Amidst all the buzz and excitement that took place during the seventh Art Olympiad competition, Landmark Group awarded the artistic talents of eight students. With each passing year the competition which took place for students between the age group 9–11 years and 12-14 years got an overwhelming response from the fifteen participating schools.
Landmark Group organized the event for the seventh consecutive year, as it falls in line with the company’s corporate social responsibility strategy to uplift the capabilities and skills of youth in Kuwait. The event is seen as a grooming platform for these students by helping them improvise their flair and encourage their innovative ability through art.
The paintings were judged by famous Kuwaiti artists Mr. Asad Bunashi and Mrs. Maha Al Mansoor. A total of eight winners were selected at the end of the Olympiad on the basis of creativity, workmanship, overall impression and relevance to the Theme. The paintings of the young talented artists offered the judges to choose the best of the best.
This year’s competition themes which the students could select from were; my family, nature and dream for the 9-11 years category. For the 12-14 years category it was design your room, festival of Kuwait and Kuwait in 2050. There were also two special prizes for the most colorful painting and the most creative painting. All themes brought out the unique talents and skills of the participants.
Mr. Saibal Basu, Chief Operating Officer of Landmark Group Kuwait said, “The artworks of these talented children impress us with their outlook towards things around them. Once again we are proud with the number of participating students, every year the Olympiad proves to be a great accomplishment; it only gets bigger and better. Our heartfelt congratulations to the winners as well as all the other participants who made this year’s judging challenging as well as exciting.”
“We are really pleased with the winning artworks and we think that they look absolutely brilliant. I would like to thank our esteemed panel of judges Mr. Asad Bunashi and Mrs. Maha Al Mansoor who have helped make this event bigger and better year after year. I would also like to thank the teachers for their efforts and for encouraging such talents. With such an overwhelming response we are definitely looking forward to preparing for the eight Art Olympiad next year.”
As always, Landmark Group is keen on maintaining an excellent rapport and creating awareness about relevant issues among the youth with constant activities and events, while setting a platform for approx 120 students from schools of repute across Kuwait. 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 participating schools for this year’s Olympiad are: Ajial Bilingual School, Carmel School, Canadian Bilingual School, Fahaheel Al Watanieh Indian Private School Ahmadi, Indian Educational School Jleeb, Indian English Academy School- Don Bosco, Kuwait American School Salmiya, Salmiya Indian Model School, The English School Fahaheel, Indian Central School, The English School Salmiya, and Dasman Model School.
The winners received a prize, certificates and trophies. The schools were given a plaque of appreciation. All students who participated in the Olympiad were provided with gifts and participating Certificates.