14th Shankar's All Kerala Painting/Cartoon Competition
(15th and 16th September 2007)

Jointly organised by Darsana Cultural Centre and Children's Book Trust New Delhi

The Shankar's All Kerala Painting/Cartoon competition is held in the memory of the world famous 'Cartoonist Shankar'. Born in 1902 at Kayamkulam, Kerala as Sankara Pillai, he worked in Bombay Chronicle, Free Press Journal and Hindustan Times. He also published a magazine called Shankar's Weekly. He received several national and international honor's and awards such as Padma Sree, Padma Bhushan, PadmaVibhushan, Order of Smile etc. In 1949 he started a Painting competition for Children, which was the first of its kind in the world. That was the beginning of Shankar's Painting Competitions. Shankar also started a unique museum for dolls. He died in the year 1989.

Shankar's painting/cartoon contest is held in 100 countries all over the world. Nearly 2 lakh children participate in the contest every year. We have been conducting this festival of drawings and colors at Kottayam for the last thirteen years. Mr. Ravi, son of Shankar, will be present at the event.

Date 15th and 16th September 2007
Sastri Road, Kottayam, Kerala-686001
Ph: 0481-2564755, 2564602. Fax: 2580051
 Group  Class  Date  Time
 A  1 & 2  15-09-2007  10:00 am
 B  3 & 4  15-09-2007  10:00 am
 C  5, 6 & 7  16-09-2007  02:00 pm
 D  8, 9 & 10  16-09-2007  02:00 pm
 E  11 & 12  16-09-2007  02:00 pm
 Cartoon  1 - 12  15-09-2007  02:00 pm
Last date of Application 13th September 2007
Application Fees

Rs.10/- (Download Application form)


Contests are open to students of classes 1 to 12. Painting contest will be held in five groups viz. A,B,C,D & E according to the table shown above. Cartoon Contest will be held in one combined group.



Contestants taking part in Painting and Cartoon contests should register their names by returning the application form duly filled together with a fee of Rs.10/-. Registration should be done on or before last date, either in person at our office or by M.O. Participants shall report at the venue 30 minutes before the commencement of the contest.


Awards and Prizes

Entries adjudged best in the Cartoon and Painting categories will be awarded SHANKAR’S MEDALS made of pure silver by CHILDREN’S BOOK TRUST, NEW DELHI. Next two winners in each age group will be presented with Darsana trophies.

There will be, 30 consolation prizes in addition to the 10 special prizes sponsored by DC Books. Further to this 15 contestants from each group will be presented with merit certificates on rank basis.

The decision of the Judges in all matters shall be final.

Contestants should bring the required drawing materials such as colours, brushes etc. except paper, which shall be provided by the organisers. Subjects for different age group will be announced at the venue. All, except the prize winning entries will be returned to the contestants. Copyright of all entries shall reside with Baladarsana. Only contestants will be allowed inside the enclosure. Parents, teachers and other adults will be required to stay outside.


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