(KPL) Primary and Secondary school students from all over Laos are invited to enter their paintings in the Laos on Canvas- Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the Arts drawing competition, to be launched on Monday April 21th and run until Friday May 30th 2014.
The contest, organized as a joint initiative of the United Nations in Lao PDR and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, aims to direct attention toward the key development issues in the Lao PDR, especially the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) such as poverty, education, gender equality, child health, maternal mortality, health, environment, global partnerships and unexploded ordnance (UXO). Student are invited to reflect on some the causes, solutions and achievements made in various areas of development through paintings.
Students can submit their drawing masterpieces to one of the two categories available in the contest for a chance to win one of the attract prizes. The categories include" Primary School Level", which open for "grade-one to grade-five students", as well as " Secondary School Level" open to grades 6 to 12.
The winner of the competition will be chosen by a panel of judges. The winner for both categories will be awarded 2,000,000 kip. The 2nd prize winner will be awarded 1,200,000 kip and the 3rd prize will be 800,000 kip. The school which the students represent will also be awarded cash to be used as a fund for implementing activities within schools.
Entry is free and after choosing a category, contestants may submit up to two drawings each. Only Lao nationals are eligible to enter the competition. Drawings must appear on white A4 sized paper, and the drawing must relate to one of the nine Millennium Development Goals.
Drawings should be submitted to MDGs Secretariat, UN Division, Department of International Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vientiane, Lao PDR. Tel: 021 453 58 6, 021 45 35 86.