ChotaMota Art Program – 28 (AP-28) will remain open for 22 days – from 18 May  to 08 June 2024. 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 : 

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-28 includes three Art categories :-




Opens on:       Saturday 18 May 2024                    

Closes on:       Saturday 08 June 2024

Results on:       Sunday 21 July 2024

CATCHPHRASES for all the three Art Categories : 



Dining table

Dining table         

What prayer begets 

হরিনামের পরিনাম    

If only you say, brighter will be the day

এইতো সকাল সবে; তুমি বললেই হবে


ভ্রান্তিতে তুষ্টি       

Sweats of toil – worth a million 

পায়ে ফেলা ঘাম লাখ টাকা দাম  

Reveries of the sleepless

রাত-জাগাদের স্বপ্ন              


You are free to choose any of the listed Catchphrases for Painting and Creative Writing only .There is no Catchphrase for Graphic Story. 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 Painting and Creative Writing 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.
    • There is no Catchphrase for Graphic Story.
    • Same Catchphrase may be used for more than one art category or two entries in the same 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.

Creative Writing (Bangla and 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 convert to a jpeg format (and NOT  pdf ) and submit. Don’t mention your name on the copy you submit.

Graphic Story(Comic Strips 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

 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.   For Painting and Graphic Story mention technical details of your Artwork: e.g.  medium (oil, acrylic, digital, mixed etc.)  size (not applicable for digital work).  




    • 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 Painting 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 canvas), first scan it or photograph it and then convert the photo or the scanned copy into a JPEG file and send us.
  • For Graphic Story, you must ensure that artwork you are sending is perfectly legible, otherwise it will be discarded.
  • For Creative Writing, convert it to JPEG and send to us. 
  • 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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