Prospectus TITLEE-The Butterfly 2013

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.

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Awards and Prizes

All India Level Award and Prizes :

1st Award 1 in each group : Rs. 5000.00 and Medal
2nd Award 1 in each group: Rs. 3000.00 and Medal
3rd Award 1 in each group : Rs. 2000.00 and Medal
Consolation prize 5 in each group : Rs. 500.00 and Medal

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 August 2013 Please send entry between these dates only.

10 August 2013 Judging session by panel of expert judges.

17 September 2013 Results will be published at http://www.artinfoindia.com
http://childrenartcontest.com
and
https://facebook.com/childrenartcontest

16 October - 15 November 2013
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.

Theme : TITLEE-The Butterfly

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.

Pollination

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.

Prey 

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.

Restoration

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.

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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

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Labeling the Entries :

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

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)

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