As a part of the Geo-week 2017, CERG is organising an Art contest for school children studying in Standards 5th to 8th. A participant can submit a drawing or painting of his/her choice on the topic – Earth Sciences and the Common Man



Who is eligible to enter?

The contest is open to any student studying in the 5th to 7th Standard.

What is the subject of the essay?

The topic of the Art contest is “Earth Sciences and the Common Man

Mankind is, today, facing many challenges – natural disasters like earth quakes and tsunamis, dwindling energy and mineral resources, changing climates, and water shortages, all of which are directly relate to Earth Sciences.

Human existence like all other living things on the planet are dictated by the terms of the earth. Nearly everything in our daily life is connected in some way to Earth: to its land, oceans, atmosphere, plants, and animals. In such times, it is important that we understand the critical link between the earth, its resources and mankind. If we are to continue extracting resources to maintain a high quality of life, then we, as individuals and citizens, need to know more about our planet — its processes, its resources, and its environment.

Earth Science encompasses many areas and explore the interrelationships between human activity and the earth (Geosphere). Essays should focus on one major theme and explore the relationship of Earth Sciences in a common man’ life.


What should be the size of the artwork?

The art (paintings/drawings) should be of A3 size (11.69 x 16.53 inches).  Any size other than this is likely to be rejected.


What do I need to submit?

A valid submission should contain the following:

  1. The drawing or painting should focus on the topic “ Earth Sciences and the Common Man.”
  2. The Art work can be in Black & White or in colour.
  3. Each submission must be original, authentic, unpublished, the sole property of the entrant, and not previously submitted in any other contest.
  4. The following information, should be printed on the back of the drawing/painting.
  • First and last name
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Name of School
  • Standard studying in


How should I submit my Art work?

Essays must be submitted to your Art teacher or School office.  Entries will be collected by our volunteers from your school office

If you have any problems submitting your art, please e-mail the Geo-week volunteers at or call Pradeep Chellappan 9822068258, Sahib Singh Virdi 7507090562 and Vikrant Gupta 9527802807.


What is the last date for entries?

All submissions must be received by Wednesday, 4th October 2017.


How will the artwork be judged?

The Artwork will be judged by a panel of geoscientists primarily on the relevance to the topic and other aspects like creativity, visualization and perspectives.


What are the prizes?

The top two entries will win a handsome prize and a Certificate of Merit.  The winner’s and finalists’ names and entries will be posted on the Geo-Week website.

Certificate of Participation will be awarded to all selected entries.  Selected entries will be displayed at the Geo-week exhibition to be held on 9th and 10th October.