SAARC Non-Violence Day Art Competition for School Children

SAARC Art Competition organised by the SAARC Cultural Centre would like to inspire the School children to promote the Concept of Non-Violence through their creativity.  The Centre intends to highlight the need to inspire peace, tolerance, non-discrimination, co-existence and respect for people.  Winners in each category will be awarded cash prizes and certificates and the Award Ceremony which will be held in conjunction with the SAARC Charter Day on 8th December 2018.

The Art Competition is open to school children in two age groups (Age as of 1st January 2018) using the following topics for their Artworks,

  1. Junior Category: 10 – 13 years: “The good man is the friend of all living things” – Mahatma Gandhi
  2. Senior Category:14 – 18 years : “What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of  what we are doing to ourselves and to one another” – Mahatma Gandhi

All paintings should be submitted in the following format
Size       : Standard A3
Medium: Water Colours, Crayons, Acrylic, Oil

All paintings should be accompanied with the following information:

  • Name in Full
  • Age and Date of Birth
  • Name of School
  • Paintings should be certified by the Principal, Art Teacher, or the Class Teacher. (The entry should be the original work of the school children and there should be no assistance rendered by anyone else)

Completed Paintings, with the above-mentioned information, must reach the SAARC Cultural Centre on or before the 1ST OF NOVEMBER 2018. Late entries and entries with incomplete information will not be accepted. The submitted work will remain the property of the SAARC Cultural Centre.

The winner in each category will be awarded a certificate and a cash prize as follows:
1st Prize      LKR. 25,000/=
2nd Prize     LKR. 20,000/=
3rd Prize      LKR. 15,000/=
The School that sends in the highest number of entries will receive a Certificate of Recognition. The Award Ceremony will be held on SAARC Charter Day, the 8th of December 2018. Details of the ceremony will be informed in due course and will be available via

Entries must be sent (By Registered Post or Delivered by Hand) to:
The Documentation Officer / Programme Assistant,
The SAARC Cultural Centre, No. 224, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7.

For further clarification please contact 0771053008 / 0723915808 / 0112584451
We look forward to receiving completed and certified entries for this unique children’s art competition.