TEHRAN, July 7 (Mehr News Agency) -- Nine Iranian children from Isfahan Province won top prizes of two international painting competitions during last year, the Isfahan's Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) announced on Sunday.

Seven contestants among a total of seventy-one Iranian participants bagged the best prizes in India's Shankar Cartoon Competition held in August 2002. The prize winning children and young adults were Maryam Mahdian, Liela Hamidi, Yassaman Liami, Fahimeh Tabai, Fatemeh Fazeli, Mahsa Derakhshan, and Mina Torabi, said the IIDCYA's Public Relations Manager Fattaneh Dalili.
  
According to IIDCYA, Mina Masjedi and Reza Salehi are the two children who won top prizes of the Japanese Kanagawa International Children's Painting Competition held in November 2002.

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