Shanker Art Foundation organises a theme based ‘Children Art Contest’ every year with a sole objective to provide talented children and amazing young artists with the platform to explore their creative talent and exhibit their concerns, thoughts and stories on a drawing sheet/canvas, which otherwise remain constrained to their individual schools and the notice boards.
Shanker Art Foundation invites children of classes preliminary to senior secondary from schools, art institute’s, hobby centres etc. spread pan India to submit their original artworks filled with ideas that describe their understanding of the theme-based topic and are encouraged to express their feelings and take on same. Individual children can also partake in the event. Moreover, this art contest is not about winning a prize but also about sharing the prodigy talent with the much larger community.
So far the Shanker Art Foundation has organised seven such contest like Titlee -The Butterfly in 2012, Titlee-The Butterfly in 2013, Peacock-The National Bird in 2014, Lotus-The National Flower in 2015, Tiger-The National Animal in 2016, Colours of National Symbols in 2017 and Colours of National Symbols in 2018.
It is observed that above 200 schools and nearly 2000 children participate every year in the contest. The artworks are then methodically and comprehensively reviewed and judged by a jury, comprising of acclaimed artists, art teachers and critics. They, with their unbiased approach, select the best young artists and unanimously believe that every participant is a winner by participating in such a platform.
The winners of the competition from seven segregated groups are tabled in the category of Gold Award, Silver Award, Bronze Award, Commended Award and lastly Appreciation Award. Winners are felicitated with mementoes, medals or certificates’ depending upon the award they have won, and it reaches them through the post.
We will be announcing the next contest very soon. Keep watching this place.