ComBank’s Arunalu art competition winners receive prizes | Sunday Observer

ComBank’s Arunalu art competition winners receive prizes

Forty-five child artists between the ages of 6 and14 years took home cash prizes totaling Rs. 555,000 courtesy of Commercial Bank’s ‘Arunalu Siththam’ Art competition.

The award ceremony of the first island-wide art competition hosted by the Bank under its flagship Children’s Savings Account Arunalu, was held on July 4 at the Sports Ministry auditorium. Jegan Durairatnam, the Managing Director of the Bank, graced the event as Chief Guest. The Arunalu Siththam Art Competition was open to entries of school-going children from January 15 to March 31. The competition invited drawings from three age categories: Grades 1 to 3, Grades 4-6 and Grades 7-9.

Creating an exclusive space for young artistic expressions, the competition allowed participants to choose their own topics and colour medium. Subsequently, a whopping 12,500 works of art were entered into the competition. The first placed winners of each category were awarded Rs 50,000, while the second and third placed winners received cash prizes of Rs 35,000 and Rs 25,000 each respectively. Cash prizes of Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 each was presented to the fourth and fifth placed winners of every category.