Em­bassy of Le­banon in Kuwait an­nounces stu­dents’ art com­pe­ti­tion

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Sup­ported by Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, the Gen­eral Co­or­di­na­tor of this com­pe­ti­tion an­nounces that more than 10,000 stu­dents from 232 schools par­tic­i­pated in a paint­ing com­pe­ti­tion un­der the slo­gan of “Le­banon His­tory & Cul­ture”. The con­test aims to ed­u­cate stu­dents in Kuwait about the her­itage, cul­tures and civ­i­liza­tions of Le­banon. The con­test’s slo­gan mo­ti­vates stu­dents to ex­press their knowl­edge of Le­banon through art.

The art com­pe­ti­tion’s theme is “Le­banon His­tory & Cul­ture”, which is fo­cused on en­cour­ag­ing stu­dents to ex­press their knowl­edge of Le­banon by tak­ing them on a jour­ney to dis­cover Le­banon’s cul­ture and how the Le­banese peo­ple emerged from var­i­ous civ­i­liza­tions over thou­sands of years. It was home to the Phoeni­cians, and was sub­se­quently con­quered and oc­cu­pied by the Assyr­i­ans, the Greeks, the Ro­mans, the Per­sians, the Arabs, the Cru­saders, the Ot­toman Turks and the French.

This va­ri­ety is re­flected in Le­banon’s di­verse pop­u­la­tion, com­posed of dif­fer­ent re­li­gious groups, and fea­tures in the coun­try’s fes­ti­vals, mu­si­cal styles, lit­er­a­ture, cui­sine of Le­banon and ar­chi­tec­ture of Le­banon.

The famed Cedars of Le­banon are fre­quently cited as a sym­bol of beauty and strength. In ad­di­tion to the many Bi­b­li­cal sites lo­cated in south­ern Le­banon, the Qadisha Val­ley, also known as the “Holy Val­ley,” re­veals a wealth of hid­den, rock­cut monas­ter­ies, grot­toes, and sa­cred sites from the ear­li­est days of Chris­tian­ity.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing stu­dents will draw any­thing re­lated to the above theme us­ing any ma­te­rial they pre­fer. They will cre­ate and pro­vide the best art­work to en­able them to en­ter in the com­pe­ti­tion. Draw­ing sheets are of­fered to par­tic­i­pants free of charge. Se­lec­tion of win­ners: The com­mit­tee will con­sist of ex­pert artist who will se­lect the best art­work by cat­e­gory. There will be 10 win­ners from each cat­e­gory and 10 from “spe­cial ef­fort”. Cri­te­ria will in­clude cre­ativ­ity, amount of ef­fort and tech­nique.

The top 10 win­ners from five cat­e­gories will be given valu­able prizes and cer­tifi­cates by their names. Fur­ther­more, the com­pe­ti­tion is open for art teach­ers and par­tic­i­pat­ing schools will be given cer­tifi­cates. The last day to sub­mit art sheets will be on 19th March. The clos­ing event will be hosted at Hol­i­day Inn-Salmiya, an IHG ho­tel un­der the pa­tron­age of Le­banon em­bassy. In­vi­ta­tion is open for all spon­sors com­pa­nies as fol­lows: Asia elec­tro me­chan­i­cal com­pany, Saba Group Int, Al­re­fai com­pany, Bei­doun com­pany, M2R ad­ver­tis­ing, Al Hoss En­gi­neer­ing & Trans­port Com­pany, United Colors.

Schools prin­ci­pals and art teach­ers, win­ners and their par­ents, am­bas­sadors and top VIPS. Also the gen­eral co­or­di­na­tor an­nounced that they choose Al Jareda Ara­bic news­pa­per as a strate­gic part­ner for this com­pe­ti­tion.

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