Dates for "Jury" and "Declaration of Awards" for Online Poster and Painting Competition 2021 will be announced shortly.

Introduction & Objective

An Online Painting and Poster Competition titled “My idea of India” wherein participants can submit their artwork online to ICCR through website / . High resolution picture of the Art works is to be uploaded.

Format of the exhibition: The expression of artists will be categorized into following:

  1. Poster
  2. Painting

The size of poster should not exceed the imperial size 22x30 inches and the size of painting should not exceed 5 feet X 4 feet (60x48 inches).

Participant: The event encourages professional and amateur artists to enthusiastically participate and present their emotions, feeling, ideas and innovative thoughts on freedom, development and progress of India 75 years since Independence. Entries are invited from all over the world.

  • Guidelines for submission of online Art work:

    1. Theme of the Art work is restricted to “My idea of India”

    2. Participants may upload their work in PNG or JPG files only with maximum size of upto 10 MB.

    3. Please keep high resolution files of submitted artwork. We shall require them in case the work is shortlisted.

    4. Any form of indecent or obscene portrayal of woman and child, nudity, animal brutality, direct or indirect hate, anti-national, anti-Government expressions/visuals, sensitive to all religion, caste, creed and ethnicity is strictly prohibited and will be rejected.

Evaluation of work: The works will be evaluated by a high level Jury.

Prize categories

Category A: Foreign Participants
(Prize amount in USD)

Ranks Poster Painting
First 2000 2000
Second 1500 1500
Third 1000 1000

Category B: Indian Participants
(Prize amount in INR)

Ranks Poster Painting
First 1,25,000 1,25,000
Second 75,000 75,000
Third 50,000 50,000

Exhibition and Prize Ceremony: Best of the works / expressions will be exhibited in leading Art Galleries of India and abroad. Grand finale of the physical exhibition will be held in New Delhi with a cultural function and prize giving ceremony. Dates will be fixed depending on the status of the pandemic.


Announcement of the Art Competition Sunday, 15 August 2021
Last date of receiving online entries Sunday, 31 October 2021
Jury for evaluation of entries Tuesday, 2 November 2021
Declaration of Awards Monday, 15 November 2021
Award ceremony, subject to corona situation To be decided
Inauguration of exhibition online /offline mode To be decided
For participation in online poster and painting competition 2021, please
register to submit your artwork.