National Painting Competition


2019 will be the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. The year has been proclaimed the "International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT2019)" by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO. 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, medicine, earth sciences and biology.

Painting Contest Details

  • Contest opens 5th October 2019, closes on 3rd November 2019. Participation is free and open 24 x 7 on Indiaart
  • Who can participate : Children ( 5 to 15 years) and Young Adults (16 to 25 years) can participate
  • Contest Themes : See the details on Painting Contest Themes
  • Artwork size : A4 (21 x 29.7 centimeters) or A3 (29.7 x 42.0cm).
  • Medium : No restriction on medium. You are free to use pencils, colour pencils, oil pastels, poster colours, watercolours, acrylic colours, oil colours, pen & ink or digital art.
  • Base : Paper

Painting Contest Results

  • The shortlist will be announced on 7th November 2019. All the shortlisted children and college students will be individually informed. The shortlisted artworks need to reach Khula Aasmaan latest by 18th November 2019.
  • Results will be announced on Saturday 30 November 2019.
  • All prize winners will be informed individually.


  • The prize distribution ceremony will take place on Saturday 21 December 2019 at IISER Pune campus.
  • Prize winners will spend the entire day at IISER Pune. The activities planned for them for the day will include lab tours, film show, lecture and workshop.

More on Periodic Table

The periodic table, also known as the periodic table of elements, is a tabular display of the chemical elements, which are arranged by atomic number, electron configuration, and recurring chemical properties. The seven rows of the table, called periods, generally have metals on the left and non-metals on the right. The columns, called groups, contain elements with similar chemical behaviours. Six groups have accepted names as well as assigned numbers: for example, group 17 elements are the halogens; and group 18 are the noble gases. The organization of the periodic table can be used to derive relationships between the various element properties, and also to predict chemical properties and behaviours of undiscovered or newly synthesized elements. Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev published the first recognizable periodic table in 1869, developed mainly to illustrate periodic trends of the then-known elements. He also predicted some properties of unidentified elements that were expected to fill gaps within the table. Most of his forecasts proved to be correct. Mendeleev's idea has been slowly expanded and refined with the discovery or synthesis of further new elements and the development of new theoretical models to explain chemical behaviour. The modern periodic table now provides a useful framework for analyzing chemical reactions, and continues to be widely used in chemistry, nuclear physics and other sciences. (source : Wikipedia)

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