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Basic six pupils emerges overall winner of Amila Painting Challenge


Daniel Bankole, a Basic Six pupil of Joint-Heirs Primary School, Fola Agoro in Shomolu Local Government Area Lagos state has emerged as the winner of the Amila Painting Challenge at the grand finale of the competition held at the University of Lagos recently.

About 15 pupils, representing 15 local government areas out of the 20 local government areas in Lagos state participated in the final stage of the competition which lasted for over one hour.

The panel of four judges made of two artists, an arts teacher and an arts journalist unanimously adjudged Bankole’s work as the overall best, followed by Chukwudi Kosi, a 13-year-old Basic Six pupil of Subuola Nursery and Primary School, Lawanson in Surulere Local Government of Lagos state and Daniel Iwajomo of St. Dominic Primary School, Yaba, Lagos.

The overall best went home with a cheque of N250,000; the first runner up N150,000 while the second runner up got N100,000.

Earlier, in her address of welcome Abiola Inawo, Dairy Category and Food enhancement manager, Promasidor said the competition commenced about six months ago with a press conference to herald it.

She said the competition is all about making the children to have fun.

According to her, “We went to 100 public schools and 100 private schools in the 20 educational districts in Lagos state during the first stage of the competition after children in all schools were given opportunity to paint anything of their choices.

The competition was in three stages, the first stage was at the school level where pupils painted any art of their choices.