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Art contest for the global Indian

Art contest for the global Indian, NRI and PIO

Khula Aasmaan (खुला आसमान) art contest for the Global Indian

“Khula Aasmaan”, which is  an innovative platform for creative expression, invites the global Indian community to be part of “Art for Hope”, a unique art contest for Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Non Resident Indians (NRI) and long term residents who are out of India for study or work. We invite everyone in their family to participate. This will be an annual contest. Draw and paint to be part of this global project for a better and brighter future for humanity.

Art contest for the global Indian, NRI and PIO
Khula Aasmaan art contest for the Global Indian

Highlights of the Art contest for the Global Indian 

A special art contest for PIO, NRI, Global Indian by Khula Aasmaan for all ages 

Who can participate : Any person of Indian origin (PIO) who is living out of India for study, work or as a long term resident (NRI). Children of persons of Indian origin are invited to participate.

Four age groups : (i) Below 5 years (ii) 5 to 15 years (iii) 16 to 25 years (iv) 26 years and above (no upper age limit)

Online submission 24 x 7. No entry fee.

Contest opens on Dussehra 25th October 2020. Closes on 31st December 2020. Result on 26th January 2021.

Size of the artwork – A4 or A3 or postcard 

Medium used – can be any medium. Here are some examples – pencils, colour pencils, poster colour, watercolours, acrylic colours, oil colours, pen & ink, ballpoint pen, charcoal, digital art 

Your artwork can be on any subject – landscape, your surroundings, your home, your family, portrait, still life, culture, festivals, flowers, abstract or semi abstract. 

Recognition for the artists 

All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation

Select 50 artworks from each of the 4 groups will be announced on Republic Day 26th January 2021. Thus total artworks to be selected will be 200.

Each of the 200 artists will be asked to send us a high resolution image of their artwork. We will create 4 special online exhibitions – one for each group. Each of the 200 artists will receive a Certificate of Honour.

A special e-book will be created with images of 200 artworks with a brief note by each artist.

Each of the 200 artists will be asked to send us a brief audio recording (duration less than 1 minute) in which the artist will talk about the artwork and about “Art for Hope”. We will create 4 videos ( one for each group) which will show the artworks along with the audio by each of these artists.

The ebook and videos will be launched on Gudi Padwa / Ugadi / Yugadi / Cheti Chand / Navreh / Baisakhi / Naba Barsha / Bihu / Vishu / Puthandu / Samvatsar Padvo – first day of the New Year (13 / 14  April 2021).

Relevant Links 

Contest information

Khula Aasmaan – introduction video

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Results of previous art contests

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7 thoughts on “Art contest for the global Indian
    1. The art contest for the Global Indian will open on Dusshera 25th October. The link for submission will open closer to that. Which city / town are you from ?

    1. The contest “Art for Hope” is for people of Indian origin who live out of India. If you live in India, you can participate in two other art contests which are currently open :
      (1) Ongoing Khula Aasmaan art contest for October to December 2020 :
      (2) Ramayana art contest :
      Look forward to your participation. We have been creating high quality videos which will be of great value to children, college students, parents and teachers. See these videos :

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