The Richmond Chinese Community Society (RCCS) is offering children an opportunity to unleash their creativity with messages of love and hope.
Children aged three to 11 are invited to submit pictures inspired by their experiences during the pandemic in RCCS’s Community over Covid-19 art competition.
RCCS, a charitable organization aimed at promoting community services, has been holding annual drawing competitions at Lansdowne Centre since 2014. The event usually attracts hundreds of children, but as activities and schools have been cancelled or moved online due to the virus, many children have to hunker down at home to play video games to kill time, explained Raymond Chau, president of RCCS.
“To enrich children’s life while staying at home, we decided to continue our event this year with small changes. Instead of bringing drawing materials to Lansdowne Centre, participants are required to bring their final work to LAB Language Arts Studio, an academic art studio for all age groups in Richmond.
“Children are free to use crayons, colour pencils and charcoal to share their stories and express their thoughts during the era of COVID-19. We’ve already seen many uplifting art pieces on sidewalks and our neighbours’ windows,” said Chau.
The top three contestants in each category will be given cash rewards. For more information, visit www.languageartsbase.com. The competition deadline is Oct. 1.