We are glad to inform you that we’re extending the ‘A Happier Me creativity competition’ deadline for entry registration and submissions. The extended date is now 31st March 2021. Results will be announced in May 2021.

Painting

Speaking up about mental health in the current predicament on the topic, Importance of mental health awareness in the 21st century! The eligibility rules for the painting/sketching competition are as follows:

How can you register?

Participants may access the registration and submission platform at Ahappierme.org To register, click here and follow the prompts to create and verify your account. Once you have registered with all the required information, you can upload your paintings/sketches. If the participant is under the age of 18, they must first download the consent form from the website, get the form completed and signed by their parent or legal guardian, and then upload the signed form along with your paintings/sketches.

What is this contest about?

The participants are required to submit a painting/sketch, addressing the current mental health scenario in the country, how the pandemic has worsened the mental health of people in their community, myths, and stigma, ways to reduce or eliminate the same, when people seek mental health treatment, particularly in the underserved communities. Your paintings/sketches should include creative ideas, suggestions, and solutions and not just facts and data on mental health conditions.


General instructions for submission

Follow these instructions to submit an entry:

  1. Our Jury reserves the right to reject an entry and withhold the prize based on unscrupulous activities on part of the participants.
  2. The participants must register before they can submit their entries. You can register here .
  3. Click ‘Submit’ and agree to the terms and conditions of this challenge. You must agree to the terms and conditions before proceeding to the submission page.
  4. There is no limit on the number of categories in which a participant can submit their entries. You can find our categories, here .
  5. The general category is free for all. Other categories have a registration fee.
  6. Multiple entries are not allowed for the contest. One should send a single entry for the competition. However, a single entry can be submitted into different categories.
  7. Submissions shall not be accepted after the relapse of the deadline

NOTE: There will be no return of any entry fees

Criteria for Judging

We will judge your painting/sketch on certain criteria, including impact, creativity, style, subject matter, and Storytelling. Based on the painting/sketch submitted by the participants, they will be judged on the following elements and criteria:

  • Adherence/Appropriateness to Theme,
  • Originality, and uniqueness of the concept,
  • Clarity of Expression,
  • Visual Design,
  • Composition,
  • Audience Appeal,
  • Level of detail,
  • Visual appeal,
  • Interpretation of the general impact of your painting/sketch on the audience.

User Rights

The participants who submit their entries agree to the following:

  1. The participants grant us usage of the submitted/chosen artwork for display, marketing, promotional, and commercial purposes.
  2. The participant further agrees that we can maintain an archive of the submitted/chosen artwork for the purpose of marketing. This archive shall be available for public viewing.
  3. We will credit each artwork with their Artist Name and Image.
  4. The Artist shall maintain all copyrights of the artwork submitted to us.
  5. Sales: By entering into this competition, you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual license to sell the original artwork for a fee.
  6. Copyright: The artwork must not contain any copyrighted work(s) belonging to third parties unless a) Participants have a license to use such works, or b) the use of such works is a fair one under the copyright laws. The participants will retain any licenses and provide them to us upon request.

Painting/sketching submission rules

  • Paintings/sketches must be on paper of A3 size (297 x 420 mm) or A2 size (420 x 594 mm),
  • Acceptable tools of paintings/sketches include pencil, crayon, watercolor, oil paint, computer drawing, etc. Photographs, wires, and other 3D objects are not acceptable.
  • The theme should be the main focus of the poster.
  • No text should be written on the front of the poster.
  • The submissions will be accepted only via the online process.
  • Submissions as email attachments, on CD, or prints are not allowed in this competition and will not be accepted.
  • Digital image files will be accepted only if it is in JPEG format and not sized more than 2 MB.
  • The image name may not exceed 50 characters.
  • Paintings/sketches that have won previous awards, including submissions in previous contests, cannot be submitted again. Submissions can be canceled and the prize withheld on finding the same.

Sub-themes

  1. Mental health and COVID-19
  2. Mental health during the pandemic
  3. Impact of self-isolation on mental health
  4. Impact of change in routine on mental health
  5. Mental issues myths and stigma

Prize

Get a chance to win over 500 prizes.*

Note

Registrations will remain OPEN! You can submit your entries by 31st March 2021, 11:59 p.m.