BARC 2018(Bighelp Boston Area Regional Contests 2018)

Bighelp Art Competition

Participant CAN choose to participate at any higher level but not at lower level.

    ● Level 1 (KG & Grade 1):
    Garden Scene
    Imagine your dream house in that garden and maybe other objects like a bicycle or pet or a family.

    ● Level 2 ( Grade 2 & 3)
    Bighelp theme in Rural India(Village)

    Art depicting rural India influenced by Bighelp activities and schools. Draw at least 2 objects of your choice in Warli Art. Objects with Warli art can be a house, tree, clothing, musical instruments, utensils etc.
    Warli Art Examples: Warli Art Samples

    ● Level 3 ( Grade 4 & 5)
    Indian Festival celebration

    Art depicting celebration. As well as incorporating the concept of GO GREEN campaign.
    Hint : Saving trees; Proper waste disposal; Keeping water bodies clean; No plastic.
    Reference links: Go Green Art Samples

    ● Level 4 (Grade 6 to 8)
    Challenge: Create an Art where your imagination takes you

    One or more Objects/situations will be given at the start of the contest. Participants should draw objects/situations with specific details.

    ● Level 5 (Grade 9 to 12) & Level 6 (Adults)
    Challenge: Create an Art where your imagination takes you

    Concept/Situation will be given at the start of the contest. Participants should depict Concept/Situation with specific details.

Art Material:

Please note the following rules regarding art material and techniques:

    ● Bighelp will provide the blank white sheets to all participants.
    Paper size: Level 1 and 2: 9x12 inch; and Level 3 to 6: 11x14 inch
    ● Time Allowed: Level 1-3 : 120 min; Level 4-6 : 180 min

    Note: The start and end time is fixed and announced in the advt.
    ● All Participants should bring their own art material. You may bring your pads/clip boards to support the art paper on the table. Bighelp will NOT provide any art material other than the blank sheet of paper.
    ● Level 1-4 allowed using watercolor paints, pastels, crayons and color pencils.
    ● Level 5-6 allowed using watercolor, acrylic, pastels, charcoal and color pencils.
    ● No other material is allowed like oil colors, clay or any 3D objects.
    ● If your art work needs additional drying time based on the media you use, may provide a portable container. The art and container will be returned on the event day. For evaluation art is required to be transported to different locations. Bighelp is not responsible for any damage to the art.

Judging Criteria:

Judging will be done multiple experts in this field and independent judges using following criteria:

    ● Beauty and appeal (Color scheme & affect) - 10 points
    ● Skill (includes technique, neatness & quality) - 10 points
    ● Uniqueness and interpretation of the theme - 10 points
    ● Slogan/Caption - 5 points (slogan is REQUIRED for all levels exceptfor level 1)
    ● For Leve-2 only: Drawing at least 2 objects in 2 Warli Art - 2 points (applicable for Level-2 only)

On the day of the contest:

    ● Arrive 15 min before the start of your assigned time-slot.
    ● Only one attempt at only at an assigned location is allowed by any participant.
    ● No electronics/hand notes / reference material allowed during the contest.
    ● Bring your own coloring/art material. Blank art paper will be provided by Bighelp at contest location.
    ● Bring your own water bottle. We recommend you to bring some food/snacks to the venue, but you should be eating them outside of the art room. No food is allowed inside the art room other than your own water bottle.

Special Request to parents:

Bighelp conduct competitions in the local libraries. Parents or accompanying relatives or friends should strictly follow the library rules in the library and also in the premises of that building.

- Park in the permitted area only and if restricted by time kindly make a note of it and make your own arrangements.
- Inside the building observe silence and follow the rules.
- Level 1 and 2 : Please sign in and sign out. Bighelp volunteers will make reasonable efforts in this regard.x`

Additional info:

    ● Organizers update the website with FAQs and additional information related to the competitions. Please visit the website frequently for the current updates. Especially a day before for the weather related alerts if any.
    ● Do not write your name or signature on any part of the art. For fair judgment, contest organizers will assign a reference number for each Art work which refers to participant's name and will be used as the reference number. Label this number on the bottom right corner for reference.
    ● No food/drinks (except a water bottle) are allowed in competition meeting room.
    ● For more information, please contact Bighelp Boston Art contest with subject - Bighelp Boston art competition.
    Kalakruti, an association of artists in New England area, will be Helping with organizing Art Contest

Special Needs Category:

    ● There will be a special needs category if a participant has special needs. Please mention at the registration desk if their participation should be considered under special needs category.


    ● The judge's decision is final and correspondence cannot be entertained with regard to the final results. BigHelp reserves the right to substitute prizes, or to reduce or eliminate prizes for any level if art work does not meet the minimum quality requirements.
    ● All the art pieces will be the property of Bighelp and can be sold to raise funds for Bighelp.
    ● Your art work will be photographed and the image will be reduced to a smaller size to display in Bighelp website or used any part of advertisement material.