Six Iranian children shine at Czech arts competition

Six members of the cultural and artistic centers of the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) received diplomas of honor at the 50th International Children’s Exhibition of Fine Arts Lidice (ICEFA Lidice) in the Czech Republic.
As reported by IRNA, the competition which was themed “Museum,” featured categories such as painting, collage painting, photography, design, handcrafting, and dimensional works, among others.
Out of 14,527 entries, from 77 countries worldwide, six children and teenagers from IIDCYA cultural and artistic centers succeeded in attaining diplomas of honor in this edition of the competition.
Among the talented winners were 13-year-old Anahita Afshari and eight-year-old Atrin Afshari, from IIDCYA center No. 1 in Hamedan Province. Arsen Hamedian, a 4.5-year-old from the Ahvaz center in Khuzestan Province, and Parvaneh Siavoshi, a 15-year-old from IIDCYA center No. 1 in Nahavand, Hamedan Province, and all earned diplomas of honor in the “Painting” category of this artistic event.
Additionally, 12-year-old Elia Shamsian, from IIDCYA center in Qods (Tehran Province), received a diploma of honor in the “Painting (Collage)” category, while 16-year-old Rojin Panahandeh, from IIDCYA center in Mahabad (West Azarbaijan Province), won a diploma of honor in the “Photography” category.
The IIDCYA participated in the 50th Lidice Fine Arts Competition and Exhibition in the Czech Republic by submitting 148 paintings and 46 photographs, showcasing the talent of Iranian children in the field of fine arts.

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