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27 October 2008 :: 16:10:28 pm 24473

Rosl Young Artist Of Thailand Competition 2008

The Winner of the ROSL Competition will be Awarded Three Prestigious Prizes: Trophy, Two Tickets to London Plus 5-Night Accommodation at ROSL Headquarters and Cash Prize of 100,000 baht?
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Bangkok, October 21, 2008 ? In their joint effort to promote young artists in Thailand to the international arena, Raimon Land and the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL), together with CentralWorld ZEN Department Store and TK Park would like to invite all young artists aged 14 – 20 to participate in the Young Artist of Thailand Competition 2008. The winner will win a trip to England and a chance to exhibit his or her work in London.

The Royal Over-Seas Leagues (ROSL), a non-profit organization involved in art, music and welfare projects, has 60 branches, clubs and representatives in 78 countries with a worldwide membership of 20,000. For over 50 years, it has organized a range of activities devoted to the career development of talented young artists and musicians from around the world, including Thailand. The international competitors have grown in scope and prestige and now the ROSL awards substantial funds to proficient individuals through scholarships and grants.

In its endeavor to encourage and support artistic excellence, ROSL Thailand is launching the second annual ROSL Young Artist of Thailand Competition, where the winner will be able to meet other accomplished artists from around the world, some having established prominent careers.

The 2008 competition is organized by ROSL Thailand with Raimon Land, CentralWorld, ZEN Department Store and TK Park as main sponsors.

Mr. Nigel Cornick, Raimon Land CEO, commented: ?The ROSL Young Artist of Thailand Competition is a great initiative to promote young artists in Thailand who strive to reach the international stage. As the main sponsor for two consecutive years, Raimon Land is pleased to encourage young talents and help them develop their full potential.”

Ms. Sasiphen Chunsri, CentralWorld Assistant Vice President Marketing said ?As a trendy high class department store, we are glad to support art-related events. Art plays a crucial role in every day life and it is a universal language that brings people together.”

For the competition’s first edition last year, Ms. Yu Hsin Hua was voted Young Artist of Thailand 2007 for her oil painting titled ?The Pursuit of Peace?.

Qualifications
The Competition is open to students who are Thai citizens or have been residents in Thailand for a period of more than one year, and are nominated by their school, university or academy. Artists are permitted to submit up to 3 entries.

Painting ? Oil, Acrylic, Watercolors, Gouache, Encaustic or other paint media Drawing ? Pencil, Charcoal, Oil, Pastel, Ink, Crayon or other drawing media

Interested artists can download an application form at www.roslthailand.com no later than 30 November 2008 and submit it no later than 4th December 2008.

60 selected semi-finalists will be invited to exhibit their entries at Eden Zone, Central World from 12 ? 18 January 2009

12 finalists will be selected for a final adjudication by an international panel of judges at a Gala Reception at ZEN Event Gallery, Level 8 the evening of 16 January 2009

1st Prize
 – Trophy
 – 2 tickets to London and 5-night accommodation
 – 100,000 Baht in cash

All finalists will receive a trophy and a runner-up prize.

For more information, please contact ROSL Thailand at 02 649 26 90 or email youngartist@roslthailand.com

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : Internet   Category : Announcement News

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