SAARC Art Competition – to Mark International Non- Violence Day

October 2016

The SAARC Cultural Centre, mandated to promote culture in the region will celebrate SAARC Non- Violence Day, with an Art Competition for children. October 2nd is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Ghandhi, who in recent history, revived the principle of non violence.  At the root of many of the problems faced by the world today, is the various forms of violence including those against the environment, augmented by social strife and inequity.

The SAARC Cultural Centre will reach out to children in schools across the island by organizing an Art Competition that would create awareness on the need to revive and inspire in our societies peace, tolerance, non discrimination, co-existence, non-violence and respect for each other. The competition is opened to all children in two age groups

Junior Category – Ages 5 – 14, Senior Category – Ages 14 – 19

The paintings should be based on the following themes

Junior Category :  “You must be the change you want to see in the world” Mahatma Gandhi

Senior  Category: “My religion is based on truth and non violence. Truth is my God, Non Violence is the means of realizing him” Mahatma Gandhi

All paintings should be submitted in the following format

Size :  Standard A3

Medium : Water Colours, Crayons, Accrylic, oil

All paintings should be accompanied with the following information:

Name in Full, Age, Name of School, Title of the painting

DEADLINE – 30th  October 2016

Cash Awards will be given for the first three in each category. ( 1st Prize 25,000/ 2nd Prize 20,000/3rd Prize 15,000)  The Award Ceremony and Exhibition of Paintings will be held in December to coincide with SAARC Charter Day 2016. All selected paintings will receive a certificate of participation. Late entries will not be accepted. The school that sends the most number of entries will be acknowledged.  All entries should be sent to the SAARC Cultural Centre, 224, Baudhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7. For further clarification please contact 0771053008