Art competition for celebrating International Day for Monuments and Sites
On 16th April 2019, ITIHAAS in partnership with UNESCO New Delhi organized an art competition for children at the Purana Quila (New Delhi). The event was conducted for celebrating the International Day for Monuments and Sites.
The competition was aimed to educate the participating children on the rich cultural heritage of India, through creativity and building 3D models. Choice of models included not just monuments or man-made heritage sites like the Red Fort, Sanchi Stupa and the Darjeeling Heritage Railway, but also natural sites such as the Valley of Flowers and Keoladeo National Park.
According to UNESCO, more than 160 students between the age of 8-13 participated in the competition with great zeal and passion in teams of 4 or 5. The participants using waste material created 3D exhibits on UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in India.
The criteria of selection for winning models included creativity, time taken to complete the model, minimum usage of plastic, a smart combination of different waste materials, aesthetic appearance, choice of a World Heritage Site in terms of how easy or challenging it was to construct the model and the age of participants.
On completion of the competition, participating teams received a Certificate of Participation.