News & Updates 28 February 2023

Myanmar: Children’s Art Competition to Commemorate International Day for the Right to Truth

Earlier this February, Asia Justice and Rights organised “Revolt and Resist for the Right to Truth” Children’s Art Competition to commemorate International Day for the #RightToTruth. We received a total of over 180 paintings from various areas, including from migrant learning centres along the Thai-Burma border in Mae Sot, refugee camps in Karenni State, Rohingya refugee camps and also from online participants. All of the children’s artworks were exceptionally well done, and we could see their experiences and feelings represented in these paintings.

We are proud to announce and showcase the best entries, of children & artists who shared their art to help raise awareness of #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar. We decided to give 13 additional consolation prizes (in addition to the five top prizes) to the many outstanding participants! And the winners are:

First Prize Aung Lwin Oo

Second Prize Mg Min Thu Eain

Third Prize Saw Nay Lin Tun

Special Prizes Theint Thiri Bo, Mg Kuu Naung Htaung

Consolation Prizes

Mg Bo Kay Aung

Saw Eh @ Lincoln

Ei Thet Mon Aung

Ma Seria

Mg Benedict

Mg Zayar Oo

Ma Khine Win Wah Aung

Mg Yan Naing Soe

Ma Nilar

Kaung Ei Thaw

Ma Wai Lwin

Nyi Nyi


Special thanks to all the children that participated from various regions and areas in the “Revolt and Resist for the Right to Truth” Children’s Art Competition. We hope the creative expression also helps many to deal with their trauma and stay hopeful for a better future — as art is a powerful medium for telling a story and inspiring others to take action, especially in light of the prevailing crisis in Myanmar.