Filipino Kids Win In Asian Art Contest


Eight Filipino grade schoolers -- with one winning the Grand Prix -- won in the Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enniki Festa on illustrated diary art contest held recently in Tokyo, Japan.
The contest theme, “Here is my Life,” depicted the daily activity of the young artists in five pages of drawings and written essays in Filipino.
Winners of the contest were Hana Richelle Tang Tan – grade 3, St. Jude Catholic School, Manila, Grand Prix Award; Maphete Dianne Lustre – grade 6, West Visayas State University Integrated School, Mitsubishi Public Affairs Committee Award; and Sharmayne Desiree Ng – grade 6, St. Jude Catholic School, Manila, National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan Award.
The following students got the Excellence Awards: Rodner Tumaca – grade 6, Dona Juana Elementary School, Quezon City; Jerrika Shi – Grade 3, St. Jude Catholic School, Manila; Seanne Daphne Ng – grade 5, St. Jude Catholic School, Manila; Charlene Kim Dizon – grade 5 OB Montessori Center, Angeles City; and Demi Morales – grade 5, University of Sto. Tomas, Manila.
From a total of 94,730 Enikki art entries submitted by 22 Asian countries, the executive committee in Japan selected one Grand Prix awardee, a Mitsubishi Public Affairs Committee awardee, a National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan (NFUAJ) awardee, and five Excellence awardees from each of the participating countries.
Participating countries are Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, People’s Republic of China, Chinese – Taipei, India, Indonesia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Vietnam and Japan.
The Grand Prix winner received a certificate of commemoration, a commemorative medal, and an invitation with one guardian to the Ayutthaya-World Heritage Tour in Thailand. The other awardees were given certificates and commemorative gifts.
The organizers of the contest are the Mitsubishi Public Affairs Committee, Asian Pacific Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Associations and the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan in cooperation with the Bureau of Elementary Education and the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines. (MPC)

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