Naivasha pupil wins international flower drawing competition

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Brian Maina, winner of the international drawing competition. A Kenyan teenager has won the ‘International Flower Sleeve Drawing Competition’, beating 700 participants globally to scoop the top prize of having his design feature on flower packaging in Europe.
Speaking at the school parade last week, Oserian Development Company Director of Administration Kirimi Mpungu broke the news to a rapturous student body. Brian, a shy 13 year old in class six could not hide his joy.
The win will see Brian’s design used as the flower sleeve that packages the Fair Trade Flowers at Swiss Supermarket Coop which is the organiser of the competition. Further prize details will be announced at a prize-giving ceremony in early September in Naivasha.Brian Maina, the winner of the International drawing competition middle Left: Kirimi Mpungu, Administration Director, Oserian Flowers, In yellow -  Mary Kinyua, Oserian Head of Human Resources Ruth Kingori, Headteacher, Oserian Primary
According to Brian, who goes to school at Oserian Primary School in Naivasha, the drawing showcases his daily experiences on the Oserian farm. These include flowers, wildlife, trees and hills-a scenery he sees on his daily commute to school. 

The inspiration behind this award-winning piece is a local television art programme. Brian loves art and the win has given him the motivation to keep drawing hoping to someday showcase his work on TV. This is not the first piece of work for the class six pupil. He has numerous sketches under his belt, among being them that of the former President Mwai Kibaki and other leaders.

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