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Chance for underprivileged children to shine at world art competition


Children from the age of five to 12 busy with their artwork at the International Modern Arts Competition at Encorp Strand Mall.

Children from the age of five to 12 busy with their artwork at the International Modern Arts Competition at Encorp Strand Mall.

About 100 lucky children stood a chance to have their artwork submitted to an international art competition.

Participating in the International Modern Arts Competition (IMAC), the young ones whose artwork make it to the top 20 will be eligible to compete in the 20th Kanagawa Biennial World Children’s Art Exhibition in Yokohama, Japan.

“This is not a competition to make money, but to see the smile on the children’s faces,” said Revo Era marketing managing director Jeferey Yap.

(From left, back row) The judges of the International Modern Arts Competition, Mega Movement director Noelle Nah, Revo Era Marketing managing director Jeferey Yap and International Modern Arts Competition panel judge Junz Chang presenting the Charity Special awards to three of the underprivileged children from Yayasan Sunbeams Home.
(Back row, from left) The judges of the International Modern Arts Competition, Mega Movement director Noelle Nah, Yap and International Modern Arts Competition panel judge Junz Chang presenting the Charity Special awards to three of the children from Yayasan Sunbeams Home.
 

Twenty of the children, aged between five and 12 years, were from Yayasan Sunbeam Home and were sponsored by IMAC to attend the competition. The orphanage also received RM1,800 at the competition.

Yap, an award-winning designer, had given the orphans art lessons since last month.

“Most underprivileged children do not get art lessons, much less to participate in an art contest, so this is why I decided to invited them to this competition,” he said.

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