Date
13 December 2017
Lau Kin-jin (left) created 16 works in the space of seven days to grab the top award; Lau at work at five years old. Photos: Apple Daily, Wen Wei Po
Lau Kin-jin (left) created 16 works in the space of seven days to grab the top award; Lau at work at five years old. Photos: Apple Daily, Wen Wei Po

Nine-year-old HK student grabs top award in prestigious art tilt

Hong Kong students swept the awards in the recent International Children’s Art Competition in the Republic of Macedonia, with nine-year-old Lau Kin-ji beating other contestants from over 20 countries to win the top award, Apple Daily reported Tuesday.

Lau became the youngest winner of the Global Best Young Painter award in the 34th year of the annual competition held last month.

Lau had to create 16 works in a space of seven days, using watercolor, carbon pen and brush to clinch the top award.

In all, 15 students from Hong Kong grabbed eight awards in the prestigious art contest. Lam Cheuk-see, 16, and Cheung Hei-ching, 13, were also named among the Top Ten Young Painters this year.

The annual competition is organized by the Ministry of Culture, Education and Foreign Affairs of Macedonia and open to all participants aged four to 20 from all over the world.

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