The Jakarta Post
Indonesian student Mujahid Afif A E from Modal Bangsa High School in Aceh reportedly won a gold medal in the poster category in the 19th International High School Arts Festival in Tokyo.
Hosted by the International Foundation for Arts and Culture (IFAC), the competition was held from Aug. 5 to 10.
According to kompas.com, the competition was aimed to nurture arts creativity, particularly in poster, painting and calligraphy, as well as to give arts and cultural experiences to high school students across the globe.
This year, the painting and poster categories involved students from 18 countries. Each country was allowed to send a maximum of six works to the IFAC.
Meanwhile, the calligraphy category was open for Japanese students.
The selected works were exhibited in the National Art Center, Tokyo.
Prior to joining the event, Mujahid previously won the 2017 National Student Arts Competition and Festival in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara.
He expressed his happiness for being chosen as an Indonesian delegate in the event.
"It was an opportunity for me to meet and expand my network with other international students," he said, adding that it was his first time traveling overseas. (jes/wng)