ChotaMota Art Program – 21 (AP-21) will remain open for 24 days – from – 22 July to 14 August 2022. 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. Keeping up with the times, award money for the art programs have been substantially scaled up. The revised award structure is:

Award category

From (Rs.)

To (Rs.)










Budding Weaver

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



(no change)

Only one award will be conferred to a participant for the best among the art works submitted by her/ him in an art category.


In AP-21, a first-time participant in an art category may also get a Budding Weaver award even if none of his / her entries qualifies for a higher award.     and one of them meet the standards set for the Budding Weaver award.

For the other participants in POSTERS:

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-22 includes three Art categories :-




Opens on:       Friday 22 July 2022                    

Closes on:       Sunday 14 August 2022

Results on:       Sunday 25 September




Rage against dying light

নিভছে আলো … দৌড়ে চলো      

Midland syndrome

যে জন  রহে মাঝখানে   

Future in a cage

খাঁচা-বন্দী ভবিষ্যৎ     

God in slumber

ভগবান নিদ্রা গিয়েছেন    

You are free to choose any of the listed Catchphrases for Posters. 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. 

There is no Catchphrase for Graphic Stories and Short Films.

More about catchphrases ….

  • For Posters, 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.


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 format.


Graphic Story  (Comic strip and Illustrated story)

There is no Catchphrase for Graphic Story.

If you like 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 and must be submitted after converting to JPEG format.

Short Film 

Grab your phone or camera and get shooting. No need to use Catchphrase. The movie you send in could be anywhere from 30 seconds to about 12 minutes in length, as long as it says what you want it to. You can use any style of movie making, including animation, stop motion etc.. Make sure you give due credits to your team.

Accompany your entry 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 Short Films.

 What exactly are you to do?

  • 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.
  • 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 Films 
  • For Short Film,  upload the video to vimeo, youtube or other video hosting sites and send us the link. Dropbox or Google Drive links will also do.
  • 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