SAARC Non-Violence Day Art Competition 2019

In 2019, the SAARC Cultural Centre endeavours to promote the concept of Non-Violence amongst School Children by conducting an Art Competition, the theme is based on a quote by Mahatma Gandhi, “Where there is love there is Life”. The Centre mandated to promote culture in the South Asian Region will once again create the platform for the School Children to showcase their creativity to the world with their Artistic depiction.

SAARC Non-Violence Day is observed on the 2nd October each year in conjunction with the International Non-Violence Day to mark the Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The commemoration of the Non-Violence Day sends out a strong message to the society of the universal significance of the principle of Non-Violence. The First ever SAARC Non-Violence Day in the year 2012 received overwhelming response from School Children and the Non-Violence Day programme continues to gain momentum throughout the years. In 2018, the winners of the SAARC Non-Violence Day Art Competition were awarded with cash prizes at the 34th Charter Day celebrations held in Colombo.

a)    The Competition is open to children in two age groups (Age as of 2nd October 2019) who are citizens of and residing in the Host Country (Sri Lanka). The following theme to be used for both categories.

“Where there is love there is Life”

  • Junior Category: 10 – 13 years}
  • Senior Category:14 – 18 years}

b)    The entry should be the original work of the school children and there should be no assistance rendered by anyone else.
c)    All paintings should be accompanied with the Registration Form (available at our website: Annex the registration form to the backside of the painting.
d)    Paintings should be certified by the Principal, Art Teacher, or the Class Teacher.

a)    Completed Paintings, on the above theme, must reach the SAARC Cultural Centre on or before the 20th September 2019.
Late entries will not be accepted.
b)    All paintings should be submitted in the following format

  • Size        : Standard A3
  • Medium  : Water Colours, Crayons, Acrylic, Oil

c)    Entries with incomplete submission of information will be disqualified.

a)    The judges’ decision will be final.
b)    10 short listed School Children from each category will be invited to create a painting on-site under the theme “Where there is love there is Life” – Mahatma Gandhi on the 2nd October 2019 coinciding the SAARC Non-Violence Day celebrations.
c)    The Final Winners will be announced on the same day and an Award Ceremony will be held at the end of the programme to present the certificates and cash prizes to the winners.

a)    The winners in each Category will be awarded a Certificate and Cash Prizes as follows:
1st Prize      LKR. 30,000/=
2nd Prize     LKR. 20,000/=
3rd Prize      LKR 15,000/=
b)    The School that sends in the greatest number of entries will receive a Certificate of Recognition.

SAARC Cultural Centre,
No. 224, Bauddhaloka Mawatha,
Colombo 7.

For further clarification please contact,
Mahinda 077-1053008
Harishnath 072-3915808
Shanthini 011-2584451

SAARC Cultural Centre reserves the rights to disqualify entries that do not adhere to the rules and regulations.