Art Contest For Grades K – 12

Design a Bollywood Movie Poster – Art Contest for Youth Grades K-12

Create a movie poster for a fictional Bollywood movie (NOT a real movie, regardless of when it was released).First Prizes:
One first prize winner will be selected in each of five grade groups: K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8, 9-12. Each winner will receive:
– A signed hardcover copy of “All About India”, a lavishly illustrated 64 page non-fiction book, when published in Fall 2010.
– Poster published in a gallery on the book’s web page.
One of the five will be selected as the Grand Prize winner.

Grand prize:
In addition to the above, the grand prize winner will receive:
– Winner’s (or other designated child’s) portrait on canvas. See Gallery for sample portraits.
– Possible placement of the poster in a city scene in the book “All About India” (pending the winning entry’s approval by Tuttle Publishing).

Entry rules:
– Artist must currently be attending a public, private or home school in the United States in grades K-12.
– One entry per artist.
– Entry size 8.5″x11″, portrait (vertical), without a mat, frame or border.
– Two dimensional artwork only. Any medium.
– Place movie title on poster OR allow space in design and write title on contest entry form.
– No signature, initials or text other than movie title on the design.
– No violent or adult themes, please.
– Submission deadline is 5pm Pacific Time, March 31, 2010.

Entries will be judged on originality, humor, composition, color use and believability as a Bollywood movie poster. Do a web image search with the keywords Bollywood Movie Posters for inspiration, but copying an existing poster will automatically disqualify your entry.

Preferred: Scan in full color at 300 dpi and email high quality jpeg file, along with contest entry form, to the email address on the form.
Alternate: Mail original or color copy flat (not folded or rolled), along with contest entry form, to the snail mail address on the form. Use a sturdy envelope and mark it Do Not Fold. Must be postmarked by deadline. Entries will not be returned. Not responsible for entries damaged or never received.

Contest Entry Form will be available as a pdf here by March 15, 2010. Get started now so you can create the best poster possible!

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4 Responses to “Art Contest For Grades K – 12”

  1. Lara Lakshmi Says:

    Thanks for getting the word out on the contest, Liz. Hope some great entries flow in. ~Lara

  2. Lara Lakshmi Says:

    Contest entry form is now online at

  3. lizbooks Says:

    Thank you!

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