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Belizean children invited to participate in the 15th Mexican Children Painting Contest Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 April 2011 00:00

Belmopan, Belize, 19 April 2011

The Mexican Embassy, under the “Escuelas México” Program invites all children in Belize between 8 and 12 years old to participate in the 15th Children Painting Contest, with the theme “How do you imagine Tourist Destinations in Mexico?” The prize consists of a trip to Mexico City from June 19th to 25th, 2011 for the winner and a parent or guardian, where they will participate in cultural and recreational activities. The prize includes roundtrip tickets, accommodation and food expenses for the winner and the parent or guardian.

All children between 8 and 12 years old born in Belize of any school can participate. Participants must draw or paint about the theme: “How do you imagine Tourist Destinations in Mexico?” Drawings and paintings should be done on a white square cardboard or Bristol board (45 x 30 cms / 17" x 12") using brushes, pencils, acrylics, water paints, crayons or any other techniques. The orientation of the works can be horizontal or vertical. Paintings on canvas cannot be submitted.

Participants should sign and date their works. Also they must write on the back of the drawing or painting the following information: full name, age, date and place of birth, address, contact number, school name and grade, name of the drawing or painting and a short description to the meaning of the work submitted.

Drawings or paintings should be submitted before May 2nd, 2011 to the Embassy of Mexico in Belmopan, the Institute of Mexico in Belize City or the Mexican Honorary Consulate in Corozal. A panel of Mexican experts in children’s art will select the winning drawing or painting. The winner will be announced on May 11th, 2011 though the Mexican Embassy.

The Government of Mexico is also presenting this contest in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Dominican Republic, where a winner will be selected from each country.

For more information, please call the Institute of Mexico at 223-1408, write to institutodemexico @embamex.bz , visit the web page www.sre.gob.mx/belice/ or visit the Mexican Embassy.