Painting competition winners announced

Lyna Mohamad

The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Brunei Darussalam yesterday announced the winners of the ‘COVID-19, Health, Family, Hope, Peace + Sanction’ painting competition held from April 5-20, which saw the participation of 50 students (aged four to 12) from Brunei and Islamic Republic of Iran.

For Brunei Darussalam, Rachel Pong Xue Ting clinched first place, followed by Isaac Tiong Ing Hoe, Kaireen Punjabi and Nathan Pong Zhen Yang. For Iran, Anahita Afshari Tavana won first place, followed by Sara Abay Fini, Homayoun Karkhaneh Yousefi and Delaram Rezaie.

The judging was held on May 12 by Chairman of Brunei Art Forum Dato Paduka Haji Shofry bin Haji Abdul Ghafor, who is a retired government officer and a former diplomat.

Rachel Pong Xue Ting (pic inset) clinched first place with her submission. PHOTO: EMBASSY OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN