The First Iteration
In 2021, amidst the challenges of the pandemic, YIV and AOMA launched the inaugurating iteration of the Canada Youth Visual Art Contest (CYVAC)—an initiative bearing wishes of bringing people together through diverse expression, while encouraging global philanthropic action.
In the end, a total of 4 Grand Prizes, 9 Gold Prizes, 20 Silver Prizes, and 204 Outstanding Artworks were selected by the jury of internationally esteemed artists, top university art professors, and renowned senior-level competition judges.
Beyond the fruitful discovery of creative and artistic talents worldwide, all proceeds were donated to UNICEF Canada to provide essentials, healthcare, education, and safety to children in need, raising a grand total of $14,856.
Please stay tuned for the future of CYVAC and the new milestones to come!
UNICEF: OUR 2021 CHARITY PARTNER
Based from our past newsletters, learn more about the development of our contest and hear from the heartfelt UNICEF feature stories in each of our editions.
SURVIVING THE PANDEMIC
Aug. 9, 2021
Fled from rural Aleppo, Syria after violence and conflict, Jawaher and her family of 6 live in rural Damascus, Syria.
While the family had barely enough for little food, they were pushed into harsher living conditions when the pandemic hit. Even worse, Watan, Jawaher’s five-month-old baby boy experienced skin problems due to the lack of clothing and diapers, which is a mandatory necessity for infants that young.
CREATIVITY AND RESILIENCE
Sep. 8, 2021
With much leadership, companionship and resilience, Indian youth are advocates, researchers, communicators and innovators on the front line. Many of their achievements focused on debunking false news spread on social media, making technology accessible for learning and being updated and being COVID-19 vaccinated. Youths communicated their ideas and ideals through numerous medias: radio broadcast, short film, art, delivering education on scooters, and much more.