The Kuwait Times felicitated winners with gifts at the ‘Kuwait Beautiful and Green’ award ceremony on Monday, 6 April. The 10th Student Art Competition was hosted at the GUST (Gulf University for Science and Technology) building. Held under the patronage of the Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al- Hmoud Al-Sabah, the contest witnessed the successful participation of more than 11,800 students between the ages of 6 to 18 from over 90 public, private, Arab and foreign schools in Kuwait, as well as special-needs students. Chevron and Zain Communications, the companies who were the official sponsors of the competition, send their representatives to attend the ceremony.
A panel of distinguished Kuwaiti and Expatriate judges, namely Kuwaiti Formative Artist Abdelkareem Al-Enezi, Kuwaiti Formative Artist and Musician Abdul-Aziz Arti, a graduate of the arts university from UkraineSvetlana Arndt, and Kuwaiti Formative Artist Ameera Ashkanani judged the various paintings. They evaluated the artwork and issued points based to the parameters set according to age and category of students.
The categories were Elementary (6-8), Junior (9-11), Intermediate (12-14), Secondary (15-17) and students with special needs. The 3 winners of the Elementary 6 to 8 category, who distinguished themselves as exemplary were Amal Raed Abdulnabi from Al Salam Elementary School, Fatema Hamed Ashkanani from Mishref Elementary School and Albert Sibichan Jacob from Indian Learners Own Academy.
The winners of the 9 to 11 category whose paintings were outstanding were Salma Abdullah Alzamanan from Laila Al-Quraihisya School, Latifa Al-Kuhaim from Universal American School and Christy Binoy from ICSK Khaitan. The first place of the 12-14 category was Omar Mohamad Eid from Khalifa Talal Aljare, and the Winner in the 15-17 category was Aya Karem Mohammad from Al Ekhlas School. The Best Among the Best award was received by Roseanne Ismail from British School of Kuwait, and the First place Winner from the Special -Needs category was Ghalia Khalid Al-Saei from Manarat School.