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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Hyderabad Open Art Competition

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To find best artistic talents in the city - Hyderabad, to encourage all the budding artists, to show-case hidden talents of upcoming artists, explore ideas from school children, and to give a platform for everyone to exhibit their inner talents, Cultivating Art is organizing an open competition for all art lovers - "Hyderabad Open Art Competition - 2018".

Hyderabad Open Art Competition will be conducted in 7 different categories from Pre School children to Men and Women of all ages.

Category 1 - Pre-school

Category 2 - Classes 1 to 2

Category 3 - Classes 3 to 4

Category 4 - Classes 5 to 6

Category 5 - Classes 7 to 8

Category 6 - Classes 9 to 10

Category 7 - Men & Women of all ages.

 Theme:  "Celebrating Children's Day"

Medium: any drawing/coloring material but preferably wax crayons for Category 1 to 3, and water colors for Category 4 to 7.


Everyone is a winner in Art. Every participant will get a personalized name printed  “Participation Certificate”.

Every Category will have top performers in a 1:25 ratio i.e. for every 25 participants, 1 top performer will be awarded with a memento and merit certificate. For ex. if there are 1000 participants in a category, then 40 top performers will be awarded.

Exceptional art work will be rewarded with Certificate of Excellence.

Surprise gifts from sponsors - will be announced on competition day by sponsors.

Terms & Conditions:

1.    Entry fee is Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred Only).

2.    Last date for submission of entries - 4th November 2018.

3.    Time duration is strictly 90 minutes only.

4.    Art work submission counters will be closed at 11:30 am sharp.

5.    Participants must get all their material like drawing pads, crayons, water colors, paint palette, pencils, eraser etc.  Only drawing sheets will be provided.

6.    Parents are not allowed inside to help children but allowed as participants of Category 7. We strongly encourage all parents to give a try and experience what their kids are enjoying.  Why only kids have all the fun? Why not parents?

7.    Prizes will be announced by 12:30 pm on the same day and will be distributed immediately.

8.    Judges decision will be final without any further jurisdiction.

9.    No comparisons or discussions or explanations entertained on Judges’ decision.

10. Due to elections time in Hyderabad, for any unforeseen reasons, if any changes with date or venue, all participants must adhere and cooperate with the organizers.

11. Participation Certificate, mementos, surprise gifts will be given on the same day.   

12. Merit Certificates & Certificate of Excellence will be sent by post within 10 days after competition date.

13. For any queries, call on: +91-83417-00716 or +91-92999-58548 or email at: or visit at:

14. Prior registration is a must. There will be no on-the-spot registration.
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Every year Nav Shri Art & Culture Organisation Organises Painting Competition at National Level for All Professional Artist, School Teachers, Students of Fine Arts from Fine Arts Institutes, Schools, Colleges, Academics, Art Faculty, Anybody who has a propensity for Drawing & Painting Art or Hobby Pursuer of Art, as well as Professional- Level Amateur Fine artist with a Minimum of 18 years above are eligible to participate in the competition. This competition's subject is to eradicate the squalor from our society and we provide artists with a new theme every year so that they can spread awareness among the people. Artists from all over India participate in this and the winners are awarded with Cash Prizes, Trophies, Scholarships, Gift Hampers, Certificates etc. Winners are also exhibited in the art exhibition to encourage the art of an artist.

Competition Theme / Topic
'Story on Canvas'
In the theme of 'Story on Canvas' you can make through from your imagination or thinking but there should be a message, thought or a story in the painting.

Minimum Age of 18 Years are Eligible to Participate.

Who Can Participate
All Professional Artist, Art Faculty, School Teacher, Student of Fine Arts from Fine Art schools, Colleges, Institutes, Academies, Anybody Who has an Inclination for Drawing & Painting. Hobby Pursuer of Art, as well as Professional-level Amateur Fine Artist.
Participants must be Either Indian or Indian Descendants.
Members of the Panel of Judges are Not Allowed to Participate.

