Forty-eight children of different nationalitites are in the running for top recognition at the grand finale of Y’s Portrnationalitiesn (PBAN) art competition on Wednesday, February 6 at the Kempinski Muscat, under the patronage of Her Excellency Lana Al Wreikat, UNICEF’s representative in the Sultanate.
In its 5th edition, the annual competition features artwork by young artists from schools across Oman who painted drawings of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said.
Children received a different-sized canvas and a different portrait of His Majesty, across three age categories of competition:
5-9 years – Canvas size 20cm x 30cm
10-13 years – Canvas size 30cm x 40cm
14-17 years – Canvas size 40cm x 50cm
Out of hundreds of submissions, 48 finalists have been selected from the participants – 16 in each category, with three winners chosen among them from each age category, for a chance to win prizes worth a total of RO2,550.
This year’s competition was presented by Ahlibank, powered by Gloria Jean’s Coffees in association with Shell Oman, Muscat Grand Mall, Madinat Sandan, Chiko Koffy/Sweets Oman, and Shapoorji Pallonji, and with the support of Phoenix Power Company (SAOG), Crowne Plaza Sohar, Hilton Salalah Resort, Nizwa Grand Mall, and My City Centre Sur.
Winner’s details will be published in an upcoming edition of Y Magazine.