Third ‘Wynn Cup – Macau Primary School Student National Education Drawing Competition’ Award Ceremony Recognizes Success
Supported by over 40 schools and 10,000 participating primary school students
Macau, April 12, 2019 – Title sponsored by Wynn and organized by the National Conditions Education (Macau) Association, the third ‘Wynn Cup – Macau Primary School Student National Education Drawing Competition’ award ceremony was held at Wynn Palace today. Under the theme of ‘Looking forward to the Belt and Road Initiative from the perspective of the Greater Bay Area’, the competition sets a unique cultural perspective and is widely recognized by students, teachers and parents. It also encourages Macau primary school students to strengthen their knowledge and understanding of national education, as well as cultivating their national pride and sense of belonging.
The competition attracted over 10,000 entries, awarding more than 1,500 students. In addition to the continuing improvement in the standard of this year’s submissions, the number of participating schools exceeded 40 for the first time, accounting for 60% of schools in Macau. In the end, 2 champions, 16 first prizes, 30 second prizes, 40 best prizes, 120 third prizes and 1,300 merit awards in the individual category, alongside 18 group awards, were presented at the award ceremony.
Leveraging the title sponsorship, Wynn hopes to strengthen the knowledge and understanding of national education among primary school students in Macau, as well as enhancing exchanges in the fields of culture, arts and education between the city and mainland China. Children who participated in the competition painted their motherland and traditional Chinese culture with their own hands. The competition guided the students in affirming aesthetic concepts, cultivating their ability to feel, express, appreciate and create beauty, and fostering their all-round development and growth. In addition, some award-winning students will be given the opportunity to join the Wynn Cup art and culture exchange and interact with students from Xian, Shaanxi Province in June. The exchange hopes to allow them to understand and learn from each other, as well as spreading the children’s dreams from Macau to different corners of China.
More than 30,000 local students have participated in the annual ‘Wynn Cup – Macau Primary School Student National Education Drawing Competition’ since 2016. Each year, the competition sets a theme that resonates with mainland China and Macau. In her keynote speech, Ms. Linda Chen, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Wynn Macau, Limited said that, “Every child is a born artist and added that the children's paintings are imagination-filled and showcase their innocent and simple inner world. The competition not only encourages local children to learn around cultural topics, but also allows them to sincerely unleash their talent and illustrate their personal sense of aesthetic appreciation.” She added, “For the adults who are eager to be part of the Greater Bay Area, they would love to listen to your voice and get to know your dreams through your paintings. They can see and learn about the prospects of the Greater Bay Area through your vision and imagination.” Ms. Chen also extended her heartfelt gratitude to the supporting organizations, the principals, teachers and parents for their support, as together they have inspired every participant.
For the first time, Wynn invited the Guizhou Congjiang Ecological Culture Society, who delivered a wonderful Guizhou traditional folk song and dance performance under the theme of ‘Celebrating Children’s Dreams’ at the award ceremony, in celebration of both the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of Macau Special Administrative Region’s handover. Wynn hopes to promote cultural exchange between the two places and further strengthen the children’s connections. In addition, Wynn once again joined hands with the Productivity and Technology Transfer Center of Macau to co-organize a fashion show, under the theme of ‘My Chinese Dream – Looking forward to the One Belt One Road Initiative from the perspective of the Greater Bay Area’. Local designers were invited to create a spring and summer collection of parent-child outfits, which were showcased by 10 talented primary school students from Premier School Affiliated To Hou Kong Middle School. Together, they turned the award ceremony into a remarkable art festival, creating unforgettable memories for teachers and students.
While the award ceremony concluded successfully, it also marks the commencement of the fourth ‘Wynn Cup – Macau Primary School Student National Education Drawing Competition’. Coinciding with the official launch of the ‘Outline Development Plan for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area’, the fourth edition of the competition will feature the theme of ‘My Greater Bay Area Dream – Drawing the future in my heart’. The competition aims to encourage local schoolchildren to paint the rich and diverse East-meet-West culture of Macau, highlight the charisma of the city’s traditions and modernity, as well as looking at the Greater Bay Area and the world.
Attendees at the event included: Mr. Zuo Xianghua, Director of the Economic Affairs Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macau SAR; Mr.Zheng Xinyou, Director of the Department of Public Diplomacy and Information of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the Macao SAR; Mr. Peng Wei, Dean of the General Office of the PLA Macau Garrison; Mr. Vong Chi Fu, Head of the Inspection of Games of Fortune Department of Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau; Ms. Lai Iok In, Head of the Information Technology Division of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau; Mr. Shuen Ka Hung, Director-General of the Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Center (CPTTM); Mr. Ao Iu Hong, Vice President of the Chinese Educators Association of Macau; Ms. Linda Chen, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Wynn Macau, Limited; Mr. Jack Wang, President of the National Conditions Education (Macau) Association; Ms. Jenny Ye, Mr. Wei Feng Zeng and Mr. Jing Sheng Yang, judges of the event and renowned painters; and school principals, directors and guests from over 20 schools.