With numbers averaging 2500 over the past few years, the Children Art Contest held under the auspices of ‘ARTinfoINDIA.COM and Shanker Art Foundation’ has proved to be a popular platform, attracting art talents among children. The competition, being open to all age groups (Nursery – Class XII) has risen to become India’s largest chid art competition-cum-exhibition. Adding to its popularity is the fact that post the competition, almost 300 selected works are framed and exhibited in a month-long exhibition at the capital’s prestigious India Habitat Centre, as a befitting encouragement to the deserving competitors. The best painting adjudged by the judges is awarded a gold award. The runner-up is felicitated with the silver award, followed by a bronze award for the next-in-line. In addition, there is the ‘Commendable’ category as also the Appreciation and Merit Certificates. Every participant is given a, Participation Certificate acknowledging their effort.
Mention must be made of child artist Rudrakshi Sahni, the gold medallist in 2019 (Group E). Over the years she has been a regular competitor on this platform where her maiden effort was adjudged as ‘appreciation’ category. Thereafter, her steady climb has finally helped reach the pinnacle as a gold medallist. When asked about her future in art Rudrakshi modestly hopes to spread smiles with her art, everywhere.
The competition this year, is slated for 15th May 2020. Further information will be made public closer to the date of the competition. Meanwhile, all budding artists are urged to come be a part of this greatest art show of the country.

Subhra Mazumdar

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