Iran has held the seventh edition of International Children’s Painting Biennial to encourage children in creating works of art and promote their power of fiction.
Organized by Iran’s Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA), this year’s competition received 1976 works from 26 countries from across the world.
India with 431, Russia with 264 and Mexico with 214 paintings have been named the countries with the high number of submitted works in the contest.
Korea, South Africa, Singapore, Romania, Belarus, Turkey, Poland and Thailand are among the participated countries.
The paintings were required to focus on travel issue as well as a free subject, according to the IIDCYA website.
The participated children are in four groups of 3-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-16 years old.
IIDCYA covers a wide range of cultural and artistic activities in the country such as releasing books, audio tapes, films and toys for Iranian kids.
Founded in 1961, the institute has branches all across the country and is known as the best source of cultural and instructional products by educational centers and families.
The IIDCYA also organizes festivals, discussion panels, competitions and various conferences addressing children, and adults who want to improve their understanding of their children.
By Press TV
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