National Painting Contest

International Year of Periodic Table

2019 will be the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. The year has been proclaimed the “International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019)” by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO. The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is one of the most significant achievements in science, capturing the essence not only of chemistry, but also of physics, medicine, earth sciences and biology. On this occasion, Khula Aasmaan jointly with IISER PUNE, have announced National Painting Contest to bring art and science together.

National Painting Competition by Khula Aasmaan and IISER Pune
National Painting Competition by Khula Aasmaan and IISER Pune

Painting Contest Details

  • Contest opens 5th October 2019, closes on 3rd November 2019. Participation is free and open 24 x 7 on Indiaart
  • Who can participate : Children ( 5 to 15 years) and Young Adults (16 to 25 years) can participate
  • Contest Themes : See the details on Painting Contest Themes
  • Artwork size : A4 (21 x 29.7 centimeters) or A3 (29.7 x 42.0cm).
  • Medium : No restriction on medium. You are free to use pencils, colour pencils, oil pastels, poster colours, watercolours, acrylic colours, oil colours, pen & ink or digital art.
  • Base : Paper

 Painting Contest Themes for Children

  • Volcanos
  • Mountains
  • Rivers
  • Birds
  • Marine Life
  • Forest
  • Open (any theme of your choice)

 Painting Competition Themes for College Students

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Artwork created using symbols from periodic table
  • Birds & Ecology
  • Geometric Art
  • Open (any theme of your choice)

Note on Art contest themes

The themes have been chosen in such a manner that each theme can be explored through a science angle and at the same time, it can be interpreted beautifully as an artistic expression. We urge the art contest participants to explore each theme through its scientific angle and express yourself through your art.

Painting Contest Results

  • The shortlist will be announced on 7th November 2019. All the shortlisted children and college students will be individually informed. The shortlisted artworks need to reach Khula Aasmaan latest by 18th November 2019.
  • Results will be announced on Saturday 30 November 2019.
  • All prize winners will be informed individually.


  • The prize distribution ceremony will take place on Saturday 21 December 2019 at IISER Pune campus.
  • Prize winners will spend the entire day at IISER Pune. The activities planned for them for the day will include lab tours, film show, lecture and workshop.

Age groups for Painting Contest

There are two age groups for this painting competition :
Children (5 to 15 years) and College Students (16 to 25 years)

Participate in this unique contest

Other art contests by Khula Aasmaan

World of Mahatma Gandhi – International Painting Competition