BOC conducts Little Picasso Art Exhibition on 12th and 13th October at BMICH a showcasing of Young Artistic Talent in Sri Lanka

Bringing forth the talent of budding artists, the Bank of Ceylon organized the “Little Picasso” art competition for the second successful year in line with BOC’s 79th Anniversary. This year too, the competition was organized jointly with the Ministry of Education.  The Art Exhibition is to be held at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH)’s Mihilaka Auditorium Friday, 12th and Saturday 13th October 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The award ceremony for the winning children too will take place on Friday 12th October 2018 from 2 p.m. at the Nugasevana Auditorium in same venue with the patronage of the Bank’s Chairman President’s Counsel Mr. Ronald C. Perera and the CEO/ General Manager Mr. Senarath Bandara. Members of the Corporate and the Executive Management of BOC together with other officials will also participate in this event. The exhibition will be open for public, for anyone interested in admiring the artistic talents of these budding artists from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. on both days.

“This year too, the Bank received an overwhelming number of drawings from around the country. The Bank received over 200,000 drawings as a response to the invitation, through the branch network. The Art competition was conducted under six categories based on age. All were given the freedom to draw under any topic they like. From each category 1st. 2nd and 3rd National winners and 10 National merit winners were selected based on their creativity and presentation by professional judges appointed by the Ministry of Education.” Stated the Deputy General Manager Sales and Channel Management Mr.C. Amarasinghe. Apart from the National winners, three main Provincial winners and ten merit winners were selected from each category by professional judges appointed by relevant Provincial/ Zonal Department of Education.

National 1st will receive Rs.100,000/-, a gold medal and a certificate, 2nd place will receive Rs.75,000/- , a silver medal and a certificate and the National 3rd place will receive Rs. 50,000/-, a bronze medal and a certificate. Schools of these National place winners will receive Rs.25,000/-, Rs.15,000/- and Rs.10,000/- respectively for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. At the provincial level 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners will receive Rs.25,000/-, Rs.15,000/- and Rs.10,000/- respectively and each province merit award winner will receive Rs.2500/- along with a certificate. The School of the provincial 1st place winner will get Rs.12,500/-. If such an award winning school maintains a “BOC School Sansada” the cash reward for the school will be enhanced by another Rs.10,000/-.

In line with the award ceremony of the “Little Picasso” art competition, the Bank of Ceylon will reward national 1st,   2nd and 3rd place winners of the 2018 Grade 5 Scholarships examination with cash prizes worth Rs.150,000/- to the 1st place achiver, Rs.100,000/- to the 2nd place student and Rs.75,000/- to the 3rd place student.