SCO (Special Communications Organizations), the foremost telecom and internet service provider of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJ&K) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) is bringing yet another painting competition in the regions for the public in general and for students in particular.

This time, the contest is going to take place online so as to keep it safe for the contenders in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. It aims to unveil the artistic talent of the people of AJ&K and GB regions by engaging them in creative activity during the coronavirus lockdown.

The painting competition is an integral part of SCO’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities that were initiated in 2019, successfully. The first-ever exhibition of selected 100 paintings under the theme ‘My Land, My People’ was showcased at Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA) Islamabad in July 2019.

What To Paint:

Themed ‘Fascinating Flora and Fauna of AJ&K and GB’, the 2020 painting competition is a part of SCO’s ‘My Land, My People’ initiative and will entertain paintings depicting the mesmerizing wildflowers, plants, trees, insects, mammals, wildlife of AJ&K and GB.

How To Paint:

The artists can use any painting medium which must be of minimum A3-size poster or chart. Each participant can submit more than one painting to a maximum of three.

Who Can Participate:

The competition will be split into four groups. In Group A, university students of AJ&K & GB will participate in the contest. Groups B and C will be composed of entries from college and school students of the regions. While in Group D, is a not age-bound, painting submission will be from the general public.

How To Submit Entries:

All participants should submit a picture of their painting(s) with all required information  i.e. full name, CNIC number, mobile number, email address, name of institution and group name, at [email protected]. The last date for submission of artwork through email is June 30, 2020.

Subsequently shortlisted participants will be instructed to submit their original painting(s) in due course of time.

The winners of the competition will be awarded cash prizes and recognized in all SCO publications.

Terms & Conditions:

All participants must give the undertaking that the submitted painting(s) are original and painted personally and that it has not been published or presented anywhere (including any medium, channel or competition), before.

Moreover, by entering into this competition, each participant will grant SCO a non-exclusive permission to ownership of the paintings including but not limited to reproduce photos / images on SCO website, social media, applications, newsletters, publications and any other promotional activity.

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