social responsibility where young artists have the opportunity to showcase their talents.

Mr. Saibal Basu, Chief Operating Officer of Landmark Group, Kuwait said, “Art Olympiad aims at supporting young talents and providing them with the opportunity to express themselves and their thoughts through Art.  We take pride in the growing popularity of this initiative and the great anticipation we see from participating schools and students.  We are certain that this year’s version of Art Olympiad will mark another success and become an incentive for potential talents to surface their creativity”.

About 150 students aged 14 years and below representing well reputable schools across Kuwait will be participating at this year’s competition. Landmark Group will provide all participants with a craft pack that includes a drawing sheet and a variety of art materials such as paints, pencils and crayons.

Over 15 schools will be participating this year including: The English School, Salmiya, Fahaheel Al Watanieh Indian Private School Ahmadi, Indian Educational School Jleeb, Indian Learners Own Academy, Ajial Bilingual School, Canadian Bilingual School, Indian English Academy School- Don Bosco, Indian Central School, British School of Kuwait , American international school and many more.

Art Olympiad objective is to bring fun and entertainment to young artists by encouraging their creativity and also by rewarding them for their participation in the art competition. It provides a grooming platform for these students by helping them improvise their flair and encourage their innovative ability through art.

Students this year will be judged on the basis of creativity, workmanship and overall impression. Judging will be held in two age categories: 1) 9-11 years, 2) 12-14 years.

First, second and third place prizes will be awarded for each category, in addition to two awards for creativity and colorfulness in which a total of eight winners will be selected at the end of the competition. Each winner will be awarded with exciting grand prizes and many other valuable gifts. They will also receive certificates and trophies in recognition of their participation, and their schools will be given a plaque of appreciation.