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60 Pupils Battle For Three Computers In Painting Contest

Posted: Oct 13, 2015 at 4:05 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Ejikeme Omenazu, Lagos

SIXTY creative Nigerian pupils drawn from public and private primary schools in Lagos and Port Harcourt will be competing for three state-of-the-art computers in a final painting competition holding soon.

The 60 pupils are the best of the 5,000 entries received from 250 schools in the two cities for the Yojus Star Painting Contest coming up on Saturday October 24, 2015 in Lagos.
The competition, a brainchild of Ranona Limited, manufacturers of the Yojus Fruit Drinks, is featuring pupils between six and 12 years who are in primary schools.
The Category Brand Manager of the company, Foluke Makinde, who disclosed this in Lagos on Tuesday October 13, 2015, said the best three pupils in the final competition will go home with one computer each.
She also stated that the first prize winner will, in addition, receive a plaque and a one-year supply of the Yojus fruit drinks, while the second prize winner will receive a plaque and a six-month supply of the fruit drinks.
Makinde added that the third place winner will also receive a plaque and a three-month supply of the company’s fruit drinks.
The painting contest, an annual event, she explained, is meant to encourage creativity and deep thinking among Nigerian children and provide them with a platform to express themselves, adding that efforts are being made to make it a national event involving primary schools in all the states in the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the near future.
This year’s event, the second so far by the company, according to her, is themed: “Our Beautiful World”, and will involve the children who are expected to interpret the theme through their live paintings during the final competition.
She also stated that there will be several other activities for non-participating students during the contest to explore their imagination and provide them with a lot of fun.
Also speaking, the company’s Events and Promotion Manager, Adedotun Adelaja, stressed that his organisation is committed to the continuity of the annual contest, no matter the cost and that it will continue to actively engage its customers and give them opportunities to expose themselves through creativity and fun.
Adelaja added that Yojus as a brand, exposes the colourful and playful nature of children, refreshes and engages their imagination, stressing that the contest will enable them to think creatively and differently as they grow.