International Painting Competition

Khula Aasmaan and Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) are happy to announce a special international painting competition to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The theme for this international art competition is “World of Mahatma Gandhi”.

International painting competition announced on 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

This theme allows the participants to this international painting contest to draw and paint on a wide range of subjects related to the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. The participants can depict important events in the life of the Mahatma and / or create an artwork which will depict the Mahatma’s vision, philosophy and ideas on subjects as diverse as rural development, swadeshi, khadi, women empowerment, cleanliness and many other subjects dear to the Mahatma.

World of Mahatma Gandhi – international painting competition jointly organised by Khula Aasmaan and Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR)

Who can participate in this international painting competition ?

Children and young adults of all nationalities between the age group 10 to 19 years are invited to participate. The contest is online and open 24 x 7. The participation is FREE. 

How to participate in this international art competition ?

The participants to this international art contest for children and college students can participate online by filling up the contest form provided and uploading the images of their artworks. Please read the terms and conditions for this contest. The details and participation form for this international painting contest is available on Indiaart.

Dates for International art contest

The contest opens on 2nd October 2019 (150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi) and closes on 30th January 2020 (death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi).

Artwork Details for the Painting Contest

The participants are free to use any medium of their choice for their submission. They can use pencils, colour pencils, charcoal, oil pastels, pen & ink, watercolours, acrylic and oil paints. The base could be paper or canvas. The size of the artwork should A4 or A3.

Prizes and Exhibitions

Prize winning and other select artworks from this international painting competition will  be exhibited from summer of 2020 onwards.

Contest Information

Terms & Conditions

Statements about the contest from eminent persons


From earlier Khula Aasmaan art contests :

Listen to children and parents at Khula Aasmaan art exhibition at Mumbai