ChotaMota Art Program 19 (AP 19) will be open for 23 days – from 15 January to 06 February. Anybody, from anywhere, in the age group of 15 to 27, can take part!

Submit your entries at any time during this period.

Send us a maximum of two entries in one or all art categories. 

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 2022


Specifics:- AP 19 includes three Art categories :-



Opens on:       Saturday 15 January 2022                    

Closes on:       Sunday 06 February 2022

Results on:     Sunday 20 March 2022




Magic in the world

দুনিয়া জুড়ে জাদু

What’s in a name?

কী আসে যায় নামে?

Images sans stories

ছবি আছে গল্প নেই।

 Life with clipped wings

ছাঁটা গেছে ডানা … শুধু দিন গোনা। 

When reasons fail democracy prevails

ফুরাইলে যুক্তি … গণতান্ত্রিক চুক্তি। 

You are free to choose any of the listed Catchphrases for Poster and Photography. There is no Catchphrase for Graphic Stories. 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 Poster and Photography, you may send at most one entry on a theme of your choice.  Other entry must be using Catchphrase. You may as well use only Catchphrases for both the 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.


Make a statement of your own in form of poster using paint-brush or pencil or pen or your laptop. Pick the Catchphrases and/ or a theme of your choice and get going. You may choose any subject of your choice other than those that are overtly on partisan politics. Send a jpeg of your creation. You need not send the original artwork now. Just keep a hard copy ready for sending to us when required.

The participants need not send their 3D entries as such. Instead, photograph(s) of the 3D work, from all sides, must be submitted after converting to jpeg version.


Pick the Catchphrases and/ or a theme of your choice and get the image with your phone or camera.

  • Capture the magic in the world as it is OR create a vision with your own photographs on your laptop.
  • Make sure that the submitted image be 1024 x 768 pixels (longer side), with resolution 72 dpi saved as jpeg.
  • The image should be converted to a RGB color space and must not exceed 1 MB.
  • Photographs with borders, watermarks, frames, or name/signatures will not be accepted.


Graphic Story  ( Comics 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/(s) 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: e.g medium (oil, acrylic, digital, mixed etc.)  size (not applicable for digital work) and Device used for Photographs.




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 2 entries you want in one or all the three 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 Poster and Graphic Story, 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 and send us.
  • For Photograph, send the JPEG
  • 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