Artwork Size
Minimum 12” x 18” to Maximum 30” x 40” (Inches)

Medium to be used
You Can Choose Any Medium

Last Date for Registration
January 20th, 2019 (Sunday)


1st Prize
Cash 21,000/-
(Trophy + Award Certificate + Gift Hampers + Exhibition)
2nd Prize
Cash 11,000/-
(Trophy + Award Certificate + Gift Hampers + Exhibition)
3rd Prize
Cash 5100/-
(Trophy + Award Certificate + Gift Hampers + Exhibition)
Consolation Prizes (3)
(Trophy + Award Certificate + Gift Hampers + Exhibition)
Top 20 Nominated Artists Get a Opportunity to Participate in Group Exhibition on National Level (Free of Cost)
*Participation Certificate for All Participants

Declaration of Result
Result will be declared on February, 24th 2019

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Camel Art Contest 2018

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Kokuyo Camlin, earlier known as Camlin is the pioneer and leading manufacturer of art materials and stationery products in India.
Students from pre-school to 10th standard are invited to participate in 5 clearly divided groups. Each group receives an exciting and relevant topic every year. Every entry competes at the school level. The winners of school level then move to a regional level and finallycompete at a national level. Since schools are very important in making this contest possible, the schools with best performance at the regional and national level are honoured with trophies.


Group A
Kindergarten (below Std. 1st)
My Family- Being with family is always fun and joyful. Whether its home or at picnic. Make your fun filled family time come alive with camel colour
Group B
My Favorite School
(Std 1st & 2nd )
School days are always memorable, Whether its play school/primary school or art school. Bring back those memories with vivid colours

Group C
My Hobbies
(Std 3rd & 4th)
Hobbies are part of you, they are your own idea of creative learning, which gives you immense pleasure and joy. May be a sport or collecting things, reading or how you can make learning easy through your artwork

Group D
(Std 5th & 6th)
Festivals unite people of diverse types, among them are regional/commerce fairs, tood, arts, folk and religious festivals and many more to celebrate, which could be depicted in an array of colours

Group E
Train Journey
(Std 7th till 9th)
Train journeys are fun. We meet people from all walks of life and spend time with family while looking at beautiful scenes pass by from the train window. The child is free to draw an account of his favourite train journey, and don't forget platforms are also very exciting
Group F
Person who I admire
(Std 10th till 12th)
From parents to friends, and from sports players to scientists . Be it a Kalpana Chawla or Dr Abdul Kalam. We all admire someone in our life, and try to follow them. Let's draw the person you admire and fill with colours

How to Participate
Schools can register for the contest at

  • AICCC / Camel Art Contest entry labels are available in specific products of Camel Student & Premium Colour Range.
  • •Please ensure a completely filled AICCC / Camel Art Contest entry label is pasted at the back of the painting.
  • Originality and creativity is appreciated. Copying and colouring pre-printed drawing is not acceptable.
  •  Winning paintings at the Primary level are eligible for Zonal level judging.
  •  Prominent artists and educators would form the Jury at Zonal level. Zonal winners would go for Grand Finale level judging where child psychologists will also be on the jury.
  • Schools with highest participation and best performance at the Zonal and Grand Finale level would be honoured with trophies 
  • Results of Zonal level and winning paintings of Grand Finale level would be hosted on the microsite
Direct entry is also possible for the contest. Click here for direct registration

Grand Finale (Prize and Certificates)
• 1 each of First, Second and Third prize
• 5 to 15 Appreciation prizes in each group
Zonal Level Prizes (Prize and Certificates)
• 1 each of First, Second and Third prize
• 5 to 15 Appreciation prizes in each group
Primary Level Prizes
(Prize and Certificates)
1% of participants will be selected for the Zonal level judging and will receive the prizes.
Popular Choice Awards- All the Grand Finale award winning entries would be showcased on the website for people to appreciate and vote for there favourite one in each group.
The top vote grossers would be awarded with 'Popular Choice Award' trophies.

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WORD MANIA Global 2018

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WORD MANIA Global 2018: The world's funnest literacy competition for schools.
For Years 1 to 9 (English National Curriculum or local equivalent).

Race against the clock to build as many words as possible in three minutes. Drag letters into the word board to make words, then click the "Mark" button. Swap letters to build more words quickly. Multipliers, Gold and Diamond tiles add a new level of fun!

Battle your friends in the Word Buddy Challenge!
Request your friends to become Word Buddies and then challenge them to a word building battle!
There are more than 20 badges to earn,
including for playing many games using special tiles, playing against Word Buddies and achieving high scores.

10 September - 26 October

Round One
28 October - 02 November

Round Two
04 November - 09 November


11 November - 16 November

For more information and registration click here
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Thursday, 11 October 2018 SCALE OF TRANSFORMATION QUIZ

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In order to generate awareness about the Government Schemes among 1.25 billion people The “Scale of Transformation” Quiz, an online quiz competition will be conducted by MyGov from 5th October 2018 to 21st October 2018.

