ChotaMota Art Program – 24 (AP-24) will remain open for 23 days – from 15 April to 07 May 2023. Anybody, from anywhere, in the age group of 15 to 27, can take part!

Submit your entries at any time during this period.

You may participate in all the three art categories. Send us a maximum of two entries for an art category. 

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. Award money for the art programs have been recently scaled up. The new award structure is:

Award category

Amount (Rs.)







Budding Weaver

(only for age-group 15-17yrs. and first timers)


Only one award will be conferred to a participant for the best among the jury-recommended art works submitted in an art category.


A first-time participant in an art category may get a Budding Weaver award, if none of his / her entries qualifies for a higher award   and one of them meets the minimum standard set for an award.

For the other participants in Painting and Cartoon & Caricature : 

The participants awarded at least twice in the past will be considered only for Dreamspinner and Trailblazer awards.

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.



AP-24 includes three Art categories :-




Opens on:       Saturday 15 April 2023                    

Closes on:       Sunday 07 May 2023

Results on:       Sunday 18 June 2023

CATCHPHRASES for all the three Art Categories : 



What wars beget us?

যুদ্ধ করে করবি কী তা বল?

Who’s taller – poet or poetry? 

কে বেশী মহান কবি না কবিতা?

Is hope scary?

আশায় কি শঙ্কা ?

Sense in redundance

অযথা যখন যথা

Childhood sans toy knows little joy

খেলনারা কই সব? বেরঙিন শৈশব

In quest of Rainbow

চলো রংধনু  খুঁজে  আনি

You are free to choose any of the listed Catchphrases for all the three Art CategoriesCatchphrases 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 all the three Art Categories, you may send at most one entry on a theme of your choice.  The other entry must be using a Catchphrase. You may as well use Catchphrases for both the entries.
  • Same Catchphrase may be used for more than one art category.
  • 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.

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 format.


Cartoon & Caricature

Pick the Catchphrases and/ or a theme of your own choice and give shape to your thoughts!

Submit a jpeg version of your creation. Do not send the original artwork now.  But it must be kept ready for submission 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.

For lesser-known subjects, the participants should also send a good photograph of the subject along with the entry proper for reference after converting to jpeg version.


Creative Writing(Bangla or English)


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 jpeg format (and NOT in pdf as in the earlier programmes) and submit. Don’t mention your name on the copy you submit.

 Accompany your entry with a short (within 50 words) write up about it.

The write up is to contain the following:

  1. What prompted you to do it

2.      Technical details of your Artwork: e.g.  medium (oil, acrylic, digital, mixed etc.)  size (not applicable for digital work), – For Painting and cartoon & Caricature only.




  • Question the commonplace and express your ideas in any of the above three art categories.
  • Send us a maximum of 2 entries you want in one or all the three art categories. More than two entries for an art category would stand disqualified.
  • Don’t repeat entries if you had already sent them to ChotaMota; the entries will then be disqualified.
  • Send only those creations 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. You will be disqualified if you are found to do so.



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 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.
  • Send the Photograph saved as JPEG with specifics mentioned above.
  • Click Upload Entry to submit your entry.

You may contact here:

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

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