KAZAKH FOREIGN MINISTRY HELD AWARD CEREMONY OF ‘KAZAKHSTAN THROUGH THE EYES OF WORLD’S CHILDREN’ DRAWING CONTEST
An award ceremony to celebrate the winners of the 1st international drawing contest Kazakhstan through the years of children of the world has taken place on 5 November 2019 in the Kazakh Foreign Ministry, involving the heads of diplomatic missions accredited in Kazakhstan, Kazakh culture and art professionals, young talents from near and far abroad, media representatives, Strategy2050.kz informs with reference to the Foreign Kazakh Ministry.
The contest destined to expose Kazakhstan, its history, culture, geography to the world’s children, to realize the children’s personal and creative potential has been held for the first time.
Total 400 works from young artists aged 7-16 from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Italy, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey, Japan and others have been received during the contest, with the children encouraged to draw paintings by the following topics: Fairy tales and legends of the Kazakh people, Kazakh history, Landscapes of Kazakhstan, Sacral sites of Kazakhstan, National holidays and Customs and traditions of the Kazakh people.
Following the contest 70 works have been displayed in the Kazakh Foreign Ministry, and the prizes and thank you letters were handed over to the winners.
The award ceremony saw Roman Vassilyenko, deputy foreign ministry, addressing the participants and noting that the contest is another step toward promoting the country.
The participation of children from different countries speaks to the interest of young talents in Kazakhstan, he said.
He expressed hope that the contest could be a good tradition and expand the geography of its participants once it is held on a yearly base.
Among the participants was Tleuzhan Batanov , Chairman of the Jury, a honored culture professional and member of the Union of Painters of Kazakhstan.
The Kazakhstan through the years of children of the world contest was held by the UNESCO Children’s Art School-Club in Nur-Sultan, the Education Department of Nur-Sultan, the Contemporary Art Center Kulanshi, the philanthropic foundation for creative undertakings of young talents Baita, and the International Union of Tutors-Artists’ Office (Russia) in Kazakhstan.
Source: Kazakhtan 2050