The second Confucius Arriving in Valencia along the Silk Road Children's Painting Competition held

[Source]    Confucius Institute at the University of Valencia [Time]    2017-11-08 15:28:22 
 

On October 5th, 2017, Spain Local time,the award ceremony of the second "Confucius Arriving in Valencia along the Silk Road" Children's Painting Competition and 2017 Confucius Institute Day Activity were held at Corte Ingles, the largest shopping mall in Valencia, Spain. 32 winners were awarded with prizes and certificates. More than 300 people were present at the ceremony.

The competition started from 2016. For the purpose of multi-faceted publicity, the Confucius Institute at the University of Valencia (CIUV) has partnered with the 41-year-old Children's Painting Competition on Valencia Community Day with a paralleled painting competition themed by Confucius Arriving in Valencia along the Silk Road. This year the competition attracted about 3,000 students from over 30 primary and secondary schools to submit paintings. The jury selected 32 outstanding works to be rewarded and exhibited.

On October 3, more than 1,000 students came to the Parterre Square from cities and towns in the community of Valencia to painting and the local television station made a live coverage of the scene. On October 5, the award ceremony was held. Many parents accompanied their children to the scene of the activity, enjoying children's paintings and applauding for the outstanding performance of their children. The directors of CIUV and the representatives of Corte Ingles shopping mall, the Valencia Silk Association and the UNESCO Silk Road Project Valencia Office attended the award ceremony and presented prizes and certificates for the winners.


Painting Contest at the Parterre Square in Valencia on Oct. 3r,2017


Painting Contest at the Parterre Square in Valencia on Oct. 3r,2017


Painting Contest at the Parterre Square in Valencia on Oct. 3r,2017


Painting Contest at the Parterre Square in Valencia on Oct. 3r,2017


Award Ceremony of the Painting Contest in Corte Ingles in Valencia on Oct. 5th,2017


Award Ceremony of the Painting Contest in Corte Ingles in Valencia on Oct. 5th,2017


Award Ceremony of the Painting Contest in Corte Ingles in Valencia on Oct. 5th,2017


Award Ceremony of the Painting Contest in Corte Ingles in Valencia on Oct. 5th,2017

The children's works reflect their understanding of Chinese culture. They painted Confucius, Silk Road and Valencia's logo, which fully embodies the integration of Chinese and Western cultures. The winning children were very overjoyed with their prizes and have been deeply planted in their mind the seeds of love for Chinese culture.

CIUV will make this event a traditional one to promote the development of one belt one road project and the communication of Chinese and Western people.