As part of its partnership with the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Dhaka, Berger Paints Bangladesh Ltd (BPBL) awarded eight talented young artists, including the 'Berger Student of the Year' for 2019.
The award ceremony was held recently at the Dhaka University campus, said a media statement issued on Sunday.
AMM Fazlur Rashid, head of channel engagement at BPBL, said, "The outstanding performances of our promising young artists amaze us every year. This year, yet again, we discovered some genuine talent, and Berger is very proud to stand beside them in their journey ahead.
Tahia Hossain from the Department of Printmaking was named the 'Student of the Year' for this year and was presented prizemoney of Tk50,000, along with a certificate of excellence.
Rasel Rana from the Department of Drawing and Painting; Emana Shahrin from the Department of Graphic Design; Laila Fazal from the Department of Oriental Art; Sharmin Akter Shimu from the Department of Ceramics; Nayan Datta from the Department of Sculpture; Nusrat Alam Pritha from the Department of Craft; Eshita Sarmin Sayma from the Department of History Art, and Tahia Hossain from Department of Printmaking – were this year's award winners, each receiving Tk30,000 as prizemoney.
Berger launched the award in 2018 primarily to honour the academic excellence of Fine Arts students from the University of Dhaka, as well as to provide financial support to promising young artists at the final stages of their academic journey.
A jury board comprising three members, led by the dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, supervised the selection process of the awardees.