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Class 4, 5 & 6
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All India


Painting Competition on Energy Conservation 2012

Eligibility:4th, 5th & 6thClass
Last Date:28th  October, (New dead line)
3 Level Competition: School , State and National level
Schools to organize painting comp. 2 hrs duration
  • BijliBachaoUnnatilaao
  • Do the nation a favour,Bea energy saver
  • Wind,Water,Sun: Energy for the Long Run


Prizes & Certificates at each level


The Ministry of Power has launched the National Awareness Campaign in order to promote energy conservation in the country. Painting competition for students at the School, State and at National level has been included as one of the activities of the campaign, which would not only make aware the children about the need of conserving energy but at the same time would educate and involve their parents as well in the above cause. The identified activity is one of the measures, which can help in creating awareness in the domestic sector. The children studying in the standards 4th, 5th & 6th will be eligible to participate in the painting competition. 

The competition is being held in three stages, namely, School, State and National Level. Cash prizes worth Rs 33,000 per State/UT (Rs.11.55 lakhs for 35 States/UTs) will be distributed to state level winners on 9th November, 2012 .For winners of National Competition, cash prizes worth Rs.7.00 lakhs are proposed to be awarded by the Ministry of Power on 14th December, 2012 which is also celebrated as National Energy Conservation day in the presence of eminent dignitaries holding very high positions in the Government. 

The salient features of the scheme are as follows 

1. Salient features of the School level Painting Competition Scheme


a. School Level Painting Competition 2012 for the students of 4th , 5th & 6th standards has been launched in all the States/UTs’ through an advertisement in the print media starting from 23rd July, 2012 by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). 

b. Schools Principals are requested to organize painting competition of 2 hours duration at their Schools. Students can use any size of paper, but preferably A4 size drawing sheet, and students can pick any one of the following Theme Topics: 

     • Do the Nation a favor, Be a energy saver 
     • Wind, water, Sun: Energy for the long run 
     • Bijli Bachao – Unnati Laao 

c. The children can use Pencil, Pencil Colour, Crayons, Water Colour etc. The children may consider the following points while painting. 

     • The entry can be poster or a painting. 
     • Use of Collage/Patchwork is not permitted. 
     • Individual Jury member will have to give marks (evaluate) to paintings on the following points to arrive at final decision. 

          1. Relevance of the theme depicting the selected topics. 
          2. Execution of concept/theme. 
          3. Overall visual appeal, handling of given space and use of appropriate colour combination. 

     • The 1st, 2nd and 3rd winner of State/UT level Painting Competition shall not repeat or draw the same painting at National Level and if found so he/she shall stand a chance for elimination for awards. 

d. Schools principals will select 2 best paintings and send them along with information on number of students participated at School level competition at the Nodal Official address of their respective State/UT by 28th September, 2012. 

e. The back of the painting should carry the following information: : - Name of the Student - Father’s/Mother’s Name - Tel/Mobile No. of Parents - Standard - Roll No - E-mail ID of Student - School Name & Address - School Located in Urban/Rural - School Tel No - STATE/UT - Signature of the School Principal 

f. All the participating students at School level painting competition will get a ‘Certificate of Participation’ and 1st & 2nd selected will get ‘Certificate of Merit’ which will be signed by School Principal and Director General – Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power (Government of India).

g. List of the Nodal officials for all the States/UTs is given in List of State Nodal Officials (doc format)

h. Paintings not signed by the school principal or sent directly by student’s parents will not be accepted. 

i. Paintings are to be sent only at the address of respective Nodal Official of the State/UT and not on the addresses of Ministry of Power and Bureau of Energy Efficiency.

j. This year also, the paintings received from the CBSE schools, located outside India, will be considered under a separate category and the Certificate of Appreciation will be sent under the signature of Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency. These schools are requested to send two best paintings directly, along with the details as mentioned above, at the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Sewa Bhawan, R.K.Puram,Sector-1, New Delhi-110066 (INDIA) office address.

k. It is to be mentioned that those schools who would record 100% participation in the 4th, 5th and 6th standards (as applicable) at the School level Painting Competition, their names will be included in the Painting Competition booklet prepared by BEE.

l. The 1st /2nd/ 3rd Prize winners of State level painting competition of the last 2 years (2010 & 2011) are not eligible to participate in this year competition. The Consolation Prize winners of State level Painting Competition may participate, but they would be considered for prizes if they win 1st /2nd/ 3rd Prize at the State level.

