By The Nation
This year, the top award in the contest, held in the Chinese city of Harbin, went to the team from Trat Polytechnic College.
Two other Thai teams – from Ubon Ratchathani Vocational College and Suratthani Vocational College – came joint second in the competition.
Held between January 4 and 7, the contest attracted 55 teams from seven countries and territories: Thailand, Russia, Denmark, the United KIngdom, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
The three Thai prize-winning teams flew back to the Kingdom Tuesday evening.
Suthep Chittayawong, secretary-general of the Office of Vocational Education Commission, said that two of the Thai winning teams had designed their sculptures based on last year’s world-famous cave rescue operations at Tham Luang in Chiang Rai province.
In June and July, international help poured into Thailand as the country mounted a massive effort to rescue 12 young footballers of the Moo Pa (Wild Boars) Academy and their coach from the heavily flooded cave.
“The other [Thai prize-winning] team embraced the theme of unconditional love and ties,” Suthep added.