Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The Ministry of Power has launched the National Awareness Campaign in order to promote energy conservation in the country. Painting competition for students at the School, State and at National level has been included as one of the activities of the campaign, which would not only make aware the children about the need of conserving energy but at the same time would educate and involve their parents as well in the above cause. The identified activity is one of the measures, which can help in creating awareness in the domestic sector. In order to strengthen and for added cognizance, higher classes of 7th, 8th and 9th standards have been included from 2013 in addition to existing classes of 4th, 5th and 6th Standards. The competition is being held at three stages, namely, School, State and National Level. Students of 4th, 5th and 6th standards under category ‘A’ and of 7th, 8th& 9th standards under category ‘B’ are eligible to participate in the competition. Cash prizes worth Rs 95,000 per State/UT per Category (Rs. 34.20 lakhs for 36 States/UTs) will be distributed to State level winners on day of the Competition on 9th November, 2016. For winners of both the categories of National Competition, cash prizes worth Rs. 10.35 lakhs will be awarded by the Ministry of Power on 14th December, 2016 which is also celebrated as National Energy Conservation day in the presence of eminent dignitaries holding very high positions in the Government. The salient features of the scheme are as follows

1. Salient features of the School Level Painting Competition Scheme

a. School Level Painting Competition 2016 for the students of 4th, 5th and 6th standards under category ‘A’ and of 7th, 8th & 9th standards under category ‘B’ has been launched in all the States/UTs through an advertisement in the print media starting from July, 2016 by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).
b. School Principals are requested to organize Painting Competition at School level for 4th , 5th & 6th standard students under Category ‘A’ and for 7th, 8th & 9th standard students under Category ‘B’ of their respective school for 2-hour duration. Students can use any size of paper, but preferably A4 size drawing sheet, and students can pick any one of the following Theme Topics:
Category ‘A’
Category ‘B’
Save a watt to save a lot Energy
Conservation, a smart step towards Smart Cities
Be aware, Use Energy With Care
Reduce Carbon Footprint
 * आओ मिलकर बिजली चाएं, प्रगति के भागी न जाएं
Save the Polar, Go Solar
* Get energy saver, become development partner.
c. The children can use Pencil, Pencil Colour, Crayons, Water Colour etc. The children may consider the following points while painting.
 • The entry can be poster or a painting.
 • Use of Collage/Patchwork is not permitted.
 • Individual Jury member will have to give marks (evaluate) to paintings on the following points to arrive at final decision.
 i. Relevance of the theme depicting the selected topics.
 ii. Execution of concept/theme.
 iii. Overall visual appeal, handling of given space and use of appropriate colour combination.
d. Two best paintings along with information on the total no. of participants, percentage participation of students in both Categories i.e ‘A’ & ‘B’ ( as applicable) and send them to the address of the Nodal Officer (list attached) of their respective State/UT before 30th September, 2016.
e. The back of the painting should carry the following information: : -
Name of the student Father’s/ Mother’s Name Standard
Roll No. School name and postal Address Govt. School in Rural area (Write Yes or No)
State/ UT School Tel. No./Mobile No Signature of School Principal
f. All the participating students at School level painting competition will get a ‘Certificate of Participation’ and 1st & 2nd selected will get ‘Certificate of Merit’ which will be signed by School Principal and Director General – Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power (Government of India).
g. List of the Nodal officials for all the States/UTs is given in List of State Nodal Officials (doc format)
h. Paintings not signed by the school principal or sent directly by student’s parents will not be accepted.
i. Paintings are to be sent only at the address of respective Nodal Official of the State/UT and not on the addresses of Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency.
j. The paintings received from the schools located outside India having affiliation with Indian School Education Boards under Category ‘A’ will be adjudged for the following by the Committee of Experts/Jury comprising of renowned personalities from field of Art etc., Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency;
 • 1st Prize Amount in Rs Equivalent to USD 500
 • 2nd Prize Amount in Rs Equivalent to USD 300
 • 3rd Prize Amount in Rs Equivalent to USD 200
These schools are requested to send two best paintings directly, along with the details as mentioned above, at the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Sewa Bhawan, R.K.Puram, Sector-1, New Delhi- 110066 (INDIA) office address.
k. It is to be mentioned that those schools who would record 100% participation for each Category ‘A’ & ‘B’ (as applicable) at the School level Painting Competition, their names will be included in the Painting Competition booklet prepared by BEE.
