Second "Wynn Cup – Macau Primary School Student National Education Drawing Competition" Award Ceremony Celebrates Winners
10,000 participating students from over 30 schools joined hands to express
their passion for the motherland
Macau, April 23, 2018 – Title sponsored by Wynn and organized by the National Conditions Education (Macau) Association, the second "Wynn Cup – Macau Primary School Student National Education Drawing Competition" award ceremony was held at Wynn Palace today. Under the theme of "My Chinese Dream", the competition aimed to promote deeper knowledge and understanding of national education, as well as nurture national pride among primary school students in Macau. The event brought together over 500 teachers and students from more than 30 schools along with friends from all sectors in the community to witness the announcement of the winners.
Ms. Linda Chen, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Wynn Macau, Limited said in her speech, "It is encouraging to see that the competition attracted participation from more than 30 schools and over 10,000 Macau primary school students, achieving outstanding results. It is the most popular primary school drawing competition in Macau, with the number of schools taking part up 30% compared to last year. The overall standard of the entries this year is even higher than before, which made it a challenge for the judging panel to select a 'one in a million' masterpiece as the final winner."
Through being the title sponsor, Wynn hopes to strengthen the knowledge and understanding of national education among primary school students in Macau, as well as enhancing exchanges in the fields of culture, arts and education between the city and mainland China. At the same time, Wynn has fulfilled its corporate social responsibility and contributed to Macau's prosperity and stability. Children who participated in the competition painted their motherland and traditional Chinese culture with their own hands. The program guided the students in affirming aesthetic concepts, cultivating their ability to feel, express, appreciate and create beauty, and fostering their all-round development and growth. All award-winning entries will appear in a roving exhibition to be displayed at participating schools. Macau students will also be given the opportunity to interact with students from Nanjing, Jiangsu Province through an art and culture exchange in several historical cities in June. It is hoped that this will allow them to understand and learn from each other, as well as spreading the dreams of Macau children to different corners of the country.
At the awards ceremony, Wynn also co-organized a fashion show with the Productivity and Technology Transfer Center of Macau (CPTTM), under the same theme of "My Chinese Dream". Local designers were invited to create a spring/summer collection of parent-child outfits, which were showcased by professionally trained local models together with ten talented primary school students from Premier School Affiliated To Hou Kong Middle School. The event not only provided an opportunity for fashion designers, models and students in Macau to showcase their talents, it also aimed to provide warm memories for teachers and students by turning the award ceremony into an art festival. As a result, the fashion show was one of the highlights of the award ceremony.
After the award ceremony, Wynn immediately kick-started the third "Wynn Cup – Macau Primary School Student National Education Drawing Competition", under the theme of "Greater Bay Area & Belt and Road", encouraging students in Macau to expand their horizons to the "Belt and Road" while being located in the "Greater Bay Area". Cities in the Greater Bay Area or along the ancient Silk Road are also planned to be next year's exchange destination. As Chairman Xi Jinping once said to children, "If you have a dream, you must stay down to earth and study hard to make your dreams come true." The mainland Chinese arts and cultural exchange trip allows children to learn about their motherland, experience the national culture for themselves and appreciate the beauty of China through their own eyes, achieving the educational aspiration of bringing together knowledge and action.
Attendees at the event included: Ms. Qu Xiaoyan, Director of Education and Youth Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao SAR; Ms. Wang Tingting, Deputy Director of the General Affairs Department of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the Macao SAR; Col. Peng Wei, Dean of General office of the Macau Garrison of People's Liberation Army of China; Mr. Vong Iat Hang, Representative of Director of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau, Education and Youth Affairs Bureau; Ms. Christine Lei , Representative of the Cultural Affairs Bureau; Ms. Serene Chan, Head of the Research and Investigation Department of Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau ; Mr. Chan Kin Pong, Executive Director of the Chinese Educators Association of Macau; Ms. Linda Chen, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Wynn Macau, Limited; Jack Wang, President of the National Conditions Education (Macau) Association; judges of the event Zheng Hanlin, renowned painter, and Ms. Lisa Bei, Administrative Officer of Hua Yan Group Ltd; and school principals, directors and guests from over 20 schools.