Landmark Group awarded the artistic talents of eight students at the eighth Art Olympiad held this year. The event saw the participation of 140 students from 14 schools of repute across Kuwait. The atmosphere was abuzz with excitement as the names of winners were announced. The Art Olympiad which recognizes the outstanding creative talents of students got an overwhelming response.
The paintings were judged by famous Kuwaiti artist Asad Bunashi. 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.
Landmark Group organized the event for the eighth 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.
This year’s competition themes which the students could select from were; traditions, celebrations and events; seascape, landscape or cityscape; If you had to design Kuwait’s new currency what would it look like, for the 9-11 years category. For the 12-14 years category it was aviation disasters, world comparison between 1915 and 2015, I want to become …. 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.
Saibal Basu, Chief Operating Officer of Landmark Group Kuwait said, “My heartiest congratulations to the winners, I would also like to acknowledge the efforts of the rest of the talented students who participated in this competition. Their talent is a reflection of their hard work and artist vision which impress us with their outlook towards things around them. Once again we are proud and excited to hold the competition year after year and are continually amazed by the ability our young students have. Every year the Olympiad proves to be a great accomplishment; it only gets bigger and better.”
“We are really pleased with the winning artworks and we think that they look absolutely brilliant. I would like to thank our esteemed judge Mr. Asad Bunashi who has helped make this event bigger and better year after year. I would also like to thank our sponsors Fun City for the gifts and German Printing Press for the stationary. Last but not the least I 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 ninth Art Olympiad next year,” He added.
The participating schools for this year’s Olympiad are: Kuwait American School, Salmiya, The English School, Salmiya, Fahaheel Al Watanieh Indian Private School Ahmadi, Indian Educational School Jleeb, Indian Learners Own Academy, Al Ghanim Bilinguil School, Canadian Bilingual School, Indian English Academy School- Don Bosco, Indian Central School, Kuwait National English School, British School of Kuwait, Kuwait English School, Salwa, Ajail Bilingual School and The English School Fahaheel.
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. The schools were given a plaque of appreciation. All students who participated in the Olympiad were provided with gifts and participating certificates.
Age Group: 9-11 years old
1. Devya – BSK
2. Esha Banerjee- FAIPS
3. Gianta Farady – TES Salmiya
Age Group: 12-14 years old
1. Maria Elias – BSK
2. Aysha Firosh – FAIPS
3. Mariya Manoj – IEAS
Exceptional idea Award: Ansara George - ICS
Most Creative Award: Bardya Rezai- BSK
Most Colorful Award: Jamie Santos- TES Fahaheel