Prize winning paintings – Science Day painting contest
Science Park at Savitribai Phule Pune University jointly with Khula Aasmaan organised the Science Day painting contest for children on 8th February 2020. This is the foundation day of the university. Children from several schools in and around Pune participated in this painting contest with great enthusiasm. The venue for the painting session was the beautiful garden of Pune university. The broad theme for this Science Day art competition was plants, trees and ecology. See some of the prize winning paintings (art competition prizes) below.
Painting contest topics
* My Favorite Tree (माझे आवडते झाड)
* Flower Garden (फुलांचा ताटवा)
* Plants through microscope (वनस्पती जग सुक्ष्मदर्शकातून)
* Diversity of Tree in Forest (जंगलामधील झाडांची वैविध्यता)
* Forest in My City (माझ्या शहरातील : हिरवे जंगल)
These topics were not intimated to the participants in advance. This meant that the children who participated in this Science Day art competition, did their paintings without any advance planning or preparation. This ensured that their ability to think and conceptualise their artwork was genuinely put to test.
Science Day art competition prizes and Prize winning paintings
The jury evaluated all the paintings by children and selected 8 paintings as prize winning artworks. The jury also selected another 21 artworks as notable paintings. All the prize winning paintings and notable paintings have been published on Indiaart. The prize distribution ceremony was held on Science Day 28th February 2020 at Science Park premises.
Milind Vishwas Sathe is the founder of Art India Foundation, a non profit organisation, which runs "Khula Aasmaan" as its flagship project. Khula Aasmaan is a platform for creative expression by children. Khula Aasmaan is free.
Milind also runs Indiaart Gallery, the art portal www.indiaart.com and New Media Ventures which is a consulting firm in the area of digital strategy. He is an avid photographer and a blogger. His active interests include travel, photography, cycling, history, media and social transformation projects.
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