The Foundation of the First President – Leader of the Nation named the winners of the XI Republican Contest of children’s environmental drawing and plein air. The competition, which has already become a tradition, has been held in Kazakhstan since 2002, with the support of the Chevron Corporation, as part of its environmental education program “The Earth is our Common Home”. The Kazakhstan National Federation of UNESCO Clubs has been the operator of the program for the past five years.

The organizers of the current contest, the theme of which is “My Ecological Diary”, have prepared an unforgettable program, a large number of master classes, including classes of specialists in plant styling, painting, sculpture, makeup, theater decor, as well as excursions to the sights of the southern capital. The participants of the project were gifted children-pupils of specialized art schools aged from 12 to 16 years. The competition covered 14 regions of Kazakhstan, as well as the cities of Astana and Almaty. Based on the results of the regional rounds, 50 winners were selected, who came to the southern capital and spent an unforgettable week improving their professional skills. The organizers noted that the purpose of this competition is to introduce children to environmental problems, promote the education of general and ecological culture, patriotism and civic responsibility for the preservation of the environment, natural and cultural riches of our country and the ecosystem of the planet Earth as a whole. The program of the open-air competition was designed so that the participants could express themselves in theater, music, dance, literary and artistic directions. For a whole week, the artists kept their ecological diary, where they wrote down and sketched their impressions and thoughts about nature, ecology, communication, and friendship. Especially interesting were the master classes “Ornament in music”, “Pets”, ” Theatrical makeup. The completion of the image of” lessons for the production of theatrical scenery, and more. As a result, the Grand Prix was won by 13-year-old Tamerlan Muhiev, a student of the children’s art school of the UNESCO Club of Astana. The first place went to Temirbek Aizat, a ward of the art school “Merey” in Taraz, the second place went to Alexandra Gromova, a pupil of the UNESCO Ekibastuz Art School, and the third place was won by Irina Masterova from the Art School No. 2 in Pavlodar. Source: DK news