Republic Day 2018

Kids’ Art and Essay Competition

Kids can show off their artistic and/or writing skills!  Their original creations can be submitted by email to [email protected]


Topic: What I think of India!

No participation fee.

Age groups: Group 1: 8 years or younger

Group 2: 9-12 years

Group 3: 13-16 years

Trophies and certificates will be presented to the winners.

Contact Rajesh Sahasrabudhe ([email protected] / 513-288-7352) with any questions.

Essay Competition Rules:

Essay length:         Group 1 & 2: 8 or younger and 9-12: Maximum 200 words

Group 3: 13-16: Maximum 500 words

Essays should be original.  Researching background information is permitted; however, references to books or online sources should be listed with the essay. Plagiarism can result in disqualification.

The name of the kid and age should be listed on each page.

The essay can be sent to [email protected] in MS Word or PDF format

Judging Criteria:

  • Content ­­­­­­­­—————————————————-15 points
  • Strength of Expression———————————15 points
  • Clarity of Writing——– ——————————–15 points
  • Appropriate Vocabulary——————————-15 points
  • Originality————————————————–40 points
  • TOTAL——————————————————-100 points

Art Competition Rules:

  • 8” x 10” canvas or heavy-weight paper for Groups 1 & 2; 11” x 14” canvas or heavy-weight paper for Group 3
  • Choose from one or more of the following: Acrylic paints, poster paints, water colors, oil paints, colored pencils, pastels, drawing pencils
  • Art should be original. Research for ideas and referral images is permitted; however, references should be used in an original manner within the art composition. Blatant copying can result in disqualification.
  • The name of the kid and age should be listed on each page.
  • A high-resolution photo can be sent by email to [email protected]. Even though the photo is acceptable, we strongly encourage submission of the original artwork or creation of the artwork on-site on Sunday, January 21st, 10:30 – 12:30, at Nrityarpana Studio, 6011 Tylersville Rd, Suite 2 (same lot as Buffalo Wild Wings, behind Tantalize Salon) Mason, Ohio.
  • Judging Criteria:
    • Originality and creativity———————————————-40 points
    • Overall quality, technique, and command of medium——-30 points
    • Composition————————————————————–15 points
    • Interpretation and Clarity of Topic———————————15 points
    • TOTAL———————————————————————100 points