My Bright Smile #ColgateArtContest17 winners from Pakistan 

Art knows no boundaries and age and I gotta know it as soon as my kid started to treat my apartment walls as canvas for her imagination. S little guidance & platform like Colgate Art contest can boost kid’s confidence to pursue art as a career. 

Colgate Palmolive’s “My Bright Smile”™ Global Art Contest has, since past 17 years, given children across the globe a platform to express their creativity and showcase their artistic talents. The unique Global Art Contest is held under the umbrella of Colgate’s Oral Health Education Program “Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®”, which not only provides a platform for children to let their inner talent shine, but also educates them about the benefits of good oral care.

Participants, aged 6 to 9, from schools across Pakistan are invited to participate in this global contest to help them showcase their talent. The contest usually receives thousands of entries from across the country. This year too, the “My Bright Smile”™ Global Art Contest received an overwhelming response from children across Pakistan, with 115,595 entries from schools nationwide. 

On 23rd May, 2017, an exhibition displaying several shortlisted entries was held at the Alliance Française Art Gallery in Karachi. The judges for the contest were present at the occasion including Ms. Nahid Raza, renowned artist and President’s Pride of Performance award winner; Ms. Riffat Alvi, Director VM Art Gallery; Mr. Munawar Ali Syed, Visual Artist & Teacher at Indus Valley Institute of Art & Architecture and Visual Studies Department, University of Karachi; Ms. Nurayah Shaikh Nabi, Arts & Crafts Professional; and Ms. Rumana Hussain, Illustrator and Author. Prizes will be distributed to the 100 best entries by young artists, and the following 12 lucky winners have been selected for their exemplary pieces of original art:  

  • Syeda Kissa Fatima,The Smart School, Cantt. Way Campus,Karachi 
  • M. Shameer, Stanmore Public School,Karachi 
  • Samama ,Delsol -The School, Karachi 
  • Ansa, Bahria Model School & College, Karachi  
  • Zainab Kashif, Generation’s School, Karachi 
  • Khadija Khan, Generation’s School,Karachi 
  • Batool,MSB Educational Institute,Karachi 
  • Hafsa Akram, Lahore Grammar School, Lahore 
  • Nimra Iftikhar, Silk School Of Tomorrow, Lahore 
  • Eman Aqeel, The Educators – Jinnah Campus, Lahore 
  • M. Abdul Hadi, Sherri Public School, Faisalabad 
  • Nabiha Saif, Sherri Public School, Faisalabad   

To acknowledge the hard work and participation of all the contestants, each one will be awarded a Colgate “My Bright Smile”™ Certificate. 

The next phase of the contest involves the top 12 entries to be sent to Colgate Palmolive’s Global Head Office in New York, to represent Pakistan and compete against the entries received from other countries. The 12 best entries from across the globe will be showcased in the “My Bright Smile”™ 2018 Calendar and each winner will receive a Colgate Palmolive grant of US $250 while their respective schools will receive a grant of US $500.  

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