Kalanand contest 2019 dates will be announced soon.
All practicing artists and photographers creating works of art are eligible to apply for Registration with PDAF. The accepted categories of art include (1) Painting (2) Sculpture, (3) Ceramic (4) Print Making, (5) Installation, (6) Fine Art Photography (7) Digital Art, (8) Drawing, (9) Tapestry Art, and (10) Rangoli Art work.
The image must have adequate size for the selection committee to judge the work. The image shall be in 300 dpi with minimum size 2MB and maximum size of 8MB. The image should be in maximum quality jpeg format. Bigger than maximum size or non-jpeg format images may not upload on the site. Please keep the image of your artwork ready for uploading. The image for passport-sized photo of the artist should not exceed 200KB.
Please pay the entry fee of Rs. 2000 by sending a cheque in the name of and to “Prafulla Dahanukar Art Foundation” at Industrial Assurance Building, Churchgate, Mumbai 400026. Or make payment by credit card. See How to pay on our website. Please note that the entry will be approved only after verifying the receipt of the entry fee.
Online Registration: For registration go to www.prafullafoundation.com
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CAN REGISTER FOR MULTIPLE ENTRIES, BUT YOU WILL RECEIVE ONLY ONE FELLOWSHIP FOR ALL ENTRIES IN ALL CATEGORIES. IF YOU ARE THE WINNER IN MULTIPLE CATEGORIES YOU ARE ENTITLED TO ONLY ONE AWARD CERTIFICATE AND ONLY ONE MEDAL IN EACH CATEGORY.
Details of the Fellowships (Prizes) for the Awards are given in the table below:
In addition there are several Awards and fellowships for the artists.
Artist will complete the rangoli at their place. He/she will then take a high resolution picture with camera of 12MP to 20 MP (image size = 4MB to 8MB) of their Rangoli work. The artist then will fill the on-line Kalanand application form on our website and upload the image of the Rangoli work. (www.prafullafoundation.com). Please note that the picture must show the whole Rangoli. All the corners and the whole boundary of the Rangoli must be visible in the image. Slanted view is also OK.
PDAF may print the selected images of Award winning Rangoli paintings on canvas for display at the exhibition.
The artists agree that PDAF will have a free and perpetual Copyright license for reproduction of their Rangoli image in any size on any media in any part of the World.
Please make Rangoli into a proper art form and not a poster. The Subjects are of Art and not of any poster type.
Mountain or Lake Scene, Flowers, Trees and Garden, Birds and animals, Portrait and Geometric art.
Please Note that the Rangoli should not show any religious, topical, political or social subject. The Rangoli will have:
Rangoli entries with unacceptable subjects will not be approved.
Fellowships for Rangoli category will be as below:
Kalanand Contest of PrafullaDahanukar Art Foundation is the largest art contest in India covering all the parts of the country. The characteristic of Kalanand is the judging on merit and on merit only. It’s only the art that counts. The Judges appointed are well qualified and professional senior artists with at least 30 years of successful art career.
The artists upload the images of their work on the online Form provided on our website, www.prafullafoundation.com. The details of the artists and their entries are composed in an on-line Directory which can be viewed on the website.
The uploaded images of artworks are copied on a pen-drive and given serial numbers, without writing the name of the artist. The Judge is able to view the image of the artwork on his/her computer in the privacy of his/her home. Along with the pendrive containing the images, we send each Judge a separate printed marksheet book. This book has serial numbers in its first column showing the serial numbers of the rows. The Judge enters marks for each artwork in its respective row under the columns provided for marks for technical excellence and for overall impact. The total marks are 100, 50% for technical and 50% overall impact. The Judges do not meet the other Judges and do not know the name or any details of the Artist. The Judges are located in different parts of the country. The Judges do not know who the other Judges are. The Judges complete the marksheet book and return it to PDAF office for processing. The PDAF office enters the marks in an excel sheet and they are totalled. The excel sheet is then sorted on the total marks column in descending order, i.e. highest marks on top and lowest at the bottom. The artists getting the max marks in their Cities, States, Zones and in All India are identifies as winners.
The Results are announced. Thereafter the Yearbook is printed showing each Medal Award winning Artist showing the medal they have won. The email ID of the artist is also disclosed.
The Kalanand art contest is fair and totally transparent because: