Special Correspondent

MADURAI: The last date for sending entries to The Hindu Young World Painting Competition has been extended to November 10. The Madurai regional finals will be held at the Golden Jubilee Auditorium, Lady Doak College, on November 30.

This year, the competition will be conducted at 14 centres -- on November 29, 2008 at Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode and on November 30, 2008 at Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, New Delhi, Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruchirapalli.

As in previous years, there is no entry fee or entry form for participation. All those desirous of participating in the competition (juniors – from class IV to class VII and seniors – from class VIII to class X) have to send their drawings (for the preliminary round) to the centres that are nearest to their place of residence or to the centre where they would like to come for the finals. The topics for the preliminary round for the junior category are: Sports Day, In the zoo, Flying Kites, Birthday Party. For the senior category, they are: Watching a Stage Play, On a Hill Station, Bandh/Strike Day and Environment Day. All those selected for the finals will be sent letters containing details about venue of competition, timing, etc.