Terms and Conditions

  • Online quiz will be conducted by MyGov at
  • The Quiz is open to all Indian CitizensDuration of the Quiz is 50 seconds during which a maximum of 5 questions can be answered.
  • An individual can participate only once in the quiz.
  • The same mobile number and same email address cannot be used more than once to participate in the quiz
  • The quiz will be in English/Hindi.
  • Winners will be awarded following cash prizes:-
  • 1st prize- Rs. 10,0002nd prize- Rs. 5000
  • The criteria of selecting the winners will be maximum correct answers in the shortest time subject to the stipulation of 5 questions attempt and 50 seconds duration.
  • Discovery/detection/noticing of use of any unfair/spurious means/ malpractices including but not limited to impersonation, double participation etc. during the participation in the quiz will result in the participation being declared null and void and hence, rejected. 

Click here for further information and to participate
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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign at National and International Level

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National Level

Dhai Akhar National Level Letter Writing Campaign is a campaign organized by Department of Posts to promote the art of letter writing in the country. The theme/topic of the Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign is “Letter to my motherland / मेरे देश के नाम खत” inspired by Rabindranath Tagore’s “Amar Desher Mati”.

(i) Up to 18 years: -
(a) Inland Letter Card Category
(b) Envelope Category
(ii)Above 18 years: -
(a) Inland Letter Card Category
(b) Envelope Category

Prize to be given to the winners in each Category at Circle Level:
First Prize in each Category: INR 25000/-
Second Prize in each Category: INR 10000/-
Third Prize in each Category: INR 5000/-

Prize to be given to the winners in each Category at National Level:
First Prize in each Category: INR 50000/-
Second Prize in each Category: INR 25000/-
Third Prize in each Category: INR 10000/-

The last date of submission is 31 Oct 2018.

International Level

The letter can be written on plain A-4 size paper with a word limit of not more than 1000 words and is to be sent to Assistant Director General (Philately), Department of Posts, Room No. 108, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi - 110001. Only handwritten letters posted by 31-10-2018 will be accepted. A scanned copy of the letter can be submitted on the MyGov portal by 31-10-2018 (23:59 IST); however, it is compulsory that a hard copy of the letter bearing dispatch postmark of not later than 31-10-2018 be sent by post. Letters uploaded on the MyGov portal on 31-10-2018 but bearing a postmark after 31-10-2018 will not be entertained.

All Non-resident Indians and Persons of Indian Origin living outside India can participate in the International Level Dhai Akhar Letter Writing Campaign.

Prize to be given in each Category at International Level:
First Prize in each Category: INR 50000/-
Second Prize in each Category: INR 25000/-
Third Prize in each Category: INR 10000/-

The last date of submission is 31 Oct 2018.

Click here for further details
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NFDC Short Film Competition

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Be the change which you want to see in the world - Short Film Competition

On the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, National Film Development Corporation, a unit of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has initiated to organise a Short Film Competition through A Short Film competition invites young amateur filmmakers (School/College Students) to make Short Films (maximum 3 minute) based on “Be the change which you want to see in the world” to showcase the relevance of the messages even today in the 21st century.

The objective of the competition is to make the youth aware of the simplicity and high ideals of Mahatma Gandhi’s life which eventually became his message to the world.

About the Competition:
1. The Short Film is open only for Indian Citizens who are amateur film-makers/ students from High schools/Colleges /University (both Public & Private)
2. Submission of the Short Film will start from 2nd October 2018.
3. The duration of the Short Film should be maximum 3 minutes.
4. The Short Film can be made in any of the 22 Official Indian Languages with transcript (in verbatim) in Hindi /English.
5. The winning entries will be announced on a later date on
6. The Experts on Gandhian Philosophy and Film Making would form the Panel of Jury and evaluate the competitor’s.
7. The last date of Submission will be 31st December 2018.

“Be the change which you want to see in the World”

1. The Top 10 successful entries will be awarded by/with Cash Prizes.
2. Certificate and Internship with any regional office of NFDC for 2 weeks with consultation and consent of the winners.
First Prize - Rs. 50,000/-
Second Prize - Rs. 35,000/-
Third Prize - Rs. 25,000/-
All other 7 consolation prizes- 10,000/- each
3. If the winners are willing, they will be given preference to get empanelled with NFDC provided they fulfil basic requirements of Empanelment Criteria.