l. 1st ,2nd & 3rd prize winners from the year 2014 & 2015 of Category ‘A’ (4th, 5th and 6th Standards) and Category ‘B’ (7th, 8th and 9th standards) at State Level will not be eligible to participate at any level of competition. However, students who have earlier won consolation prizes during the last two years in Category ‘A’ and Category ‘B’ at State level would be eligible to participate in the Painting Competition 2016 but they would not be considered again for the consolation prizes at the State level. They will only be considered for prizes, if they win 1st / 2nd /3rd Prize at the State level.
2. Salient features of the State Level Painting Competition Scheme
a. A common committee/jury comprising of 5 to 7 renowned persons in Art, drawing teachers, officials from organizers and State government education department will be constituted by the Nodal officials for selecting up to 50 best paintings each for Category ‘A’ & ‘B’ out of the total numbers of the paintings sent by the respective School Principal of the State/UT.
b. The list of 50 selected students from each Category eligible for participation at state level painting competition will be uploaded on
c. Nodal officials will also communicate with the respective school principals by 1st November, 2016 through letters, fax, telegrams, telephones, email etc. about the selection of their students and also request them to send the selected school student to participate in State level painting competition on 9th November, 2016 at the selected venue and timings. Tentatively, this venue may be the State capital.
d. The selected students are also to be requested to carry the following material  • A letter from respective school principal certifying the student’s particulars or Identity Card.
 • Latest passport size Colored photograph (02 Nos)
 • Painting material: pencil, crayons, colored pencils, water colors.
 • Drawing board etc. (The drawing sheet of size:380 x 510 millimeters (approximately 15 x 20 inches)  will be provided by the Nodal official)
 • Nodal Officials will conduct the on-the-spot painting competition of 2 hours duration at the  predetermined venue on 9th November 2016 .
e. Schools/parents to bring the children to the venue and take back the children to their respective places.
The selected students reporting at the venue of competition will be paid Rs 2000/- each in cash by the nodal official on the day of their participation at State level painting competition and reimburse sleeper AC Chair Car class/3rd AC rail-fare/ State Roadways bus fare from the shortest route for self and two guardians. The Nodal official will also provide refreshments/lunch to the participating students and their guardians.
f. The Common Committee of Experts/Jury of the two categories of that particular State/UT will select 13 best paintings for respective Categories separately for each category on the day of competition itself for
 Category ‘A’
Category ‘B’
i First
Rs 20,000/-
Rs 20,000/-
ii Second
Rs 15,000/-
 Rs 15,000/-
iii Third
Rs 10,000/-
Rs 10,000/-
iv Consolation (10 nos)
Rs 5,000/-
 Rs 5,000/-
g. The chief guest of the function would give away the prizes to winning students.
h. A Group photograph of participating students along with Chief Guest and respective Nodal official will also to be arranged.
i. Students participating at State/UT level painting competition will be given some mementoes by the Nodal Officials and Certificate of participation.
j. Competition for Category ‘B’ will be terminated at State level and the first three selected entries from each State/UT to be sent to BEE by 18th November 2016 for their selection for National level prizes.
3. Salient features of the National Level Painting Competition Scheme
a. The first, second and third prize winners of Category ‘A’ of the each State/UT level painting competition along with their guardian (restricted to two adults per student), will be invited to Delhi to participate in the National Level Painting competition of 2 hours duration on 12th December, 2016.
b. Only paintings of 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners of State Level Painting Competition of the Category ‘B’ from each State/UT will be evaluated at Delhi by a Committee of Experts/Jury nominated for theirselection for National level prizes.
c. Boarding & Lodging, to & fro sleeper class / AC Chair Car / 3rd AC rail-fare or State Roadways bus fare by the shortest route for 105 participants and two guardians of Category ‘A’ and 12 winners of Category ‘B’ along with one guardian per participant will be reimbursed. In addition, each participating student will  be paid a sum of 2000/- as incidentals and given a participation certificate
d. All the participants should carry the requisite drawing material, (except the drawing sheet which will be provided by the Nodal official) on their own, such as:
 i. Drawing paper, size: 380 x 510 millimeters (approximately 15 x 20 inches) (Note: The drawing sheet will be provided by Nodal official)
 ii. Painting material: crayons, colored pencils, water colors.
 iii. Drawing board etc.
e. The Selection Committee/Jury will select 23 best paintings/posters for Category ‘A’;
No of Prizes
I First Prize
Rs 1,00,000/-
II Second Prize
 Rs 50,000/-
III Third Prize
 Rs 25,000/-
IV Consolation Prize
Rs 10,000/-
f. The selection Committee/Jury will also select 12 prize winning paintings for Category ‘B’ from the 1st,2nd & 3rd winners of State Level Painting Competition;
No of Prizes
I First Prize
Rs 1,00,000/-
II Second
Prize (2nos)
 Rs 50,000/-
III Third Prize
Rs 25,000/-
IV Consolation Prize
Rs 10,000/-

g. The participating students at the National level painting competition will be requested to stay back till 14th December, 2015 so that they can participate in the National Energy Conservation Day function and winning Students can receive the prizes from the Chief Guest.



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