On 23 June 2017, National Endowment Fund “13 Centuries Bulgaria” awarded the prize “Anastas Staykov” to five graduates of the National Art School “Tsanko Lavrenov”, Plovdiv. The event took place at the House of Culture “Boris Hristov” where an exhibition of their works was arranged.
The prize winners are: Pamela Ivanova Raykova, painting, Maria-Luisa Georgieva Todorova, graphics, Iva Kirilova Kuzeva, iconography, Iva Milkova Staneva, advertising graphics, Victoria Stefanova Videvska, advertising graphics.
The diploma was awarded by the Executive Director of the fund, Mitko Todorov, and Dr. Maria Staykova, daughter of the artist and sponsor. She gave those awarded brushes and pencils from those with which the artist, Anastas Staykov, worked; and to the High School she gave two of his own paintings.