Chithrolsavam 2018

Chitrolsavam

Drawing/Painting Competition for Students

Kolkata Kairali Samajam, in an effort to find the budding artists in the Malayalee community of Kolkata, is organising a Drawing and Painting Competition titled ‘Chithrolsavam 2018’ in partnership with T K Padmini Memorial Trust, Kerala.

About T K Padmini Trust

T K Padmini Memorial Trust has been set up to commemorate the memory of T K Padmini, a painter from Kerala who passed away at the young age of 29.  Her unflagging courage helped her to face numerous obstacles and leave an indelible mark of her personality on Indian painting.  After Amrita Sher Gill, seldom has as strong a feminine presence overwhelmed the Indian artistic sensibility as that of Padmini’s. A remarkable collection of her paintings are exhibited in the galleries of Kerala Lalithakala Academy, Kochi, National Gallery of Modern Art, Madras, Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad, apart from private collections in India and abroad.

Registration Process

The registrations for the competition will be open from the 20 December 2017 and will close on 05 January 2018. The competition will be held on 07 January 2018 at KKS office premises at 162/B/341, Lake Gardens, Kolkata 700045. The enrolment form, rules & regulations, details of events, etc. are enclosed. The printed form will be available from the KKS representatives.

Competition Categories

  • Drawing – Seniors
    • Age of candidates should be between 12 and 16 years as on 01 January 2018
    • The competition will be theme-based and the theme will be given to the candidates at the start of the competition
    • The candidates will be allowed to choose between 2 (two) themes
    • Only pencils – either black and coloured should be used
    • Time for completion – 2 hours
  • Painting – Seniors
    • Age of candidates should be between 12 and 16 years as on 1 January 2018
    • The competition will be theme-based and the theme will be given to the candidates at the start of the competition
    • The candidates will be allowed to choose between 2 (two) themes
    • Water colour, tempera, poster colours or acrylic paints could be used
    • Time for completion – 2 hours
  •  Painting/Drawing – Juniors
    • The candidate can chose to do either Painting or Drawing. No separate categories for these
    • Age of candidates should be between 9 and 12 years as on 1 January 2018
    • The competition will be theme-based and the theme will be given to the candidates at the start of the competition
    • The candidates will be allowed to choose between 2 (two) themes
    • Water colour, tempera, poster colours or acrylic paints could be used
    • Time for completion – 2 hours
  • Painting/Drawing – Sub-Juniors
    • The candidate can chose to do either Painting or Drawing. No separate categories for these
    • Age of candidates should be between 6 and 9 years as on 1 January 2018
    • The competition will NOT be theme-based and the candidates are free to use their own theme for the painting
    • Water colour, tempera, poster colours or acrylic paints could be used
    • Time for completion – 2 hours

 Cash Prizes

  • Winners – All Categories
    • First      –  2000 (Rupees Two Thousand only)
    • Second –  1000 (Rupees One Thousand only)

 Other Prizes, Certificates & Recognition

  •  Winners – All Categories
    • Certificate of Achievement
    • KKS Plaque
    • Prize winning paintings/drawings will be displayed prominently on the KKS website and Facebook Page or any other publication in the future as decided by the KKS Executive Committee
  •  Participants – All Categories
    • Certificate of Participation
    • KKS Plaque
    • Paintings/Drawings shortlisted by the Judges Panel will be displayed prominently in the KKS website and Facebook Page or any other publication as decided by the KKS Executive Committee

General Rules for the Competition

  • The events are open to students from the Malayalee community from Kolkata only
  • Entry to the competition is free of any charges
  • There will be no separate events for girls and boys
  • One candidate will be able to participate only in one category since the competitions will be held simultaneously
  • Drawing and Paintings need to be done on A4 or A3 size white sheets only
  • The sheets for drawing/painting will be provided to the candidate at the venue. Everything else required for drawing/painting, including clipboard required for holding the sheets, pencils, erasers, colors, brushes etc as required, need to be brought by the participant
  • If the number of participants exceeds expectations, the competition will be spread across two days – 6 and 7 January 2018. This will be announced latest by the 01 January 2018
  • In case of Joint winners in any category, the Prize Money will be shared equally between them
  • All Prizes and Certificates will be awarded to the successful candidates at the KKS Anniversary Celebrations in September 2018 (date to be announced later)
  • Kolkata Kairali Samajam reserves the right to postpone or cancel any event without assigning any reason
  • The decision of the Judging Panel/Judges will be final and binding on all concerned

Assessment Criteria and Points Matrix

 Judging Panel will assess the drawings/paintings in the senior category based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Visual impact
  • Originality
  • Interpretation of the theme

Judging Panel will assess the drawings/paintings in the junior category based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Visual impact
  • Originality

Judging Panel will allocate points to the entries from senior candidates on the basis of the following matrix:

  • Creativity –  5 points
  • Visual impact  –  4 points
  • Originality –  4 points
  • Interpretation of the theme –  2 points
  • Total –  15 points

 Judging Panel will allocate points to the entries from junior candidates on the basis of the following matrix:

  • Creativity –  5 points
  • Visual Impact                 –  3 points
  • Originality –  2 points
  • Total –  10 points