8th International Festival of Paintings for Pediatric Patients (IFPPP)

Yerevan, Armenia

November 2023

Organized by Health and Art (HEART) Group

The Health and Art (HEART) group, is behind all this. The HEART is a charity group with only one goal: "to maintain and improve the mental health of sick kids, all over the world". HEART relies on nothing but fundraising ceremonies, charity events, and local support to be able to organize the IFPPP and a variety of other successful events to "Bringing Smile to A Beating Heart". Besides the IFPPP, HEART is busy throughout the year with the Football Mini World Cup, Book and Toys Sharing Campaigns, and Charity Exhibitions…


This year, we are taking the 8th IFPPP to the beautiful city of Muscat, Oman. The host proudly exhibits the top 40 best paintings along with more than 40 cities worldwide, while the 12 young winners of the IFPPP will be invited to attend the Awarding Ceremony on November 10th.

Last year, the 6th IFPPP festival in Istanbul was held with 250 selected artworks, from a total of more than 500 excellent paintings, in hallways, corridors, and along the walls of galleries, hospitals and medical centers of 40 cities, from Los Angeles, the USA to Minsk, Belarus, Barcelona, Spain, Baku, Azerbaijan, Hong Kong, Konya, Turkey, Iran, etc.


Winners of previous festivals

1st IFPPP: Tehran, Iran

Group A: up to 6 years old: 1st Ranks: Eivinas Venckus, 6 years old, Lithuania; Mohammad Aryan Ghazvinian, 5 years old, Iran; 2nd Rank: Yazdan Ghaemi, 5 years old, Iran; 3rd Ranks: Baran Zareian, 5 years old, Iran; Maryam Alieyva, 4 years old, Azerbaijan
Group B: 7-10 years old: 1st Rank: Maks LenartCernelc, 9 years old, Slovenia; 2nd Rank: David Alexandru, 10 years old, Romania; 3rd Rank: Amir Mohammad Bahmadi, 10 years old, Iran
Group C: 11-14 years old: 1st Rank: Paulina Schulz, 13 years old, Germany; 2nd Rank: Elin Serkisian, 12 years old, Iran; 3rd Rank: Alba Begara Valera, 12 years old, Spain
Group D: 15-18 years old: 1st Rank: Zahra Farasmane, 16 years old, Iran; 2nd Rank: Neha Ray, 16 years old, India; 3rd Rank: Mariam Ali Dbouk, 15 years old, Lebanon