Paint your dreams

HINDUSTAN LEVER Limited's (HLL) Multi-Action Surf announces Surf Colour Your Future--a nationwide painting contest for children between the age group of 4-12 years. For the contest, students have to just paint their dreams and send the entries. The best vision will be awarded a scholarship for studying abroad. "This contest is an endeavour by HLL to capture untapped potential. It gives the children of India a platform and an opportunity to realise their dreams. Surf Colour Your Future is all about nurturing a child's ambition. Hence, the winning criterion is not based on the best painting but on the best dream. Every month our panel of eminent judges will select the best dream and the winner will be awarded with a scholarship abroad," says Sanjay Behl, marketing manager, HLL.

Prizes include, a mega reward of up to Rs. five lakhs, which will be put into deposits redeemable at the age of 18 for the student's higher education overseas and four prizes of Rs. one lakh each, awarded every month, closing October. The paintings will be judged by a panel of academicians, popular television artistes such as Shweta of Kasauti Zindagii Kii and film stars such as Roopa Ganguli.

Entries can be posted directly along with a Multi-Action Surf wrapper to Hindustan Lever Limited, Hindustan Lever House, 165/166 Backbay Reclamation, Mumbai, 400020-25. Alternately, children can also participate through school contact programme, where promoters will be visiting schools and handing over drawing sheets to the children to participate in the contest. So friends, get started with your brush.