Sunday 31, January 2016

Kuwait – MENA Herald: Landmark Group announced the awarded talented students at the ninth Art Olympiad held this year. The event witnessed the participation of 180 students from 18 well reputed schools across Kuwait.

Famous Kuwaiti artists Asad Bunashi, Maha Al Mansoor and Mariam Al Mulla judged all participating paintings and have selected a total of eight winners at the end of the event. All wining paintings were selected on the basis of creativity, workmanship and overall impression.
The 9th Art Olympiad event is part of Landmark Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy to elevate the capabilities and skills of youth in Kuwait. The event is seen as a training platform for these students by helping them improvise their flair and encourage their innovative ability through Art.
This year’s competition had two key age categories 9-11 and 12-14 years. Each of these categories had a total of three winners First, Second and Third place. In addition to the 6 awards there were three special prizes awarded as recognition for the Most Creative, Most Colorful and best Design & Imagination paintings

Commenting on the event, Mr. Saibal Basu, Chief Operating Officer of Landmark Group Kuwait said: “I would like to extend my sincerest wishes to the winners; and would also like to acknowledge the efforts of all the talented students who participated in this competition. Their creativity is a reflection of their hard work and artist vision which illustrates their views towards their surroundings. Once again we are proud and excited to host the Art Olympiad year after year as it proves to be a great success”.

Basu further added: “We are really pleased with the winning paintings as they are very Expressive and meets all the judging criteria. I would like to thank our valued judges Asad Bunashi, Maha Al Mansoor and Mariam Al Mulla who have helped make this event Bigger and Better.”

“We would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to the teachers for their efforts and support in nurturing these talents and guiding them to develop their creativity”. Basu concluded.

The participating schools for this year’s Olympiad were: Al Ghanim Bilingual School, American International School, Ajial Bilingual School, British School of Kuwait, Carmel School, Canadian Bilingual School, Fahaheel Al Watanieh Indian Private School Ahmadi, Indian Central School, Indian Educational School, Indian English Academy School- Don Bosco, Indian Learners Own Academy, International British School, Kuwait American School, Kuwait English School, Kuwait National English School, Salmiya Indian Model School, The English School Fahaheel and The English School-Salmiya.

Landmark Group is always keen on maintaining an excellent rapport and creating awareness about relevant issues among the youth with constant activities and events. Children were provided with a craft pack that included a drawing sheet and a variety of art materials such as paints, pencils and crayons.

The winners received a prize, certificates and trophies, while all participating schools were given a plaque of appreciation.