Painting Day: A colorful open air studio

Upon the initiative of the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) and VivaCell-MTS, the annual Painting Day took place in Yerevan Zoo. More than 1500 children and youth aged 5 to 16 attended the contest.

The Painting Day is held in the frames of the 9th Annual Pan-Armenian Painting Contest.

“Through these paintings, the environmental issues, discussed every day in the context of professional discussions, become more vivid, obtain clearer outlines and have a sobering effect on us. These paintings are a display of immense love and optimism. We have a strong belief, that these are the preconditions for the success of our future ‘green’ initiatives,” noted FPWC Founder Ruben Khachatryan.

“The Pan-Armenian Painting Contest is a call to humanity for the preservation of nature and environment. The way children imagine environment is like imaginative world of the fairy tales they love. They draw whatever they are dreaming of, and in their ‘dream world’ nature is portrayed as haven for people, animals and plants. Here humans do not expand their living space at the expense of animals through deforestation and changes in the river’s course; instead, they protect and preserve the environment. Through these paintings our next generation raises issues about environmental degradation and threats to the entire world,” said VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian.

The Painting Day-2016 was marked by the 7th and 8th Pan-Armenian Painting Contests awarding ceremony. Prizes were handed to twenty four participants.

The 9th Pan-Armenian Painting Contest awarding ceremony will be held in October in the frames of the “SunChild” International Environmental Film Festival.

This year the Painting Day themes are:

• If nature could speak,
• Life for plants, oxygen for us,
• The Earth without us,

The contest is open for submission by October 1.


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