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UNESCO WHV Heritage Painting Contest


UNESCO WHV Heritage Painting Contest

UNESCO's WHV 2018 Painting Contest 

World Heritage Volunteers (WHV) 2018: Empowering the Commitment to World Heritage. The WHV 2018 campaign provides empowering and enriching opportunities to young people and enables them to go beyond borders in some of the most outstanding places in the world. Volunteers will work together to preserve natural and cultural sites, as well as to raise awareness among local communities about their heritage.

The World Heritage Volunteers Initiative is led by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) in collaboration with the Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service (CCIVS), the European Heritage Volunteers (as a branch of Open Houses) and Better World.

For its 11th year, 53 action camp projects will be implemented at 52 World Heritage properties and sites inscribed on the Tentative Lists, from June to December 2018, by 46 organizations in 29 countries.

Elixir Foundation is an organisation founded by the presidential awardees, Government of India. The Idea was cultivated in order to give something back to the nation; organisation is an integral part of and also for the overall upliftment of our brothers and sisters.

Among the 46 Organisations selected, Elixir Foundation is the one hosting the WHV at Rani Ki Vav (The Queen's Step Well) at Patan, Gujarat, India from June 23, 2018 to July 02, 2018 inviting participation of youth globally to work on heritage conservation and promotion in India with Archaeological Survey of India & Government of Gujarat.

The walled city of Ahmedabad, founded by Sultan Ahmad Shah in the 15th century, on the eastern bank of the Sabarmati River, presents a rich architectural heritage from the sultanate period, notably the Bhadra Citadel, the walls and gates of the Fort city and numerous mosques and tombs as well as important Hindu and Jain temples of later periods. The urban fabric is made up of densely-packed traditional houses (Pols) in gated traditional streets (Puras) with characteristic features such as bird feeders, public wells and religious institutions. The city continued to flourish as the capital of the State of Gujarat for six centuries, up to the present. The city got inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 2017 and became India's First World Heritage City.

Painting Contest is an Integral Part of the UNESCO's WHV 2018 - Let's Heritage to promote Heritage through creative talent in the form of visual arts.

All participants will be honored with certificates and we have 3 categories of Awards namely - Best Artist Award, Star Artist Award and Upcoming Artist Award.


Eligibility- Open for all age groups and nationalities

Size- 24"x18" (width x height)

Base- Paper, Canvas, Toned Paper, Fabric

Medium- All mediums are allowed including colour or black and white pencil, charcoal, acrylic paint, oil paint, water colour, poster colour.

Time Limit- Maximum time slot will be given is 7 hours to complete the artwork including 1 hour lunch break. No one can continue the artwork during the lunch time slot.

View- Choosing the perfect view is up to the artist only, no such limit for the frame.

General Rules

* Markings will be based on how far the theme is clear to the viewer

* It is upon the artist, how far s/he can make the heritage of Ahmedabad more lively.

* Making art in lunch time will cause the decrements in marking.

* Artist can choose any type of perspective (one point to 3 point) for the artwork

* It is not restricted that painting should be in perspective, one can make the artwork freehand as well.

* Innovative approach will be appreciated.

The Artwork of Artists can be used by UNESCO, ASI, AMC, Elixir Foundation or any other affiliated organisations for promoting the heritage of Ahmedabad.

Judging Panel comprises of Eminent Artists.

For any queries you can mail us at ZWxpeGlyIHwgb3V0bG9vayAhIGlu or call us at 9016558924.

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