The Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition is a global charity event hosted by Canada Youth Arts Development Foundation in support of UNICEF Canada. The event aims to raise awareness for vulnerable children, provide a platform to help and give them a better future and promote cultural and artistic exchange among children and youth globally.

Preparations for the 6th Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition have begun. The deadline for the off-site round is June 10th, 2018. The live round will be held on August 5th, 2018, at the Richmond Olympic Oval. For more information, please go to the official website:

The competition is organized to raise funds for UNICEF’s “School-in-a-Box” programme. The “School-in-a-Box”, with supplies that include pencils, workbooks and counting blocks, can turn any space into a school environment. One “School-in-a-Box” can provide education for 40 students, a size similar to a small community school.

Youth painting

Chairman of the Organizing Committee WeiZhang Meng said, “We believe children are our future. Every child has the right to grow and thrive, however, not all of them have the circumstances or socioeconomic background to exercise their rights. These children need more than support from governments and charity groups. They need attention and support from every one of us. We strongly believe that every act will make a difference.”

Last summer, more than 20,000 participants from all over the world took part in the off-site round of the event and more than 300 youth participated in the live round. Thanks to generous supporters, the global charity event raised $29,779, which provided 110 “Schools-in-a-Box” and provided 4400 underprivileged children with access to education in emergency situations.

The Award Ceremony was held on Aug 10th, 2017. Awards were given out for The Best Color Award, The Best Composition Award, The Best Technique Award, and The Most Creative Award and the 3rd Place, the 2nd Place, and the 1st place winners received their certificates.

Youth painting

UNICEF Canada representative Richard DeLisle was in attendance to congratulate the winners. “The Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition is an amazing way to get children involved in philanthropy at a young age, especially to help other children just like them around the world. Since 2012, Mr. Meng and his team have built this event so that it is a tradition of the Richmond community, and UNICEF Canada is so grateful to have their long-standing support.”

Since 2012, Canada Youth Arts Development Foundation has organized The Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition to benefit UNICEF’s “School-in-a-Box” programme.
With all the generous supporters throughout the years, more than 100,000 participants from over 50 different countries and regions have participated in the previous competitions. The event has raised more than $100,000 to help the children in need, and has provided approximately 15,800 children access to education in emergency situations. 


In the future, Canada Youth Arts Development Foundation hopes to continue the annual competition and charity event as a celebration of painting, cultural and artistic exchange, and to provide children with the access to turn their dreams into reality.

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