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Virtual Art Mela: From the ‘Window’, 1st Cycle: Calls for Ideas across the World

India Architecture News - Jul 01, 2020 - 16:29   4425 views

Virtual Art Mela: From the ‘Window’, 1st Cycle: Calls for Ideas across the World

Virtual Art Mela, inviting diverse interpretations via versatile mediums for the theme - From the ‘Window’ is a joint initiative of People Place Project and Architectural Journalism & Criticism Organization. This International Competition calls for Ideas from across the globe in three categories school-going (under 12 years of age), collegians (12 - 25 years of age), and Open (25-100 years of age).

Brief of the competition:

Look outside your window. It could be the window to the inside as well. What landscapes unfold? What stories does the city share? Especially in places where we talked, played, and celebrated. What changes do you see? Or this could be a window of meditation and imagination. Why is this change inevitable? What changes do you wish to see? How will these hybrid changes look like? Where are you seeing those changes? Who all are doing them? It is Time to energize your thoughts, embrace your views, and explore with paper, pen, and ink or color with your spectacular ideas of the world today and tomorrow. Happy Illustrating!

MEDIUM: Sketches, Drawings, Paintings, Collages, Photographs or Photo Montages. *Individual Participation/Entries only*

Submission Guidelines

- Submissions are Open to All.

- Maximum 2 entries are allowed per registration.

- One needs to email the scanned version/visual graphic jpeg file; minimum dpi 300 and minimum size 2MB to [email protected] with a subject line, Submission: Virtual Art Mela - Category of Participation.

- Follow the website to enter for the competition

- Registration Fee: There are three categories for the Registration as follows: [A] Indian school Students: 150 INR for up to 12 years age (Tie up schools INR 100, Tie up NGO's: INR 0) [B] Indian school/college Students: 300 INR for 12-25 years age (Tie up Colleges/Institutes: INR 200) [C] All others (Foreign Applicants and individuals aged above 25 from India either from Architecture & Design fraternity or general public): 11€ or INR 800

- Register from the categories buttons in the website and fill the details of the Google form ‘Or’ Pay the registration fee and send the screenshot of the same to along with your basic details as follows Name, Academic Status, Institute associated with, email id, Proof of age (Any other Government verified document)

- All entrants must mention their social media handles along with the submission (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook)

- The submission should be an original work of the entrant and should have not been submitted previously to any other competition.

Prizes & Highlights

Each Category will be awarded two best entries.

Prizes include - It’s Play Time by Martina Spies, The People Place Project publications: People Called Shillong and City Mosaics as well as Poetry & Architecture & Myriad Disciplines of Architectural Writing by Pappal Suneja along with a Coloring Drawing Set

Besides this, E-Certificates attested by the jurors shall be sent to the winners and all the entrants will get a Participation Certificate. The Best entries of the Art Fair will also be featured at multiple International web portals.

Important Dates

Competition Timeline: July 1st -31st, 2020

Last date of registration: July 20th, 2020

Last date of submission: July 31st, 2020

Results Announcement: August 15th, 2020


Nisha Nair Gupta, Founder, People Place Project

Pappal Suneja, Founder, Architectural Journalism & Criticism 


Martina Spies, Architect, Activist, Designer & Founder of Anukruti               

Jayaraman Subramanian, Veteran Architect & Executive Director, STUP

Lilo Viehweg, Design Researcher, Curator & Lecturer, Germany

Prayas Abhinav, Writer, Teacher & Entrepreneur, Mumbai

Virtual Art Mela: From the ‘Window’, 1st Cycle: Calls for Ideas across the World

For more Information, Visit the Instagram and Facebook handle of the People Place Project.

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