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Two women from Yucatán win at nationwide facemask design competition

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Two young women from Yucatán took second and third place at a national facemask design competition called “Por todos, úsalo bien.”

The contest was organized by Mexico’s youth institute, the national communication council, and fundación Gonzalo Río Arronte.

The objective of the competition was to promote the talent of Mexico’s designers and to highlight the importance of proper facemask use. 

Anahí Paola Domínguez Hernández and Mirna Leticia Kantún Cahum, both from Mérida, said that they were proud to represent Yucatán.

Anahí Paola Domínguez Hernández (17) won second place with her design titled “Panoramas,” which she said brings in to contrast the loss of life suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, with hope for a better future.

“I am very happy to have won second place, I really wanted to participate in this competition and I am very pleased with the result,” said Domínguez Hernández.

For her part, Mirna Leticia Kantún Cahum said her design, which won third place, was inspired by her Mayan heritage.

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