ARTINFOINDIA.COM’s TITLEE-The Butterfly 2013 is 2nd All India Art Competition for School Children to highlight the environmental issues 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 environment.
Our sole aim is to sensitize/motivate/educate young and budding children through art towards the importance of eco-system we live in.
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
1 July-31 August 2012 Please send entry between these dates only.
5 August 2012 Judging session by panel of expert judges.
7 August 2012 Results will be published at http://www.artinfoindia.com
16 August - 15 September 2012
Exhibition of Awarded Paintings at Lobbies of India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
Guidelines for Art Instructors:
- Before the students pick the pencil/brush, please educate/create awareness among them about the importance of BUTTERFLIES in our eco-system as these creature are not merely aesthetically pleasing but play a major role in our eco-system (for your reference a few facts about the butterflies are attached with this letter).
- It is necessary to include butterfly/butterflies in the artworks made, apart from that, the children have the liberty to paint even a single butterfly.
- Please stick to the sizes mentioned to execute the artwork.
Butterflies are one of the most popular and easily recognized groups of insects. The beauty of these mystical creatures is matched only by their importance to our survival.
The Importance of Butterflies
Butterflies are important pollinators. They are also good indicators of the ecological quality of a habitat, as they are important components of the food chain, particularly as larvae. Few butterflies are a serious threat to economically important plants. In short, butterflies are benign, aesthetically pleasing, faunal members. In turn, the main threat to butterflies is the destruction and loss of their habitats. The channelization of riparian areas, draining of wetlands, lowering of water tables, growth of cities, and expansion of agriculture all contribute to this habitat loss. Widespread use of pesticides may also threaten healthy butterfly populations.
Second only to bees, butterflies are the most important insects in your yard. And they’re a crucial indicator of the health of any ecosystem. A recent study by National Institute for Agricultural Research and National Centre for Scientific Research in France determined that the decline of pollinators like butterflies and bees will likely impact the production of many fruits and vegetable. The study valued the work of bees and butterflies at about $215 billion. This amounts to roughly 9.5% of the total value of the world’s agricultural food
Role of Butterflies in the Ecosystem
The butterfly is a diverse insect, found in many colors and sizes. Worldwide, there are more than 28,000 species of butterflies, with about 80 percent found in tropical regions. The butterfly plays an important role in ecosystems, acting as a pollinator, a food source and an indicator of the ecosystem's well being.
Although not as efficient as bees, butterflies play a big role in pollinating flowers that open during the day. Butterflies tend to favor big, colorful flowers that have a landing platform (labellum) and gather pollen on their long, thin legs as they sip nectar from a flower.
State of Ecosystem
Butterflies have annual life cycles (transforming from egg to adult in a year), requiring that the same conditions be present every year for new eggs to mature. That makes butterflies especially sensitive to climate change, such as pollution and habitat loss, and causes them to be more responsive than birds, plants and other species with longer life cycles. Therefore, an abundance of butterflies usually indicates a healthier ecosystem.
Many butterfly species, like the Monarch and the Painted Lady, migrate over long distances--as many as 3,000 miles. These migrations allow for pollination across long distances and have increased human interest in the species.
Butterflies can provide a rich source of food to predators such as birds or mice. Some butterfly species, like the Monarch, carry toxins that serve as a defense mechanism and are dangerous for some predators to ingest.
Butterflies contribute to ecosystem restoration because they supply pollination and a source of food. Increased butterfly populations may indicate an increase in plant diversity and other pollinator groups within restored areas.
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 Ref. No (Cheque / Demand Draft Number or E-Transfer Ref. No)
Entry fee: Rupees 100/- (One Hundred only) PER ENTRY. SEND Cheque/Bank Draft in favor of ARTINFOINDIA COM payable at GURGAON.
(This is not obligatory to send individual ENTRY FEE, if you are a GROUP OF PARTICIPANTS, A CONSOLIDATE Cheque/Bank Draft may be issued for all the participants from same institution)