Written by  MBC Online

MyBucks Banking Corporation has rewarded a pencil artist from Thyolo, Luchenza and 2 Bunda Students who beat off competition from over 30 participants to win the Mother's Day Pencil Art Competition.

Kanola shows his winning artwork Kanola shows his winning artwork

The competition was organised by the bank to recognize art required one to draw a picture depicting a mother's love and post it on social media. The artists with the highest likes were to walk away with K150,000, K100,000 and K50,000 cash prizes and finally the categories were won respectively by Lito Kanola with 3,400 likes, Michael Mbandandi Mhone with 1,500 likes whilst Burton Ngwangwa netted 1,200 likes.

Speaking during the award presentation, MyBucks Marketing and Customer Experience Manager, Lindani Nkosi, said:

"Your winning not only showed that you are good artists but also individuals who pay attention to detail as displayed in how you followed the rules of this competition. We were amazed by how you handled the theme to truly depict a mother’s love and your art is truly beautiful."


Nkosi (L) presents a cheque to Kanola during the ceremony


Nkosi highlighted that “as a bank registered and licensed to provide banking and financial advisory services to bring a positive impact in the country, we are also passionate about trending arts and we felt we should give away something through what people are passionate about and have them recognised further by potential people who can reward them for their talent."

In his remarks, Michael Mbanandi Mhone, a student at Bunda College said “I got to know about this competition after my mother sent me the picture encouraging me to get into the competition. I did not delay jumping into the competition and my drawing was done in 4 hours. I am happy for the win as it has increased my following and recognition as an artist. As artists, a year can end without us getting any reward for our art, and with what MyBucks did, I am grateful and happy that I won."


Ngwangwa another student from Bunda College expressed his excitement and gratitude to MyBucks for the prize and asked the bank to organise more of such competitions."


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