Fri, 11 Jun 2004

Mega-Hasyim painting contest

SURAKARTA, Central Java: The campaign team of incumbent president Megawati Soekarnoputri will hold a painting competition on Sunday at Surakarta Cultural Park, Surakarta, with a cash prize of Rp 87.5 million (US$9,211).

Unlike other painting competitions in which contestants choose their own subjects and themes, participants of this competition will paint only Megawati and running mate Hasyim Muzadi.

Hajar Satoto, head of the competition's organizing committee, said some 350 artists nationwide had submitted an entry form. -- Antara