ChotaMota Art Program 17 (AP 17) will be open for 22 days – from 21 August to 11 September 2021. Anybody, from anywhere, in the age group of 15 to 27, can take part!

Submit your entries at any time during this period.  

There is no entry fee.

The Foundation does not stake any copyright claim on the items of artwork entered in the art programs.


Select entries to the art program shall be accorded financial awards and will be put on display on this website. Only one award will be conferred to a participant for the best among the art works submitted by her/ him in an art category. There are four kinds of awards:


[Rs. 5,000]

Dream Spinner

[Rs. 4,000]

Master Crafter

[Rs. 2,500]

Budding Weaver

[Rs. 1,000]

(only for age-group 15-17)


CMF art programs are NOT competitions. The entries are therefore not ranked as first, second etc.. Instead, a three-member jury is appointed to evaluate each art work independently on its own merit. Based on the jury’s evaluation, each of the select entries is graded in one of the above four award-categories.

ChotaMota Art Programs 2021


Specifics:- AP 17 includes two Art categories :-


Opens on:      Saturday 21 August 2021                    

Closes on:      Saturday 11 September 2021

Results on:   Sunday 24 October 2021



নেই (নৈ) -রাজ্য  

Echoing mind

মন যেন তায় দিচ্ছে সাড়া            

Unseen colours

যে রঙগুলি যায় না দেখা

Love all … play

লাভ অল … প্লে

Kite-flying days

ঘুড়ি-লাটাই দিনগুলি

Wish I were a river

ইচ্ছে, যদি হতেম নদী

You are free to choose any of the listed Catchphrases  for Painting. 
Catchphrases are not to be interpreted literally. Be as creative as possible in your interpretation and application.

Give vent to your ideas freely… and shape your creation taking cue from the catchphrases. 

For Graphic Story, there is no Catchphrase.

More about catchphrases …..

  • For Painting, you may send at most one entry on a theme of your choice.  Additional (one or two) entries must be using Catchphrases. You may as well use only Catchphrases for all your entries.
  • Same Catchphrase may be used for more than one
  • Catchphrases are not topic or theme; they are just to stimulate the thinker in you.


Pick the catchphrase of your own choice or use your own theme to add color to a blank slate…..

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

Graphic Story ( comic strip and illustrated story)

There is no Catchphrase for Graphic Story.

If you want to tell your story with illustration, let it be in not more than 10 pages of text and visuals.

Or if you wish to narrate your story in Comics, let it be in not more than 10 frames.

You need not send the original artwork now. Only keep a hard copy ready for sending to us when required.

Also, please, note that you only need to send either illustrated story or comics as an entry in this category.

Accompany your entry (in Paining or Graphic Story or both) with a short (within 50 words) write up about it.

Please, mention the following in the write up accompanying your Artwork :

  1. What according to you is the most innovative aspect of your entry
  2. What prompted you to do it
  3. Technical details of your Artwork:- For Painting and Graphic Story  e.g. medium( oil, acrylic, digital, mixed etc.) and size (not applicable for digital work).



What exactly are you to do?

  • Question the commonplace and express your ideas in any of the above two art categories.
  • Send us a maximum of 3 entries you want in one or both the art categories.
  • Don’t repeat entries if you’ve already sent them to ChotaMota
  • Send those creations only completed within last six months.
  • 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.

How can you submit your artwork?

On-line submission:

  • For both the Art categories, 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.
  • Click Upload Entry to submit your entry.

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 here  for registration form. In case you are not able to get copy of the registration form, please contact us.

You may contact here:-

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

Mobile No.  9836568902