The Camel
Art Foundation (CAF) 2016 contest is open to all professional artists and
students. There is no entry fee and the age criteria for applying is 18 years
and above.

Launched in
1998, CAF, which is the philanthropic wing of Kokuyo Camlin Limited, promotes
art and is dedicated to provide a platform for budding artists to showcase
their talent and work. There are two categories in the contest, for professionals
and for students. The artists participating in the event are allowed to use
four mediums of colours – oil, acrylic, drawing & pastels, and water. The
artist can share a maximum of two entries (including all mediums). Each entry
is to be submitted individually. Last date for receiving online entries is 30
September 2016. From the entries received, 16 national winners will be
shortlisted. The winners will undergo a judging round based on their portfolio
and a Skype interview. From these 16 national winners, six to eight will be
shortlisted as Grand Prize winners. The Grand Prize winners will be taken to an
all-expense-paid trip to Europe to visit art galleries and museums.

Saumitra
Prasad, chief marketing officer, Kokuyo Camlin Ltd, said, ‘The previous
editions of CAF saw the artistic skills of many come to the fore and this has
really left us spellbound. We are more than happy to be the stepping stone for
such budding artists to showcase their talent and work. This year’s Grand
winners will not only get an opportunity to visit the famous art galleries
across Europe but their work will also be showcased at an exhibition at
Jehangir Art Gallery, one of Mumbai’s famous landmarks for art aficionados,
early next year.’

In the ‘professional’
category, there will be four national cash awards of Rs 1 lakh each – that is, one
per medium; in the ‘students’ category there will be 12 national cash awards –
that is, three per medium, with the first prize per medium being Rs 50,000 and two
‘best entry’ prizes per medium being Rs 21,000 each.

Applicant
has to fill up the form and attach a high-resolution image of the painting and
a copy of student ID card, if applicable, and submit the entry. A unique
system-generated code will be created which will be the reference code. Participants
have to submit their entries online by logging on to
http://www.camelartfoundation.com/about-contest.html.

The
exhibition of prize-winning and selected works will be held at Jehangir Art
Gallery from 3 to 9 January 2017.