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Thorn Ravuth won a lamp design competition. KT/Say Tola

A passionate art lover and third-year architecture student at Royal University of Fine Arts, Thorn Ravuth, won a lamp design competition hosted by Baitong a few weeks ago.

Mr Ravuth recalled, “When I was in Grade 8, I entered a painting competition titled Washing Hand. I also competed in a logo design competition at Reek Sai in 2016. I didn’t win those competitions, but I told myself that if I never gave up, I would win one eventually. And now I have.”

Although this was not a major competition, Mr Ravuth said he hoped people would understand why winning it was important to him.

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“I have done it in just half a day, by using Khmer artistic design. I hope people will strive to keep their culture alive. Also, by designing with the materials such as scissor, bottle cover, and rope, I hope to educate Cambodian people about proper waste disposal and the importance of recycling.”

Mr Ravuth expressed gratitude to two friends who helped him win the contest, for which he received $150. After finishing university, his dream is to become a well-known architect and put his skills to work improving people’s lives.

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