To keep everybody occupied during the current COVID-19 Second Wave and encourage interested candidates to express their creativity, IndianFolk.com is organizing an Drawing & Painting Competition all across India. The competition is open to all interested candidates with no age limitations. The prize money and other details are provided below.
First Prize: Rs.3500
Second Prize: Rs.2500
Third Prize: Rs.1500
Note: All the participants will receive a Digital Certificate of Participation & Appreciation signed by the founder of IndianFolk.com.
Candidates may draw/paint on any topic including but not limited to nation, regional affairs, international relations, politics, economy, health & wellness, society, lifestyle, science & technology, cleanliness & sanitation, environment, agriculture, manufacturing & other industries, trade & commerce, business & finance, workplace, government, defence forces, public administration, history, arts, fashion, sports & entertainment, etc. (Candidates may also draw/paint on topics pertaining to COVID-19, which relates to Health & Wellness and some other topics mentioned above.) If need be, candidates may also combine some of these topics in their drawing/painting. Candidates shouldn’t use the computer tools (such as graphics or animation software) in their drawing/painting.
Other Benefits of Participating in the Competition
-We will publish the drawings of three prize winners on our website. We will also announce the winners on social media, where we have more than 30 lakh followers. Thus, the winners will receive high visibility.
-Should we have any internship openings pertaining to drawing, painting, design, graphics or animation, and if the prize winners are interested in interning with us, they will be given the first priority during the selection process.
All interested candidates must register at IndianFolk.com to participate in the competition. There is an entry fee of Rs.100, which must be paid online at the website on or before 11:59 PM July 10, 2021. Candidates who do not have a Debit Card, Credit Card, NetBanking, UPI or Paytm Wallet may use their parent’s, relative’s or friend’s card or account to make the payment. All candidates must submit their drawings on the website on or before 11:59 PM July 11, 2021. Specific instructions for registration, payment and submission are provided below. Winners will be announced on or before July 31, 2021. Prize money will be sent within one week of the announcement.
Instructions for Registration, Payment and Submission
To participate in the competition, all interested candidates must complete three steps – Registration, Payment and Submission. Please follow these steps detailed below to ensure successful participation in the competition.
The first step is to register on our website. Please visit IndianFolk.com and click Register at the top right of our home page. You may then enter the required information in all necessary fields and register. Optional fields may be left blank. Please make sure to remember your password to login at a later time for article submission.
-School students who don’t have access to email may use their parent’s email to register and make the payment with their parents’ assistance.
-If you have registered on the website previously in the last few years for any other purpose, you don’t need to register again. Just proceed to the second step (Payment) provided below.
After registration, please logon and click the link Competition Entry Fee at the top left of our home page. You may then click the link corresponding to the drawing competition and complete the payment process. Please note entry fee must be paid by 11:59 PM July 10, 2021.
After you finish drawing/painting, you may take its picture from your phone or digital camera. Save the picture (JPEG, JPG, GIF or PNG) on your desktop, laptop, tablet, etc. The picture may be adjusted to any mode such as portrait, landscape, square, widescreen, etc. Please make sure the size of the picture to be submitted is less than 3.5 MB.
You need to then Login on our website and click Photo Upload at top right of the home page. You may provide a title, select category (that best fits your drawing/painting), select your age group, and click ‘upload image’ to select the picture (drawing/ painting) from your desktop, laptop, tablet, etc. After you are done with these steps, please click the ‘Submit!’ button. You will then see the following confirmation message on the screen, ‘Your photo has been submitted for review.’ This completes the submission process.
Please note your drawing/painting must be submitted by 11:59 PM July 11, 2021. You must submit your drawing/painting online only at our website in accordance with the steps mentioned above.
Note: To avoid any technical issues, we recommend candidates perform the functions mentioned above from a desktop or laptop. If the candidates are using a mobile device to register, pay the entry fee, or submit the drawing/painting, the links mentioned above may be on the top right or top left menu based on the mobile browser.
Questions & Answers (Q&A)
Is the competition open to anyone? Is there an age limit?
Yes, the competition is open to anyone and there is no age limit.
Are multiple submissions by a candidate allowed?
A candidate may submit multiple drawings to increase his or her chances of winning. However, the candidate must pay the equivalent entry fee for such submissions. For instance, if you would like to submit three drawings, you need to pay a total of three times of Rs.100 (i.e. Rs.300).
