The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has announced that the Bank’s “Arunalu Siththam” popular children’s art competition is back for a third year, inviting young Sri Lankans across the country to express themselves through their artistic talents. .
Open to children between the ages of four and 16, the competition held under the banner of the Bank’s Popular Children’s Savings Account ‘Arunalu’ will reward young performers with 137 cash prizes worth a cumulative value of Rs 2 million. Another 250 participants will also receive certificates of merit. Following the success of last year’s online competition, the 2022 edition will also take place online, the bank said.
Entrants can submit their drawings in five categories: pre-school (4-5 years old), primary (6-7 years old), post-primary (8-10 years old), junior (11-13 years old) and senior (14-14 years old). ). 16). While the youngest contestants will have full freedom to draw on a topic of their choice on A3 size paper, junior and senior entrants are invited to create artwork exploring the themes – “Becoming a Good Kid” and “Humanity”, respectively. , on 14×18 inch paper.
As the contest is designed to promote creativity in children, attract hidden talents and encourage artistic flair, Bank said contestants can choose a medium of their choice to color their ideas on paper, avoiding paint types. sticky and not drying.
Applicants can submit their drawings and paintings by simply visiting www.arunalusiththam.lk any day between September 1 and October 15, 2022 and uploading a scanned copy of their completed art with relevant details. The drawing must be in JPEG format and must not exceed 5MB in file size. Submissions are limited to one drawing per entrant and must be an original work, never previously submitted to another competition.
Upon submission, applicants will be asked to provide details regarding their full name, date of birth, address, email address, telephone number, name of parent or guardian, and name and the school address. When a design is selected for the final round, applicants will need to send the hard copy of the design to the Bank. After winning a prize, the original drawing must be certified by the principal of the child’s school, Grama Niladhari, a lawyer or by a justice of the peace.
The Bank said that 25 of the youngest contestants who submit the most creative designs in the preschool category will receive a cash prize of Rs 10,000 each with certificates. 50 other participants in this category will also receive certificates of merit.
Additionally, the designs that win first place in the other four categories will each receive a cash prize of Rs 100,000, while the second and third placed designs in these categories will receive cash prizes of Rs 75,000 and Rs 50 respectively. 000, as well as certificates.
In each of the post-primary, primary, junior and senior categories, 25 candidates will also receive excellence awards with cash prizes of Rs 10,000 each along with 100 certificates. 50 other candidates from each of these four categories will receive certificates of merit. All cash prizes will be credited to Arunalu children’s savings accounts in the commercial bank.
The Commercial Bank will reserve all rights to the submitted designs and all decisions made by a panel of veteran judges regarding the winners will be final, the Bank said.
Commercial Bank launched the “Arunalu Siththam Art Competition” in 2017. Commercial Bank’s flagship children’s savings account, Arunalu, after which the competition is named, offers a higher interest rate for savings accounts for children and rewards account holders with special cash prizes if they achieve the first, second or third highest overall marks from their schools in the 5th grade scholarship review.
The first 100% carbon neutral bank in Sri Lanka, the first Sri Lankan bank to be listed among the world’s top 1000 banks and the only Sri Lankan bank to be so listed for 12 consecutive years, Commercial Bank operates a network of 268 branches and 940 automated machines in Sri Lanka. Commercial Bank is Sri Lanka’s largest SME sector lender and is a leader in digital innovation in the country’s banking industry. The Bank’s overseas operations include Bangladesh, where the Bank operates 19 outlets; Myanmar, where he owns a microfinance company in Nay Pyi Taw; and the Maldives, where the Bank has a fully-fledged Tier I bank with majority ownership.