Results of Chinese Dragon Painting Competition by Polish Children Announced
Poznan，March 5th - The results of Chinese dragon painting competition attended by Poznan children and primary and secondary school students during 2012 Polish winter vacation, held by the Confucius Institute at Adam Mickiewicz University, were announced formally and published on the website of the Confucius Institute at Adam Mickiewicz University.
The Chinese dragon painting competition held by the Confucius Institute at Adam Mickiewicz University received a warm response from Polish children and primary and secondary school students, who submitted their works before the deadline by post or other ways. The children drew their paintings carefully at home during their winter vacation. They learned much about Chinese dragons and gave full play to their imagination when painting. Their works were beyond what anyone could have expected. Some works were created in different painting styles such as sketch, watercolor and oil painting, some were created with some other materials rather than paper, some were created with bronzing powder and feathers, some were created with great creativity in three-dimensional form, and some were created by a combination of different painting ways to tell the stories about dragons made up by themselves.
Through careful evaluation by a panel of judges of the Confucius Institute, from the 4-7 year-old group, 3 first prize winners were selected: Lena Koźma, Kacper Kiliński, and Julia Dziurkiewicz, and 5 excellence award winners were selected: Marta Ciesielska, Daniel Izydorek, Basia Goławska, Mateusz Czekała, and Radek Budziński; from the 8-12 year-old group, 3 first prize winners were selected: Maciej Rutkowski, Joanna Nowak, and Magdalena Pełko, and 5 excellence award winners were selected: Marta Czechelska, Angelika Kusik, Paweł Pleskaczyński, Gabrysia Swędrowska, and Agnieszka Lehmann. The Confucius Institute granted awards to all the winners, and presented souvenirs to all participants.
This event enriched the winter days of the Polish children, and helped them come closer to Chinese culture during their winter vacation. It is also a new attempt by the Confucius Institute to promote Chinese culture among Polish children in winter and summer vacations.