Prize-winning drawings by students highlighting environmental conservation will go on display at Central Festival Pattaya Beach Sept. 20-30 as part of the Onyx Hospitality Group’s fourth “Art for the Planet” contest.
The 80 entries in the contest organized by the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower’s operator were put up for judging Aug. 3. Panelists, including Mana Yapakhum, president of Free Artists Group in Pattaya, and artists Channarong Kosolwat and Sornchai Khemkhaeng selected 20 pieces for the final round.
Richard Margo (left), Resident Manager of the Amari Orchid Pattaya, and Chanarong Kosolwat (right), free artists, present a certificate to Nattawut Chumanowat (center) from Silapakorn University.
The Pattaya entries will join illustrations from other regions of Thailand for final judging in Bangkok Sept. 3. About 60,000 baht in total prizes will be awarded.
Onyx director of social responsibility Lisa Thomas said the project is aimed at both helping underprivileged youth and raising awareness about the need for environmental conservation.
Youths give their masterpieces finishing touches before time ran out to enter them in the 4th Art for the Planet competition.
“It also increases opportunities for Thai children to show off their artistic skills,” she said. “Plus, for youths lacking in certain factors such as education scholarship, Onyx has offered assistance through organizing a drawing competition and using these drawings to organize an exhibition to raise funds for little children, who lack opportunities to develop their lives.”
20 students display their prize-winning drawings highlighting environmental conservation, with sponsors and the judging committee at the Amari Orchid Resort & Tower.