Berger Paints Bangladesh has awarded six young painters under the Berger Young Painters' Art Competition (BYPAC) this year.
Berger handed over prize money, crests and certificates among the winners at the silver jubilee round of the BYPAC programme held at Berger Bhaban in the city's Uttara on December 28.
The leading paint manufacturer organises the programme every year with the objective to encourage the promising artists of the country.
"BYPAC established itself as a platform for talented artists and has given them the opportunity to attain nationwide recognition for their brilliant works of art," Rupali Chowdhury, managing director of Berger Paints Bangladesh, said while addressing the event.
She expressed her gratitude to the artist community of Bangladesh, who have supported and facilitated BYPAC every year.
Chowdhury said: "There have been some marvellous submissions this year. I have been truly inspired by the display of talent by the young artists. Given the increasing number of submissions and participating artists in the competition since 1996, this competition has proven its role in uplifting the creative development of Bangladesh's youth."
Professor Nisar Hossain, dean of the fine arts faculty of Dhaka University and chairman of 25th BYPAC Jury Committee, praised all who are associated with the competition for making it a success amidst the ongoing pandemic.
Jayatu Chakma, secured first position in this year's competition with his painting titled 'Lockdown', Sumiya Mehernaz Joya and Rumana Rahman secured second and third positions respectively.
Md Rafiqul Islam, Saiyad Saif Ali and Shahed Hossain were the rest three of the top six painters.
A total of 772 paintings were submitted and 392 of them took part in the competition.
The jury board also consisted noted artists Sheikh Afzal Hossain, Asmita Alam Shammy, Ahmed Shamsuddoha, Kanak Chanpa Chakma and Mohammad Iqbal Ali.
The winners will get chance to take part in an art workshop at Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata.