Winners of on-line kid’s competition on Covid-19 pandemic announced

  • 4 weeks   ago
Children Fight Corona
The competition was aimed to provide an opportunity for youngsters to creatively express their thoughts and imagination on the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The Little Art Qatar have announced winners of an online arts competition #ChildrenFightCorona for children and young artists.
 
The competition was aimed to provide an opportunity for youngsters to creatively express their thoughts and imagination on the COVID-19 pandemic.  The focus was on inviting children and youth to express their ideas, fear, hopes and thoughts through different creative expressions by participating in the ArtBeat Digital – National Child Art Competition Qatar by submitting their artworks online.
 
According to a statement on their website – “The COVID- 19 pandemic has affected our lives in unimaginable ways. With social distancing and isolation being the only known way of stemming the spread, it is expected to affect children and youth more than others due to their innate energy and curiosity. It is important to know what their fears and hopes are? How do they want to see their future and the future of the world?
 
We are hoping that this crisis will soon be over and we would be able to continue with our daily lives. COVID-19 pandemic will only be found in our history books but how exactly will we and our children remember these days?
 
How we were not able to move and travel freely? How we are not able to meet our loved ones? How we are not able to join our friends in parks? How we were missing our schools and class rooms? What activities kept us and our families occupied at homes during the lock down? How we formed renewed relationships with our siblings, parents and loved ones at home?
 
These stories of our children and youth are important to know what their thoughts are and how they were facing these times.”
 
Speaking to QATARDAY, Shazia Bhanji, well known paper sculpture artist, Vice Chairperson of International Artists - Doha and jury member said, “I am delighted to be part of Qatar’s first National Child Art Competition "ArtBeat" as a jury member. In these difficult times of Covid-19, it is so crucial to guide Qatar's children and youth towards creativity and to provide innovative competitions as an outlet to excite and engage them.”
 
There were two types of prizes - the Public Choice Award depending on number of ‘likes’ voted by the audience and the other was the Jury Choice Award selected by an esteemed jury panel comprising of well-known artistic personalities Shazia Bhanji, Khalifa Al Marri, Muna Al Badar, Hessa Kalla, Suzaa Joumaa, Micheal Perrone, Dr Sheta Faraj Abuu Al Numan, Bhenaz Larsen and Nourbanu Feras Hujazi.
 
Following are the winners:
 
JURY CHOICE AWARDS
(3-9 years)
 Raphael Jordan Marshall, Jaquan Andre Rosal and Vaishnavi Udayachanra.
(10 -14 years)
Jibreel, Mashael Alhathai and Janat Hassan Ahmed.
(15 -18 years)
Umaima Paracha, KR Arjuna Suvraj and Esther Praveena.
(19-24 years)
Dhabiha Hassan Al Bader, Abdulla Ahmad Alemadi and Fatma Ali.
 
 PUBLIC CHOICE AWARDS
(3-9 years)
Ronaldo Rio Marshall, Hosna Edwin and Thuwan Usman Imran
(10-14 years)
Nakshatra Vigneshwaran, Amihan Ali Abdullah and Aashita Biju
(15-18 years)
Janat Hassan Ahmed Ahmed, Dhabiha Hassan Al Bader and William Margarrete P. Sibulo
(19-24 years)
Dhanya Mohd Al-Khulaifi, Jameela Ali Mohammad and Dima Alhathal
 
The jury plans to curate an exhibition on the prestigious online platform Google Cultural Institute who will host the exhibition of the artworks with credits and complete information of artists for the future.

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