Budding artists (1)

It was in the front page of local newspapers that the drawings of two Hong Kong children won prizes in the prestigious LIDICE exhibition.

I did an Internet search and found that the exhibition, known as the International Children's Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice, "was established in 1967 to commemorate the child victims from the Czech village of Lidice murdered by German Nazis, as well as all other children who have died in wars". Nowadays it has become well known all over the world, with works of art coming from 50 to 60 countries.

The theme this year, "Biodiversity - Variety of Living Nature", was proposed by UNESCO. This year, there were 25,132 entries from 61 countries. Altogether, 624 prizes (including 65 medals to individuals, 28 medals to the schools and 531 honourable mention) were given to children from abroad (countries other than Slovakia and the Czech Republic). Quite an achievement for the Hong Kong kids then, especially the who won an individual medal. Here is his winning entry:

While this Hong Kong young artist is only 4 years old, there are also many other medal winners who are below ten. Here are some of the works I particularly like, and they are (from top) by children from Belarus (aged 4) and India (aged 8 and 10) respectively:

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