Tagit Machlof 311.
(photo credit: Israel Antiquities Authority)
A shot of youthful enthusiasm was injected into the Israel Antiquities Authority
as the winner of its 20-year anniversary art contest was declared.
contest, which was launched two months ago following an extensive archeological
program for exceptional students, culminated with Tagit Machlof, a fifth-grade
student from the Or Lataf School in Givat Olga, winning the prize.
online at the Antiquities Authority Web site, the winning entry was
the public out of about 100 posters to choose from.
The winning piece of
art was shaped like a traffic sign, and read, “Do not destroy the
This succinct message perfectly encapsulated what the contest was
trying to achieve, organizers said: Namely, that to safeguard the
must protect the past.