During the exposition in Rapallo from 11 to 13 May 2017 an extra voting was organized for the “Honorable Commendation of the HQ Panathlon International”. The voters’ choice coincided with the Selection Commission choice of the Drawing Contest winner. Visitors chose by a considerable majority vote the drawing “Olympiad”.
The exposition Inauguration of the Antwerp University & Panathlon Drawing Contest 2016 and International Graphic Art Competition PI – Domenico Chiesa Foundation was held on May 12, 2017 in the Hotel Rosabianca, Rapallo, Italy. The opening ceremony was initiated by Panathlon International President Pierre Zappelli. The mayor of Rapallo Carlo Bagnasco welcomed the exposition visitors. Words about International Graphic Art Competition came from Maurizio Monego, the Secretary of the PI Domenico Chiesa Foundation Board. The Drawing Contest Inauguration was made by the Chairman of the Selection Commission, Prof. Dr. Alain Verschoren, Prorector of the University of Antwerp. During the opening ceremony the voting for the Honourable Commendation of the HQ Panathlon International was organised.