At the ChotaMota Foundation we have a new dream … a dream to create a beehive of dreams, creations and out-of-box thoughts, … dreams of presenting an abundance of free space to the budding talents in diverse fields of Art. Mostly unknown and striving for self-discovery, they crave to see the magic in the world. We seek to provide such talents access
through our art programs, to the opportunities they lack. Art Program 12–2020 is the twelfth in the sequel.

AP 12 will be open for 38 days – from 02 October to 08 November 2020. Submit your entries at any time during this period.

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

More About Twelfth Art Program (AP- 12)

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

And fees?  


AP-12 covers three art categories:

For convenience, we’d prefer the language to be English or Bengali.

What you need to do?

  • You may try your hand in all the three different Art Categories, but not more than three entries in any of these.
  • 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 only those creations that you have completed within last one year.
  • Make sure what you submit is 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 Upload Entry

… and a short write up
accompany your entry with a short write up (within 100 words) about it.
Do not forget to mention the following in it:

  • what according to you is the most innovative aspect of your entry
  • what prompted you to do it
  • technical details of your painting and cartoon & caricature


Elope with your mind মন নিয়ে হও পগারপার
What you can’t see যারে যায়না  দেখা
Together like milk and cookies একসাথে..যেন দুধে-বিস্কুটে
Every colour has a purpose একেক রঙের একেক গল্প
An entry in your diary দিনলিপির একটি পাতা
There is safety in numbers সংখ্যায় সুরক্ষা
Paint your own sky নিজেই রাঙাও নিজের আকাশ
Hungry walkathon অভুক্ত “ওয়াকাথন”

You are free to choose any of the Catchphrases  for each of your chosen categories. 
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. 

More about catchphrases …..

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


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:

  Trailblazer                   INR 5,000

  Dreamspinner,            INR 4,000

  Mastercrafter               INR 2,500

and Budding Weaver    INR 1,000       (only for the age-group 15 to 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 it in one of the above four award-categories.


We are accepting entries in the following art categories:

  • Cartoon and Caricature
  • Creative Writing (Bangla and English)
  • Painting

Cartoon and Caricature

Pick up the Catchphrase of your choice to express your thoughts or use your own theme to float your ideas.

Send us the jpeg version. You need not send the original artwork now. Only keep it ready for sending to us when required.

In the write up, don’t forget to mention the medium chosen and the size (not applicable for digital work) of your artwork, otherwise it won’t be accepted.

Creative Writing

Pick the catchphrase of your choice or choose your own theme. 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.


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.

In the write up, 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.



Start of program
Friday, 02 October 2020
Last date for receiving entries
Sunday, 08 November 2020
Announcement of selected entries

Sunday, 20 December 2020


On-line submission:

  • For Cartoon- Caricature and 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 canvas), first scan it or photograph it and then convert the photo or the scanned copy into a JPEG file . And upload.
  • For Creative Writing,  upload the PDF version.

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

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.

Send the Entries to the following address:

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

Contact at 9836568902

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