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Iranian, Guatemalan children share top prize at Spanish painting contest
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This painting by the six-year-old Iranian girl Nazanin Eftekhari shared first prize with a work by the Guatemalan girl Maria David Sandoval Santos at Spain’s 2013 Peace and Cooperation School Award competition.
This painting by the six-year-old Iranian girl Nazanin Eftekhari shared first prize with a work by the Guatemalan girl Maria David Sandoval Santos at Spain’s 2013 Peace and Cooperation School Award competition.
TEHRAN – The six-year-old Iranian girl Nazanin Eftekhari and the Guatemalan girl Maria David Sandoval Santos have shared the first prize in the art category of Spain’s 2013 Peace and Cooperation School Award competition.
 
They won the prize among the children who sent artworks for the up to 6-year-old section of the contest, which is held by the Spanish Foundation for Peace and Cooperation.
 
In addition, Iranian children Azar Sanaii, Helen Sadeqi, Nadia Hashempur, Negar Moradeskandari and Aida Fathi received honorable mentions in this section.
 
The Iranian girl, Zahra Mirhashemi, also received an honorable mention in the Drawing with Written Message Section of the contest.
 
This year, the Spanish Foundation for Peace and Cooperation organized the Peace and Cooperation School Award Ceremony at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City on February 7.
 
The competition was held on the theme of “Art as a Universal Language - Creativity for Peace”.
 
The Peace and Cooperation School Award is an international school competition organized annually by the Spanish Foundation for Peace and Cooperation, a Madrid-based non-governmental organization that works to promote a movement of non-violence and creativity and to build a world of solidarity.
  
It was founded in 1982 by Sr. Joaquin Astuña, a Spanish barrister, educator, publicist, polyglot and social activist who has worked in various capacities with many United Nations bodies.
 
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