National Painting Contest Themes

The occasion for this unique national painting contest is the fact that 2019 happens to be the 150th anniversary since Dmitry Mendeleev discovered the Periodic System and has been proclaimed "International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements" (IYPT2019). The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is one of the most significant achievements in science, capturing the essence not only of chemistry, but also of physics and biology. It is a unique tool, enabling scientists to predict the appearance and properties of matter on the Earth and in the rest of the Universe.

Painting Contest Themes for Children

  • Volcanos
  • Mountains
  • Rivers
  • Birds
  • Marine Life
  • Forest
  • Open (any theme of your choice)

Painting Competition Themes for College Students

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Environment & Climate Change
  • Artwork created using symbols from periodic table
  • Birds & Ecology
  • Geometric Art
  • Open (any theme of your choice)

Note on Art contest themes

The themes have been chosen in such a manner that each theme can be explored through a science angle and at the same time, it can be interpreted beautifully as an artistic expression. We urge the art contest participants to explore each theme through its scientific angle and express yourself through your art.

Age groups for Painting Contest

There are two age groups for this painting competition :
Children (5 to 15 years) and College Students (16 to 25 years)

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