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The objective of open art competition is to engage children in a creative exercise to express themselves, stimulate their creativity and innovative ideas through art.

Topic for the Competition

Topic 1: My Own Art

Topic 2: Landscapes of India

Topic 3: COVID-19 and Nature


The competition is open to all students/ researchers enrolled in higher educational institutions (UG, PG, M.Phil, Ph.D. and Post Doc) in any colleges/ universities in India. Open and distance learning students are also eligible to participate

Important Dates

Last Date for Registration: 11th July, 2020 (Upto 10:59PM)

Date of the Competition: 25th June to 11th July, 2020 (Upto 11:59PM)


  • The participant should be registered at least 01 Hours before the competition i.e. 11th July, 2020 (Upto 10:59PM)
  • Three topics for the competition are given above and the participant can choose one of the topics for their art
  • The art can be a sketch, drawing or a painting using any tools such as pencil, crayon, water colour, oil paint, computer drawing, etc.
  • Photographs, wires, and other 3D objects are not acceptable
  • The work of art should be original and it must be created by the participant himself or herself
  • The art should not include words, national flags or slogans
  • The art should not infringe or violate other’s rights, trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyrights
  • The art should be appropriate at school student levels. They should not violate any rules of India and should not be indecent, offensive, hateful, defamatory and unsuitable for public display and publication
  • Clear image showing the entire art should be uploaded in the P N Panicker National Reading Mission mobile app using the Username and Password provided at the time of registration
  • Judge’s decision will be final

Entry Fee



  • eCertificate of Participation to all the Participants, who submit their entry
  • The first and second prizes will be awarded according to the regions of India or state-wise depending on the entries
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