Should the entry fee for multiple submissions be paid all at once? Or can a candidate pay the entry fee for second or third articles later at the time of their submission?
It is best to decide upfront on the number of drawings you are going to submit and pay the equivalent entry fee all at once. If you have paid entry fee for only one drawing after registration, and then decide to pay entry fee for more drawings at a later time, you may still do so before the payment due-date.
You are organizing three competitions (Article Writing, Drawing and Photo) at the same time with the same due-dates. Can a candidate participate in more than one competition?
Yes, a candidate may participate in more than one competition by paying the corresponding entry fee for each competition.
Can siblings or members of the same family submit articles?
Yes, siblings or members of the same family may submit drawings. However, each sibling (or family member) should have his or her individual registration and pay the required entry fee.
How are you going to validate that a candidate’s drawing is genuinely his/her submission, and was not done with the assistance of his/her relative, friend or affiliate who is an expert at drawing?
Participating candidates must ensure propriety during this competition. While it is not very uncommon to take some high-level advice or guidance during such online competitions, all candidates must ensure that they draw/paint by themselves and not seek the assistance of others during the drawing/painting process.
What are the criteria for evaluation of submitted drawings/paintings?
Evaluation will be based on the following features of your drawing/painting – originality, message conveyed, humour, sentiment, dramatic impact, effect on human beings (or animals, plants, nature, etc.), futuristic scenario, retrospective thinking, or a combination thereof.
Do the candidates need to follow any specific standard (or style) when painting/drawing?
We are not proposing any specific standard (or style) for drawing/painting. We are aware there are different standards, and candidates may choose the standards they are comfortable with. The evaluation criteria mentioned above does not include adherence to a specific standard or style.
I was one of the winners of Drawing Competition conducted by IndianFolk.com last year. Can I participate in this competition too?
Yes, you may participate.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and second wave, would you expect candidates to submit their drawing on this topic?
This competition is primarily a drawing competition rather than a subject-based competition. Thus, candidates may draw on any topic mentioned earlier in the document. It need not necessarily relate to COVID-19. If you draw on COVID-19, it’s fine as this topic relates to Health & Wellness, which is one of the topics mentioned earlier in the document.
Can the candidates submit previously submitted drawings/painting for other competitions, examinations, websites, mobile app, newspapers or magazines?
You cannot submit a drawing/painting that was previously submitted for another competition, external examination, website, mobile app, newspaper or magazine. However, if you had submitted drawing/painting after January 1, 2021 for the purpose of internal (i.e. class, grade or section) test/examination specific to your school, college or institution, you may submit such drawing/painting assuming it wasn’t published on any website, mobile app, newspaper or magazine.
After submitting a drawing for this competition, can a candidate submit the same drawing for another competition, publication, or blog?
Top three prize winners: The candidate may post the same drawing on his/her personal blog, social media account, or school/college/university publication. However, the candidate is not expected to submit the same drawing to another competition or a commercial/ NGO publication.
Other candidates: The candidates that don’t win a prize may submit their drawings to other competitions, publications or blogs.
Can candidates outside India, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs, internationals or non-Indian citizens participate in this competition?
Yes, anyone can participate in this competition. However, the entry fee must be paid in Indian Rupees or US Dollars only as the website doesn’t accept other currencies.
Can text or poems be included in the drawing/painting?
It is fine to include text, statements, or poems in the drawing/painting, if the candidate thinks that it would have a higher impact. Such text, statements or poems may be in English, Hindi, regional Indian languages or any other language that the candidate is familiar with.
After registration and payment of entry fee, can a candidate ask for the refund of entry fee and not participate in the competition?
We recommend all candidates to be very sure about participating in the competition before they pay the entry fee. Due to the costs involved on our end in managing the registrations, payments, and evaluations, we can’t refund the entry fee whether you submit the article or not.
What should a candidate do in case he or she faces technical difficulties in submitting the drawing online?
We haven’t encountered any cases in the past where there was any technical issue in submitting the drawing online. We generally recommend all participating candidates submit their drawings at least one day or several hours before the due date & time. If at all you face any technical difficulty when submitting the drawing, please call us at the numbers mentioned below and we will address them immediately.
Who should we contact in case of further queries?
Please send us an email to [email protected] or call us +91 7330887731, +91 7330887732.