Prospectus LOTUS-The National Flower 2015

ARTinfoINDIA.COM’s painting competition for school children titled TITLEE-The Butterfly 2012, TITLEE-The Butterfly 2013 and PEACOCK-The National Bird 2014 was successfully organized. We have received an overwhelming response from Schools and Parents. In this competition 6 groups (Pre Nursery to Class 10) received 18 Gold, 18 Silver, 18 Bronze Award and 90 commended Award (All India Level) including 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize (School Level) awards were given to winners. Merit Certificate to 500 participants and Certificate of Participation to all the participants were issued. Exhibitions of selected paintings were held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

In continuation to this, ARTINFOINDIA.COM is glad to announce Lotus - the National Flower as theme for 4th All India Art Competition for School Children. This is to depict our love and concern for Lotus - the National Flower through paintings and drawings. This is a one of its kind opportunity to discover the latent talent of budding and upcoming generation through their sincere and creative thoughts about nation.

Our sole aim is to sensitize/motivate/educate young and budding children through art towards the importance of our National Symbols.

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Awards and Prizes

All India Level Award and Prizes :

Medal and Award Certificate
1st Award 3 in each group
2nd Award 3 in each group
3rd Award 3 in each group
Commended Award 15 in each group

School Level Award and Prizes: (If School participates with 25 Paintings in a particular Category/Group)
1st Award 1 in each group
2nd Award 1 in each group
3rd Award 1 in each group

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The schedule of the Competition

1 July-31 July 2015 Please send entry between these dates only.

22-23 August 2015 Judging session by panel of expert judges.

5-6 September 2015 Results will be published at http://www.artinfoindia.com
http://childrenartcontest.com
and
https://facebook.com/childrenartcontest

1 - 31 October 2015
Exhibition of Awarded Paintings at Lobbies of India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.

Theme : LOTUS-The National Flower

Why is Lotus the national flower of India?

Choice of Lotus As National Flower The Lotus Flower symbolizes divinity, fertility, wealth, knowledge and enlightenment. It is also regarded as a symbol of triumph as it can survive to regerminate for thousands of years. Lotus represents long life, honor, and good fortune. Untouched by the impurity despite growing in mud, the flower is also meant to symbolize the purity of heart and mind. It holds additional significance for Hindus, as it is regarded as the symbol of many Gods and Goddesses and is often used in religious practices. It was because of these noble meanings and cultural significance that made the founding fathers of modern India enshrine the lotus in the Constitution as the National Flower.

 

Cultural Significance of Lotus

From ancient times the lotus has been considered to be a sacred symbol in Asian traditions representing sexual purity. It is also regarded as the symbol of purity and divinity by several religions. Hindus relate it to their Almighty, Vishnu, Brahma, Lakshmi and Sarasvati who are often depicted sitting upon this pious flower. As Lotus also stands as the symbol of divine beauty, it is used as a symbol to describe the beauty of Lord Vishnu by referring him as the 'Lotus-Eyed One'. In the Hindu Mythology, the unfolding petals of Lotus signify the expansion of the soul. As the Lotus carries piousness despite growing from the mud, it is said to represent a caring spiritual promise. The Buddhists consider the Lotus Flower to be sacred and auspicious as the flower stands for faithfulness in their religion. The lotus plant has also been cited as a sacred flower extensively in the ancient Puranic and Vedic literature.

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Requirements of the competitive part

The size of the artwork could be

A3 (420 mm x 297 mm)
A4 (297 mm x 210 mm)

or paper of any Standard Sketch Book.

Medium: Any medium of your choice to create Drawing, Painting, Collage or Mixed Media on paper. (Do not Paste 3D material on artwork) ​

Entries must be on good quality paper.

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Categories (Groups):

The competition is open for children of preparatory classes to grade / class X.

Group A - Preparatory Classes (Nur., LKG, UKG)
Group B - Grade / Class I & II
Group C - Grade / Class III & IV
Group D - Grade / Class V & VI
Group E - Grade / Class VII & VIII
Group F - Grade / Class IX & X

Individuals Kindly follow these steps :

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1. Labeling the Entries (Individual Participant)

Every entry must have the following information at the back of the artwork:

  • Name of Participant
  • Class & Group
  • Name of the School and City
  • Name of Father or Mother
  • Address with PIN CODE
  • Mobile No and E-Mail ID
  • Entry Fee Ticket. No.

or

2 Download Individual Entry Form

  • http://artinfoindia.com/downloads/ fill it and paste on the back side of artwork.

2. Participation Fee Rs. 100/ 

  • BUY E-TICKET and mention Ticket No as Payment Ref. Code on Entry Form ​
  • Link for Ticket https://in.explara.com/e/lotus-the-national-flower
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School / Hobby Centres / Group Kindly follow these steps :

1. Labeling the Entries (Group Participation)

  • Every entry must have the following information at the back of the artwork:
  • Name of Participant
  • Class & Group
  • Participation Fee Ref. No.
  • Rubber Stamp of the Institute

2. Download Group Registration Form

  • ​http://artinfoindia.com/download.php fill it and send along with artworks.
  • Attach List of Participant

3. Participation Fee Rs. 100/- per entry

  • A consolidate E-Transfer (Please contact for Bank), Cheque, Bank Draft may be issued for all the participants from same institution.
  • Cheque/Bank Draft in favor of :
    ARTinfoINDIA.COM

Please do not send multiple cheque of Rs. 100/- (Entries with cheque of Rs 100/- shall be disqualified)

Submission of Artworks: 

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Interested Schools, Hobby Centres, Groups and individuals can submit their original artwork
by   Post / Courier / Personally to address given