2. Salient features of the State level Painting Competition Scheme 

a. A committee/jury comprising of 4 to 5 renowned persons in Art, drawing teachers, officials from organizers and State government education department will be constituted by the Nodal officials for selecting up to 50 best paintings out of the total numbers of the paintings sent by the respective School Principal of the State/UT. 

b. The list of 50 selected students eligible for participation at state level painting competition will be uploaded on & by 1st November, 2012. 

c. Nodal officials will also communicate with the respective school principals by 1st November, 2012 through letters, fax, telegrams, telephones, email etc. about the selection of their students and also request them to send the selected school student to participate in State level painting competition on 9th November, 2012 at the selected venue and timings. Tentatively, this venue may be the State capital. 

d. The selected students are also to be requested to carry the following material • A letter from respective school principal certifying the student’s particulars or Identity Card. 
     • Latest passport size Colored photograph (02 Nos). 
     • Painting material: pencil, crayons, colored pencils, water colors. 
     • Drawing board etc. (The drawing sheet of size:380 x 510 millimeters (approximately 15 x 20 inches) will be provided by the Nodal official) 
     • Nodal Officials will conduct the on-the-spot painting competition of 2 hours duration at the predetermined venue on 9th November 2012. 

e. Schools/parents to bring the children to the venue and take back the children to their respective places. The selected students reporting at the venue of competition will be paid Rs 1000/- each in cash by the nodal official on the day of their participation at State level painting competition and reimburse sleeper AC Chair Car class/3rd AC rail-fare/ State Roadways bus fare from the shortest route for self and two guardians. The nodal official will also provide refreshments/lunch to the participating students and their guardians. 

f. The Committee of Experts/Jury of that particular State/UT will select 13 best paintings for 
i) First Prize Rs. 10,000/- ii) Second Prize Rs. 8,000/- iii) Third Prize Rs. 5,000/- iv) Consolation Prize (10nos) Rs. 1,000/- 

g. The chief guest of the function would give away the prizes to winning students. 

h. A Group photograph of participating students along with Chief Guest and respective Nodal official will also to be arranged.

i. Students participating at State/UT level painting competition will be given some mementoes by the Nodal Officials and Certificate of participation. 

3. Salient features of the National level Painting Competition Scheme 

a. The first, second and third prize winners of the each State/UT level painting competition along with their guardian (restricted to two adults per student), will be invited to Delhi to participate in the National Level Painting competition of 2 hours duration on 12th December, 2012. 

b. The participating student in the National Level Painting Competition will be paid a sleeper class rail-fare/ State Roadways bus fare by the shortest route for self and two guardians and a lump sum of Rs. 1000/- per student as incidentals by the respective Nodal Officials. Travel expenses for the North- East region and other far-flung areas where rail and bus connectivity is not available, the concerned Nodal Officials will decide alternate option of travel. The expenditure will be borne by the respective Nodal Officials. 

c. All the participants should carry the requisite drawing material, (except the drawing sheet which will be provided by the Nodal official) on their own, such as: 
i) Drawing paper, size: 380 x 510 millimeters (approximately 15 x 20 inches) (Note: The drawing sheet will be provided by Nodal official) 
ii) Painting material: crayons, colored pencils, water colors. 
iii) Drawing board, etc 

d. A selection committee/jury comprising of renowned personalities from Art Institutes or Artists, Ministry of Power and BEE officials, would judge the paintings. The Committee of Experts/ Jury will select 23 best paintings for First Prize (1 no) Rs. 1, 00,000/-, Second Prize (4 nos) Rs. 50,000/-, Third Prize (8nos) Rs. 25,000/- and Consolation Prize (10 nos) Rs. 10,000/- each. Director General, BEE, would also decide 10 nos of consolation prizes of Rs. 10,000/- each 

e. The participating students at the National level painting competition will be requested to stay back till 14th December, 2012 so that they can participate in the National Energy Conservation Day function and winning Students can receive the prizes from the Chief Guest. 

4. Awards for State/UT Education Department and State/UT Nodal Officer 

• Efforts of the States/UTs Government Education Departments and State/ UT Nodal Officers who have made concerted efforts to support the Painting Competition under the National Campaign for Energy Conservation of Ministry of Power will be awarded. 

• A committee constituted under the Chairmanship of DG (BEE) will evaluate and finalize on the basis of highest School & Student participation and percentage improvement over the previous year for the respective State/UT 


1. The decision of the Jury/Expert committee at all levels of the painting competition will be final. 

2. Two paintings selected at school Level, paintings at State and National Level would be the sole property of BEE, which will have the right to use it for any purpose it consider appropriate.


Upto Rs 1 Lakh Cash Prize

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Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE),
Sewa Bhawan,
New Delhi-110066 (INDIA)

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