The stage is set for a riot of colour at the State Centre Library here on Saturday when over 500 budding artists will put brush to canvas at the 20th edition of The Hindu Young World painting competition.
These students were chosen from the 1,200-plus entries in two categories - juniors and seniors - received from schools in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kanyakumari, and Thirunelveli.
The letters inviting these students for the finals have been sent to the respective schools. Students should carry with them this letter and the school identity card when they report to the venue of the competition at 8 a.m. on Saturday. The competition will be from 9 to 11a.m.
Students should bring with them the painting media of their choice.
The drawing sheet will be provided by the organisers. Chief Post Master General, Kerala Circle, Shoba Koshy will be the chief guest and give away the prizes at 1 p.m.
Miot Hospitals-CHIME is the title sponsor of the competition. Amrutanjan Relief Cough and Cold is the national sponsor.
The competition is also being held in Kochi and Kozhikode on November 26 and in Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchi, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Hubli, and New Delhi on November 27.
Apart from the first, second, and third prizes in each category, there will be consolation prizes.
All-India winners from the junior and senior categories will be selected from amongst the winning entries of all the 15 centres.
The best three paintings will be selected and engraved on the lid/cover of Amrutanjan.