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Young World Painting contest finals in Hubli today

Staff Correspondent
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400 shortlisted students to participate

This year’s edition of the popular painting competition for schoolchildren, The Hindu Young World Painting Competition, is back in town and the finals will take place on Sunday at Samrat Hall (NWKRTC Kalyamantap) on Gokul Road in Hubli.

The competition is being held in 15 cities across south India. It is an integral part of NIE programme of The Hindu and attracts talented young artists apart from promoting healthy competition among schools.

The competition is open to students from class IV to VII in the junior category, and Class VII to Class X in the senior category. Students from various schools in Dharwad, Bijapur, Bellary, Davangere, Chitradurga and Belgaum districts apart from a few cities in south Maharashtra and Goa had sent 850 paintings for the competition. Of them, 400 have been shortlisted by the judges. The shortlisted candidates have been invited to participate in the finals which will begin on Sunday at 9.30 a.m.

The participants will be given topics on the spot. The winners will take home cash prizes of Rs. 5,000, Rs. 3,000 and Rs. 2,000 for the first three places in the senior category, and Rs. 3,000, Rs. 2,000 and Rs. 1,000 in the junior category. There will be a consolation prize of Rs. 500 each to seven participants in both categories.

Well-known artist M.J. Banglewale will be the chief guest of the prize distribution ceremony on Sunday.

MIOT Hospitals is the presenting sponsor, while Amrutanjan, Dabur, is the associate sponsor.

Fruitnik is the beverage partner for the event. Kabir Agencies, Dharwad; Agra Sweets and Milk Bar, Hubli; Institute of Excellence in Management Studies, Hubli; and Dhammanagi Comforts, Hubli, are the regional sponsors.

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