Iranian Parmida Azadian Finishes First in UNESCO Center Art Competition

TEHRAN — Parmida Azadian, an 11-year-old Iranian, has won first prize at the 2020 International Visual Arts Competition in Troyes, France.

Parmida, a member of the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA – Kanoon), received the award in the category dedicated to children aged 10 to 13, the institute announced on Sunday.

Faranak Purali, Ava Kowsari, Mohammadreza Rezai, Milad Sadeqi, Mohammad-Hassan Hasheminejad, Kiandokht Azizi, Rojan Marjani, Parnia Azami, Baran Qaderi-rad, Sarina Rabi Hamedani, Zahra Javaheri and Chida Qorbani, all members of the Kanoon branch offices across Iran, received diplomas of honor.

The International Visual Arts Competition is open to everyone aged 3 to 25.

First prize in the 3-5 category went to Cheuk Nam Li of China, while Elyn Han of Canada took first place in the competition 6-9.

Nada Gougou from France received the first prize in the 14-17 category and Ling Joo Yee from Malaysia received the first prize in the 18-25 category.

The first prize in the medio-social category was awarded to Fiorenza Geretta Musiris from Peru.

The Louis François Center for UNESCO and the World Institute of Art for Youth – Center for UNESCO (Imaj) organize the competition to promote the practice of art among children and young people around the world in the hope of uniting them through an international activity.

The World Institute of Art for Youth – Center for UNESCO (Imaj) has set itself the task of giving children and young people a place in the memory of humanity.

The center archives all the artistic creations of the participants in its artothèque (art library), “Memories of the future”.

All submissions remain the property of the center, which reserves the right to use the creations for all practical purposes within the framework of its activities.

The theme of this year’s competition is “The landscape I love, the nature I must preserve”.

Pictured: A design by Iranian girl Parmida Azadian won first prize at the 2020 International Visual Art Competition in Troyes, France.

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