Chotamota Art Program VI 2018(-Bangla version)

02 November to 31 December 2018

 

A New Beginning?

At the ChotaMota Foundation we have a new dream … a dream of presenting an abundance of free space to the budding talents in diverse fields of Art. Mostly unknown and unsung, they crave to see the magic in the world.  We seek to provide such talents with access to the opportunities they lack. This is to create a beehive of out-of-box thoughts, dreams and creations.

Select entries shall be rewarded financially and will be put on display on this website. These will also be displayed in an exhibition at a major venue in Kolkata.  The Foundation will not stake any copyright claim on the items of artwork entered in Art Program.

About Sixth Art Program (AP-6)

Who can take part?
Anybody, from anywhere, as long as you’re in the age group of 15 to 27, can be a part!

There is no entry fee.

AP-6 covers four art categories:

 

 

For convenience, CMF prefers the language to be English or Bangla.

Enriched by the preceding five editions of the art programs, CMF has envisaged the AP-6 with a new orientation.

What’s new?

First of all, the idea of ‘time slots’ :

  • AP-6 will have four 15-day time slots; and
  • For an art category, there will be a catchword (sometimes two) for all the time slots, except the third time slot (02 – 16 Dec. 2018).
  • Catchwords are not topic or theme – they are offered to provoke the thinker in you
  • But, there’s NO catchword for short films. Submit short films of your choice at any time during 02 Nov. to 31 Dec. 2018.

Under the category selected, choose your catchword from the options given under the specified time slot. Give vent to your ideas freely… and shape your creation.

Also keep in mind that, for each art category, we will accept maximum of three entries in four time slots of this Art Program.

Catchwords

Time slot Creative writing

Cartoon, comics & caricature

Painting
02 – 18 Nov.
Virtual

or

Still life

Adventure

or

20th Century

Powercut
17 Nov.  – 01 Dec. Montage

or

Maritime

Change Melody

or

Mirage

02 – 16 Dec. NO catchword.

Submit any art work of your choice in any category.

17 – 31 Dec. Spectacle

or

Message

Dormant

or

Fantasy

20th Century

 

What are you required to do?

  • Select your art category. If it is short film, submit whatever you wish to, provided it is of 12 minutes or less. Otherwise, 
    • pick the catchwords of your choice for your chosen art category 
    • use one catchword-option for one art work.
    • submit your entries during the specified time slot.
  • The third time slot is open for all the art categories. That is, you may submit art work of your free will.
  • For your entries, you may choose
    • different catchwords from the first, second and fourth time slots; or
    • the third time slot to make entries of your own choice; or
    • a combination of entries on given catchwords and entries of your choice.
  • You may submit at the most three entries in an art category.
  • You may try your hand in all the four art categories (Short film, Painting, Creative writing and  Cartoon, Caricature, Comic strip)
  • You may get an award worth (INR 1000-5000) for your best artwork in an art category.
  • Don’t repeat entries if you’ve already sent them to ChotaMota
  • Send those creations only completed within last one year.
  • Make sure what you submit is a composition of your own creation, and speaks truly to you.
  • Feel free to borrow ideas from others and acknowledge, but don’t reproduce others’ work in entirety.
  • To submit each art work on-line, you will have to fill the form appearing after you click on the “Submit” button. 

 


Specifics:

We are accepting entries in the following art categories:

  • Creative writing: in Bangla or English
  • Cartoon, Caricature , Comic strips
  • Painting in any medium, and
  • Short film, not more than 12 minutes’ duration

Cartoons, Comics and Caricatures

Pick the catchword of your choice for the specified time slot. And float your thoughts!

In case you wish to narrate your story in Comics, it must not be more than 10 frames.

Send us a jpeg version of your creation, or the hard copy itself! Do not send the original artwork now.  But it must be kept ready for submission when required.

Accompany your entry with a short (within 50 words) write up about it. Don’t forget to mention the medium chosen (including digital) and the size (not applicable for digital work) of your artwork, otherwise it won’t be accepted.

Also keep in mind that we will accept maximum of three entries in four slots of this Art Program.

Creative Writing

Pick the catchword of your choice for the specified time slot. Express whatever way you wish to!

  • a story of your own or a fairy tale or a folklore you like to retell in your own way, or
  • a travelogue of a known or unknown place, or
  • a dialogue/ monologue of characters – living or imaginary, or a sheer fantasy.

in prose or poetry and in not more than  500 words.

Just make a .pdf version and send it to us. Don’t mention your name on it.

Also keep in mind that we will accept maximum of three entries in four slots of this Art Program.

PAINTING

Pick the catchword of your choice for the specified time slot. Grab the pencil or paint-brush or your laptop to give shape to your thoughts.  You may use any medium of your choice including digital art.  Send a jpeg of your creation, or the hard copy itself!   You need not send the original artwork now. Just keep it ready for sending to us when required.

Accompany your entry with a short (within 50 words) write up about it. Don’t forget to mention the medium chosen and the size (not applicable for digital work) of the painting, otherwise it won’t be accepted

Also keep in mind that we will accept maximum of three entries in four slots of this Art Program.

Short Movie:
Grab your phone or camera and get shooting. The movie you send in could be anywhere from 30 seconds to about 12 minutes in length, as long as it says what you want it to. You can use any style of movie making, including animation. Accompany your entry with a short (about 50 words) write up about it and make sure you give due credits to your team.

Also keep in mind that we will accept maximum of three entries in this Art Program.


Dates:

Start of program
Friday, 2nd November 2018

Last date for receiving entries
Monday, 31st December 2018

Announcement of selected entries
Sunday, 10th February 2019


SUBMIT YOUR ARTWORK

On-line submission:

  • For Cartoon, Caricature, Comic Strip, Painting, if the entry you would like to submit is originally developed on an electronic medium, please convert it into a JPEG file. Otherwise, if the original is on a physical medium (like paper and canvass), first scan it or photograph it and then convert the photo or the scanned copy into a JPEG file.
  • For short movie category, upload the video to vimeo, youtube or other video hosting sites and send us the link. Dropbox or Google Drive links will also do.
  • For Creative Writing, covert your entry to PDF and send to us.Don’t mention your name.

Submit Artwork

 


Submission by post or by hand:
If you intend to submit your entry by post or by hand, you should send your  entry along with a duly filled-in registration form. Click below for registration form. In case you are not able to get copy of the registration form, please contact us.

Download Registration Form

 

Send the Entries to the following address:

The ChotaMota Foundation
3/6/1 S.M Ali Road,
Barrackpore – 700120
West Bengal, India

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