Khula Aasmaan along with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) announced a special international painting contest to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The theme for this international art competition is “World of Mahatma Gandhi”. This theme allows the participants to draw and paint on a wide range of subjects related to the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. The participants can depict important events in the life of the Mahatma and / or create an artwork which will depict the Mahatma’s vision, philosophy and ideas on subjects as diverse as rural development, swadeshi, khadi, women empowerment, cleanliness and many other subjects dear to the Mahatma.

The contest opens on 2nd October 2019 (150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi) and closes on 30th January 2020 (death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi).

The participants are free to use any medium of their choice for their submission. They can use pencils, colour pencils, charcoal, oil pastels, pen & ink, watercolours, acrylic and oil paints. The base could be paper or canvas. The size of the artwork should A4 (21 x 29.7 centimeters) or A3 (29.7 x 42.0cm).

  • The first shortlist will be declared on 15 February 2020
  • The shortlisted artworks are to be sent to Khula Aasmaan for final judging latest by 10 March 2020.
  • Final result will be declared on 31 March 2020.

For Complete information and to submit paintings ONLINE :

“World of Mahatma Gandhi” International Painting Competition 2019
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