Shankar International Children's Competition 2019 invites applications from children below the age of 16 years.
The main aim of the competition is to enhance the creative level of the creation and expression in the form of painting, drawing and writing. This competition was started by Children’s Book Trust Founding in the year 1957. It was in cooperated in Nehru House which was inaugurated by the President of India Dr. Radhakrishnan on November 30th, 1965.
An applicant must be below the age of 16 years.
Applicants' entry should carry the following information in English and in BLOCK LETTERS, at the back of the painting/drawing or at the end of the written work:
First Name/Last Name
Boy or Girl
Date of birth
Full postal address
email ID and mobile number
Subject/title of the entry
All entries should be pre-paid/adequately stamped and send to the given address and Entries sent by air cargo will not be accepted.
Awards & Rewards
The President of India's Gold Medal for the best painting/drawing.
The Shankar's Award for the best-written work.
15 Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Gold Medals for the next best paintings/drawings/written work.
About 300 Silver Medals and 300 prizes.
Certificates of Merit to deserving entries.
The drawings can be in any medium. Computer printouts/lino-cuts/batiks/scanned images will not be accepted.
The size of each entry should NOT be less than 30 x 40 cm.
Entries should NOT be mounted/framed.
Terms & Condition
Only entries in English will be considered. Translations from other languages do not qualify for the competition.
Entries may be in the form of poems, plays, short stories, essays, descriptive writing, and the like.
A competitor may submit any number of entries. They should be in a neat handwriting or typed.