Click here for further details

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Wednesday, 3 October 2018 Gandhi Quiz

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The Gandhi Quiz is being organized by Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
  • The quiz shall open on October 02, 2018 at 12:00 Noon (IST) and will close at 17:00 hrs (IST) on November 14, 2018. 
  • Entries received outside of these time/dates will not be valid.Entry into the Gandhi Quiz is open to all entrants who are resident of India or are of Indian origin.
  • You will be required to provide your name, email address, telephone number and postal address. 
  • By submitting your contact details you will give consent to these details being used for the purposes of theOnce submitted an entry cannot be withdrawn.Prizes will be given for both Hindi and English quiz. 
  • However, a person can be given prize for only one Quiz either for Hindi or English.One entrant can participate only once. 
  • Multiple entries from the same entrant will not be considered and will be discarded.
  • Total number of questions each participant has to attempt will be 10 in numbers.
  • Each participant will be given a time of 100 seconds to complete the quiz. 
  • Every week one winner will be declared.Prizes for participants:
  • Overall first winner of first position : Rs 21000.00 and Gandhi Literature
  • The individual coming second will get Rs 15000.00 and Gandhian Literature
  • The individual coming third will get Rs 11000.00 and Gandhian Literature.
  • Also winners will be declared every week. 
  • The weekly winners will be given Gandhian Literature. (only those who get the first position every week.)
  • The weekly winners of the Quiz will be announced on every Saturday after 20:00 hrs. 

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jumpthegap® International Design Contest

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jumpthegap® is a biennial International Design Contest promoted by Roca with the collaboration of BCD Barcelona Design Center that is looking for conceptual, sustainable and innovative solutions for the bathroom space of the future.

So far the competition has been held in seven editions. Over 20,600 participants from all over the world have joined the jumpthegap® initiative.

Who can enter?
An architect, interior architect, industrial designer, interior designer, building engineer or another related professional up to 40 years old.

A student in architecture, industrial design, building engineering or other related disciplines currently enrolled in a university, college or school up to 30 years old.

Registration is free of charge.

Key Dates
October 9 2018
Registration Period begins and Presentation

March 27 2019
Registration Period ends

April 25 2019
Project Submission Period ends

May 2019
Preselection Committee & Refine Period

June 2019
Jury Selection

October 10 2019

Awards Ceremony

Click here for further information and registration
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Edu Mithra International Space Olympiad

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ISO 2018-19
International Space Olympiad is an international Quiz competition on Space Science and Technology for students of Grades 5-12. Each year with a mission to excite and encourage talents in the fields of space science and technology and intensify the aptitude of children.

Students studying in Grades 5-12 all over the world can participate in International Space Olympiad 2018-19

International Space Olympiad 2018-19 is designed to have three compelling phases of competition. The top performers of each category gets selected to participate in the next phase of competition.

Junior Category : Grades 5-7.
Senior Category : Grades 8-10.
Super Senior Category : Grades 11-12.

ISO 2018-19 provides sufficient reference guides and online training for each levels of competition accordingly.

Last Date of Preliminary Level Registration : October 15, 2018

Date of Preliminary Level Examination : December, 2018

Registration Fee INR 500/- + Tax INR 90/-
The winners of ISO 2017-18 gets a free trip to NASA as Grand Prize!

Click here for further information and registration

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Agni Siragugal 2018 - Inter school STEM and Sports event

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Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore is conducting the annual event Agni Siragugal 2018, a state wide Inter school STEM and Sports event, on the 13th October 2018. This is our tribute to Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam and SIET time this event during his birth anniversary weekend.


SENIORS (Grade 9th - 12th)
Date: Sat 13 th Oct 2018
Science Quiz Competition  (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
Theme : Agriculture, Dr.Abdul Kalam & General Science
Maths Quiz Competition   (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
Theme : Grade 9th to 12th curriculum + Critical Reasoning Puzzles
Spell Bee Competition   (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
Theme : Agriculture, Dr.Abdul Kalam & General Science
Idea Talk Competition   (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
Categories : Agriculture, Dr.Abdul Kalam, Engineering
Organized by Sri Shakthi Professors.
Photography Competition   (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM)
Based on campus photographs
Theme : Science, Engineering, Agriculture    
Drawing Competition   (9:00 AM to 3:00 PM)
Sports 13th & 14th ( 9:00AM to 5:00PM )

JUNIORS (Grade KG - 8th)
Date: Sun 14 th Oct 2018
Colouring and Drawing Competition   (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Fancy Dress Competition   (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)
Crafting Competition   (2.00 PM to 4.00 PM)

Last Date for Registration: 10 October 2018

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2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

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The Commonwealth Short Story Prize  is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words) in English. Regional winners receive £2,500 and the overall winner receives £5,000. Translated entries are also eligible, as are stories written in the original Bengali, Chinese, Kiswahili, Malay, Portuguese, Samoan and Tamil.

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