Khula Aasmaan (खुला आसमान) international online art contest | 2023

Current art contest closes on 30th June 2023

Khula Aasmaan International online art contest is a unique drawing, painting and art competition designed to encourage creative expression. While the art contest started in 2016 for children and young adults, we are now extending it to all age groups.

Art Contest Highlights

  • 24 x 7 Online submission – FREE
  • Open for all age groups and nationalities
    1. (1) less than 5 years
    2. (2) 5 to 15 years
    3. (3) 15 to 30 years
    4. (4) 30 to 60 years
    5. (5) 60 years and above
  • Submit drawings, paintings, cartoons, doodles, sketches, posters, digital art, collage
  • Use any drawing or painting medium of your choice
  • You have the freedom to select your subject or theme
  • Quarterly contest – closes every quarter end and a new contest opens
  • Artwork sizes : A5 / A4 / A3 / postcard
  • You can submit a maximum of 5 artworks.
  • Certificate of Participation will be generated online for each participant. All participants are requested to download their certificate.
  • Prizes include medals ( gold, silver, bronze) and certificates for medal winners, honorable mentions and shortlisted.

Benefits of being shortlisted

  • Shortlisted artworks will undergo a second round of judging to decide Medals (Gold, Silver, Bronze) and Honorable Mentions.
  • Certificates for Shortlisted, Honorable Mentions and Medal Winners will carry the image of the artwork.
  • We create a dedicated web page for you. You can keep adding your new artworks to your dedicated web page for a period of 3 years.
  • Your artworks will be promoted and put out for sale on Indiaart art portal.
  • We encourage all shortlisted artists to talk about their art. These audios will be shared on our SoundCloud account.

Contest Themes

Khula Aasmaan conducts international online art contests for children, young adults and others on a regular basis. There is a wide choice of themes to choose from. Apart from the themes listed, participants are free to draw or paint on any theme of their choice.

  • Landscape and Nature
  • Cityscape
  • Seascape
  • Water & Rivers
  • God, Goddesses and places of worship
  • Portraits and Personalities
  • Children
  • Figurative
  • Folk & Tribal Art
  • Abstract
  • Digital Art
  • Still Life
  • Sports
  • Environment and Forests
  • Flowers
  • Mountain
  • Travel Diaries
  • Pets, Animals and Wildlife
  • Birds
  • Rural Life
  • History & Heritage
  • Doodles
  • Mandala Art
  • Foods and Beverages
  • Space

Terms and Conditions

  • Khula Aasmaan” (खुला आसमान), is a registered trademark which is owned by Link Pvt. Ltd. (hereafter referred to as “Indiaart“)
  • The participants of Khula Aasmaan international online art contest are expected to create their own original artwork and submit the image of the artwork to the contest. The submitted image should not be a copy of another artwork. Khula Aasmaan encourages creative expression and originality of ideas. We discourage any kind of copy. If at any stage, it is revealed that the entry submitted is a copy of an existing artwork, the copied entry will not be considered for further evaluation. If we come to know about a copied artwork at a later stage, we reserve the right to cancel any award or recognition that such an artwork may have received.
  • We sincerely request all parents to allow the children to do their artwork on their own and not assist the children in any way in creating the artworks for submitting to Khula Aasmaan international online art contest.
  • The jury of Khula Aasmaan international online art contest will take care of shortlisting and final evaluation of the artworks. The decision of the jury will be final and no queries or representations regarding the art contest result will be entertained.
  • All original shortlisted artworks will be required to be sent to Indiaart by the respective participant after receiving intimation of being shortlisted. These artworks will be retained by Indiaart and will become the property of Indiaart. Indiaart will use these artworks for the purpose of exhibitions, promotions, training, research, merchandising and for any other purpose as may be required from time to time. No payment will be made for any shortlisted artwork that is sent to Indiaart. Indiaart will promote all shortlisted artworks on its social media pages and also create and manage a dedicated web page for each shortlisted participant who sends the original artwork.
  • Indiaart will create a dedicated web page for each shortlisted artist and this web page will be managed for a period of 3 years.
  • Shortlisted artworks will be promoted and put out for sale on Indiaart. Indiaart will inform the details of this arrangement to all the shortlisted artists.
  • Each shortlisted participant will be expected to send an audio recording in his/her own voice describing the artwork. We are looking for original thoughts by the creator in this audio and not a text written by somebody else.
  • Every participant to the art contest will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Participation. The digital copy of this certificate can be downloaded from our website.
  • The medals and certificate of shortlisting / honorable mention / medals will be sent to the participant’s address by courier. Participants are requested to fill in their full postal address (with landmark, if any) while participating in the contest.
  • Participants should write their full and correct name in the contest form, as this name will appear in all certificates.


What kind of artwork can be submitted to this art contest?

The submission to the art contest can be in the form of drawings, paintings, cartoons, doodles, sketches, posters, digital art.

For whom ?

This contest by Khula Aasmaan is aimed at encouraging child art, child artists, student artists, young artists, youth art, art students as well as elders including senior citizens to express themselves through art. Khula Aasmaan is a platform for creative expression.

What are the different age groups ?

Khula Aasmaan is an international online art contest. It is open 24 x 7.

There are five age groups :

Kids : 1 to 5 years
Children : 5 to 15 years
Young Adults : 15 to 30 years
Adults : 30 to 60 years
Senior Citizens : 60 years & above

What is the size of the artwork ?

Your artwork needs to be in one of the following four sizes :
A5 (14.81 x 21.01 centimeters or 5.8 x 8.3 inches)
A4 (21 x 29.7 centimeters or 8.27 x 11.69 inches)
A3 (29.7 x 42 cm, 11.69 x 16.53 inches)

Which medium can be used for the paintings or drawing ?

You can use any medium of your choice.
There is no restriction on the use of medium. It could be regular pencils, coloured pencils, graphite pencils, charcoal, crayons, sketch pens, oil pastels, watercolours, acrylic colours, oil colours. The drawing, sketch or painting can be done on any paper – it could be the regular office stationery paper or drawing paper or any other surface suitable for drawing or painting.
You can also use a canvas. If you use a canvas, please ensure that you leave a margin of 2 inches on all sides for stretching. You can submit digital art as well.

How to submit your entry to the Khula Aasmaan art contest ?

The submission is online. This means that you will submit a scanned image or a good quality picture of your artwork along with all the relevant details such as title of the artwork, medium used, size and a brief description about the artwork.
Please do not send your original artworks to us, unless we ask for it.

How many entries can I submit to this competition ?

Each participant can submit a maximum of 5 entries at a time. These entries can be across multiple themes as you wish. You have the total freedom.

What happens after I submit my entries ?

Khula Aasmaan contest works on a quarterly cycle. Every quarter, the jury of this competition draws a shortlist from each group. The shortlist is published on our website as well as in our blog and social media pages.

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