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Photos: Winners of Richmond on the Rocks painting competition announced

Artists painted their favourite Richmond scene on rocks.

An award ceremony for the winners of the "Richmond on the Rocks" rock painting competition was held last Friday.

The competition aims to "express the different aspects of life in Richmond" through rock painting and was organized by the Canadian Rock Paintings Association (CRPA) in partnership with the City of Richmond.

Winners and judges gathered at the Quilchena Golf and Country Club on Oct. 6, where 12 artists across four painting categories received their awards.

The categories in the competition were professional artists, art enthusiasts, teens ages 14 to 19, and children ages six to 13.

Chak Au, Richmond city councillor and president of the Canadian Rock Painting Association, said rock painting has been a long-standing art form for more than a hundred years, and draws on the history of people painting on cave walls.

“We seldom see this kind of art in our community,” said Au.

The non-profit would like to bring back this art form to share and represent the life and community experiences of Richmond.

The winners are as follows:

Professional Artist

First place: Ruihe Zhong with Richmond beach at sunset
Second place: Zhen (Andy) Luo with Gulf of Georgia Cannery
Third place: Herman Zheng with Scottish Pond

Art Enthusiast

First place: Samantha Yang with Lansdowne's development
Second place: Tong Sheng Mao Yu with Finn Slough
Third place: Yanqiu Cheng with Japanese fisherman

Teen (ages 14 to 19)

First place: Wendy Lin with Finn Slough
Second place: Angie Lee with Ling Yen Mountain Temple
Third place: Mia Tu with Minoru Chapel

Child (ages 6 to 13)

First place: Jessie Li with Steveston residence
Second place: Ivan Lin with Az-Zahraa Islamic Academy
Third place: Edith Chen with Steveston Museum

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