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Charity youth live painting competition returns to Richmond

Children from all over the world will be painting to raise funds for UNICEF

An international painting competition and fundraiser will be held in Richmond’s Lipont Gallery later this summer.

The Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition attracts more than 100,000 participants every year, and it will be holding its 11th event this year on August 12.

So far, children from more than 50 countries and regions have taken part in the event and donated 850 “tent schools” to UNICEF’s global welfare project.

The event is co-hosted by the Canadian Youth Art Development Foundation and the Shandong Business Association. A press conference was held earlier this week to announce the return of the competition after a three-year hiatus.

“The competition aims at providing a platform for young people to showcase their talents and pursue artistic professionalism,” reads the media release, which added that the competition also aims to help impoverished children by raising awareness.

“The competition strives to sow the seeds of philanthropy in the hearts of young people worldwide.”

The competition comprises two parts: a non-live competition and a live competition. Participants are split into four age groups: preschoolers (four to six years old), children (seven to 12 years old), teenagers (13 to 17 years old) and youth (18 to 25 years old).

Participants can use any tools and materials, and each participant will receive an honorary certificate. Winners will also receive an award certificate from UNICEF Canada.

The live painting competition will be held at the Richmond Olympic Oval on August 12. A donation of $50 is required to participate in the live competition, and participants will receive a painting kit worth $100. The deadline to apply is August 5.

For more information and to sign up, click here.