Tonga Parliament’s speaker launches “ art competition ”

Tongan artists will be competing towards the end of this year in an art competition initiated by the speaker of the House , Lord Fakafanua.

The competition was launched on June 13 and the successful artist will have the opportunity for his artwork to “be permanently showcased at the Speaker’s Conference room”.

Winner of the open category competition will be awarded a cash prize of TOP$1,000.00.

Second and third place winners will also receive rewarding prizes.

The deadline for submission of art pieces is October 17th, 2013, when Parliament closes.

Artists are asked to submit at least one piece portraying one of the following themes.

They are “Tonga today, The Future of Tonga and The Parliament of Tonga.”

Lord Fakafanua says the competition is a unique opportunity for local aspiring artists to showcase their talents to the countries leaders, foreign dignitaries and the government community.

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