Winners of the 6th Arts Olympiad announced and invited to the 6th World Children's Festival
The International Child Art Foundation (ICAF) is excited to host the 6th World Children's Festival in Washington D.C. celebrating the creativity and diversity of thousands of children worldwide.
Launched in 1997, the ICAF's school art program called the Arts Olympiad has grown over
the years to become the world's largest. On average, about one million children worldwide
participate in the Arts Olympiad and produce original art on a specified theme. Because of
COVID, the participation in the 6th Arts Olympiad was approximately 220,000 students.
Many bright spots emerged despite the pandemic. In Uganda, for example, more than 10,000 students in 200 schools participated in the 6th Arts Olympiad, and two winners were selected.
In the United States, the 6th Arts Olympiad winners reside in California, Georgia, Illinois,
Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and
Wyoming. The countries that took part in the International Arts Olympiad include Argentina,
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Liberia, Morocco, New
Zealand, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Taiwan, Togo, Turkey,
Uganda, and Uzbekistan.
After eighteen long months of lockdowns and COVID traumas, the winners look forward to participating in the 2021 World Children's Festival (WCF). However, travel restrictions due to COVID makes the convening of all winners impossible.
Organized quadrennially since 199 as the "Olympics" of children's imagination, the WCF is the premier international event for children always held at the National Mall. Though the 2021 WCF will be more of a regional event than an international one, it will be a timely opportunity for children and their families to come together to celebrate creativity, diversity, and unity in our nation's capital. it will be
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