Karachi—Since 16 years, Colgate Palmolive’s “My Bright Smile”™ Global Art Contest has given children across the globe a platform to express their creativity and showcase their artistic talents. The contest was held under the umbrella of Colgate’s Oral Health Education Program “Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®” (BSBF), which not only gives children a creative outlet to shine, but also educates them about the benefits of good oral care.
Participating contestants range from children between the ages of 6 to 9 years, and the contest usually receives thousands of entries from across the country. This year, “My Bright Smile”™ Global Art Contest received an overwhelming response from children across Pakistan, with 110,283 entries from 2219 schools.
On the 27th of May, 2016, an exhibition displaying various entries was held at the Alliance Française in Karachi, with Nahid Raza, Senior Artist & Principal, Arts Council Institute of Arts & Crafts, Riffat Alvi, Director VM Art Gallery and Munawar Ali Syed, Visual Artist & Teacher at Indus Valley Institute of Art & Architecture and Visual Studies Department, University of Karachi as the judges. Prizes were distributed to the 100 best entries and these 12 lucky winners were selected for their exemplary pieces of original art: To acknowledge the hard work and participation of all the contestants, each one was awarded a Colgate “My Bright Smile”™ Certificate.