SCO (Special Communications Organizations), the foremost telecom and internet services provider of Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan, is bringing yet another painting competition for the region’s students as well as the general public.
This time around, the contest is going to take place online so as to keep it safe for the contenders amid the coronavirus pandemic. It aims to unveil the artistic talent of the people of Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan regions by engaging them in creative activity during the coronavirus lockdown.
The painting competition is an integral part of SCO’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities that were initiated in 2019 successfully. The first-ever exhibition of selected 100 paintings under the theme ‘My Land, My People’ was showcased at PNCA Islamabad in July 2019.
What To Paint
Themed ‘Fascinating Flora and Fauna’, the 2020 painting competition is a part of SCO’s ‘My Land, My People’ initiative and will entertain paintings depicting the mesmerizing wildflowers, plants, trees, insects, mammals, wildlife of AJ&K and GB.
How To Paint
The artists can use any painting medium for their pieces which must be a minimum of A3-size poster or chart. Each participant can submit more than one painting to a maximum of three.
Who Can Participate
The competition will be split into four groups. In Group A, university students of AJK & GB will participate in the contest. The Groups B and C will entertain entries from college and school students of the region respectively. While in Group D, which is not age-bound, painting submissions from the general public will be received.
How To Submit Entries
All participants should submit a picture of their painting(s) complete with all required information – i.e. full name, CNIC number, mobile number, email address, name of institution, and group name – at [email protected].
Only shortlisted participants will be instructed to submit their original painting(s) in due time. The last date for submission of artwork is June 30, 2020.
The winners of the competition will be recognized in all SCO publications and awarded cash prizes.
Terms & Conditions
All participants must give the undertaking that the painting they submit is original and painted personally, and that it has not been published or presented anywhere (including any medium, channel, or competition) before.
Moreover, by entering this competition each participant will grant SCO non-exclusive permission to reproduce photos/images on the SCO website, social media, applications, newsletters, publications, and any other promotional activities.
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