An art competition for children was held at Fantasy Kingdom Complex in Ashulia yesterday.
The event titled “Polar Ice Cream Moner Sukhe Aaki” was organised by Concord Entertainment Ltd and Dhaka Ice Cream Industries Ltd.
A total of 1,200 children -- aged five to sixteen -- participated in three groups, with 400 in each group. They also enjoyed free rides at the theme park.
Renowned artist Mustafa Monowar and a group of experienced teachers and students from Dhaka University's Faculty of Fine Arts were present as judges.
Thirty participants received awards, and nine received medals. Certificates and crests were distributed among winners.
Gold medal awardees are: Farina Jahan Arpita, Al-Mominul, and Sakib Hossen.
Artist Mustafa Monowar advised children to continue practicing art alongside formal education.
The participants' guardians said such competitions are great initiatives for children, as it encourages them to draw more.
Major Manzoor Ahmed (Retd), general manager of Fantasy Kingdom; popular actor Moushumi and Abdullah Al Mamun, marketing manager of Dhaka Ice Cream Industries were present as guests at the prize-giving ceremony.