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Iran’s Talented Young Artists Receive Hiroshima Awards

Hiroshima-art2014On 13 May 2015, two young Iranian artists were invited to the Tehran Peace Museum to receive their awards for their winning entries in the 29th Children’s Peace Drawing Competition of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

Eight year old Yas Rostampour Kakroodi was the winner of the Distinction Hiroshima Mayor's Prize and twelve year old Helieh Dehnari was the recipient of an Award of Honor. Both artists were presented with their awards by the head of the MOCT Association from Hiroshima, Ms. Shizuko Tsuya at a special ceremony held in the peace museum. 

The Children’s Peace Drawing Competition is an annual event open to children from all over the world. This year, there were more than 4000 entries, including the two winning entries from Iran.

During the ceremony, the Tehran Peace Museum hosted an exhibit commemorating the children who had previously participated in a 2013 cultural exchange programme by sending their drawings on Iranian traditions to Japan.

To see photos of the event click here.