Guidelines on School, State, National Level 5th Painting Competitions for 6-8th Class Children

Guidelines on School, State, National Level 5th Painting Competitions 2014. Govt. of India-Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Central Ground Water Board. Guidelines for 5th National Painting Competition on Water Conservation- 2014 for School Children of 6th,7th & 8th standards. The Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation has decided to conduct the 5th National Painting competition on Water Conservation. The painting competition aims to make the children aware about need of conserving this precious resource and at the same time would involve their parents in this noble cause. The painting competition will be held among the students of 6th, 7th and 8th standard in three stages, namely, School, State and National Level. The State level winners and National level winners will be awarded cash prizes.
Water Conservation- 2014 Painting Competitions

Guidelines on School, State, National Level 5th Painting Competitions for 6-8th Class Children

School level Competition
  • 1. The school level competition for the students of 6th, 7th, and 8th standards has been initiated in all the States/UT's from September, 2014. 
  • 2. School Principals are requested to organize painting competition of 2 hours duration at their schools. 
  • 3. Drawing materials for the school level would be provided by the schools/ students and no cost in this regard would be borne by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation /Central Ground Water Board. 
  • 4. Paintings may be made preferably on A4/A3 size paper, though there is no restriction on type/size of paper, paints, crayons, water colour, etc. 
  • 5. The theme for the painting competition is: 'SAVE WATER, LIVE BETTER' 
  • 6. All paintings must contain the following details at the back of the drawing sheet- Name of student, class, section, school, full school address, father/mothers name, telephone number of school and parents, signature of Principal in the following format. 
  • Name of the Student Father's/Mother's  Name Tel/Mobile No. of Parents
    Standard Roll No E-maiiiD of Student   (if any)
    School Name & Address School Located in Urban/Rural   School Tel No /Mob. No./Email
      State/UT   Signature of the School Principal
  • 7. Paintings not signed by the school Principal or sent directly by student/parent to the Nodal Officer will not be accepted. 
  • 8. The Regional Director/ Head of Office/Officer- in-charge/ of the Regional Offices/Sate Unit Offices of CGWB are Nodal Officers for the painting competition for the State/UT's under their jurisdiction. 
  • 9. Three (3) best paintings are to be selected from each school and the same are to be forwarded to the concerned Nodal Officer of CGWB. The selection of the three best paintings from each school is to be done by the respective school authorities. 
  • 10. The School Level Painting Competition is to be concluded by sth November, 2014. 
  • 11. All participants of school level competition will be given a participation certificate signed by Regional Director, CGWB and Principal of respective school. 
  • 12. Each school will submit list of participants to the concerned State Nodal Officer. 
  • 13. Use of collage/patchwork will not be permitted in the paintings. 

State level Painting competition


  1. 1. The State Level Painting competition is proposed to be conducted on 26th November, 2014.
  2. 2. The best 50 paintings will be selected by a Board of Jury comprising five members including Nodal Officer from amongst the entries received from the schools.
  3. 3. The state level competition will be conducted with 50 students whose paintings are selected as best 50 paintings from amongst the entries of the school level painting competition.
  4. 4. Theme for the State Level Painting Competition will be disclosed at the venue.
  5. 5. Participants, along with two parents/guardians for the state level competition would be paid to and fro fare by ordinary us/sleeper class rail fare/ from the place of residence to the place of Competition.
  6. 6. An incidental charge of Rs. 1000/- would be paid to each of the 50 participants for attending the State level competition.
  7. 7. All drawing materials and associated requirements would be provided by CGWB. Items may include a kit containing paints, ruler, brushes, pencils, erasers, etc.
  8. 8. Drawing sheets for the painting will be provided by the Regional Offices. The sheets would be of 380 mm x 510 mm size (approx. 15" x 20").
  9. 9. Students are allowed to use their own painting materials if preferred. Use of collage/patchwork will not be permitted in the paintings.
  10. 10. All 50 students must submit three latest passport size coloured photographs, preferably along with soft copy.
  11. 11. All students should bring identity proof or letter from respective school Principal.
  12. 12. The cash prize award is Rs. 10,000/- for First Prize, Rs..8000/- for Second Prize and Rs. 5000/- for.Third Prize, Ten Consolation Prizes(@ Rs. 1000/-} would also be awarded.
  13. 13. Winners will also be awarded certificate of merit. 
  14. 14. All state level participants will be given participation certificate for the state level competition.
  15. 15. Students who have won 1st , 2nd & 3rd prizes at State/UT level competition last years (i.e. 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013} are not eligible for participation. The consolation prize winners of State level Painting competition (2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013) may participate 1st, 2nd, 3rd this year, but they would be considered for prizes only if they win 1st , 2nd or 3rd· prize at the State level.

National level Painting Competition:


  • 1. The National Level Competition is likely to be conducted in January 2015 at New Delhi. It will be confirmed at a later date
  • 2. The winners of first, second and third prizes from each of the States/UT's (i.e. three from each State/UT} would be called to New Delhi for the competition.
  • 3. Tentative venue of the competition would be at ICAR, PUSA, New Delhi.
  • 4. The National Competition would have one (1) first prize (Rs. 1,00,000), four (4) second prizes (@ Rs. 50,000), eight (8) third prizes (@ Rs 25,000). All other participants would be given consolation prizes (@ Rs. 5,000).
  • 5. All students would be paid to and fro rail fare by AC Ill Tier/Bus, along with two accompanying parents/guardians on production of proof of journey undertaken in the entitled class. Participants from A&N Islands and Lakshadweep would be reimbursed economy class air fare from Port Blair/Agati to Delhi and back on production of proof of journey undertaken by them and as per actuals. The reimbursement would be made for participant and accompanying two parents/ guardians on production of proof of journey undertaken by the entitled class.
  • 6. Arrangements for stay (food and lodging) at Delhi will be made by the participants themselves. A lump sum amount of Rs. 3000/- would be paid to each participant of the National competition for food, lodging, transport and incidental charges.
  • 7. The participants would provide a photocopy of passbook having details of their bank account along with one cancelled cheque for e-transfer of prize money and other incidentals as applicable.
  • 8. Students with their parents/ guardians would report at the competition venue on the date on their own. Transport from station/ airport/ bus-stand would not be provided by the organizers.
  • 9. All participants are to report at the competition venue at least one hour before the start of competition for completing the registration formalities.
  • 10. All drawing materials and associated requirements would be provided by CGWB. Items may include a kit containing paints, ruler, brushes, pencils, erasers, etc.
  • 11. Students are allowed to use their own painting materials if preferred. Use of collage/patchwork will not be permitted in the paintings.
  • 12. Drawing sheets for the painting will be provided by the organizers. The drawing sheets would be of 380 mm x 510 mm size (approx. 15" x 20").
  • 13. All students are required to bring identity proof or letter from respective school principal along with three recent passport size photographs.
  • 14. Selection of the prize winners and consolation prize winners will be completed on the same day by juries and winners awarded.
  • 15. Winners will also be awarded certificate of merit.
  • 16. Arrangements for lunch, tea etc., would be made for the day of the competition by the organizers.
  • 17. The painting competition would commence at 10.30 hours and would be for two hours duration. The competition would end at 12.30 hours. Results of the competition would be declared at 1600 hours. All participating students and their accompanying parents/guardians shall remain at the venue till the entire event is over.

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