Children’s Art Contest

Join us for an opportunity to educate underprivileged kids in India while educating our own kids on kindness, compassion, and empathy. 

On May 30, in Sunnyvale, Upakriti is hosting a drawing contest for kids aged 5-13yrs.  All proceeds from the event benefit the children at CHES, a home for the orphans of AIDS, the tsunami and other destitute.

Event Details:

  • When: Saturday May 30
  • Time: 9:45am – 12pm
  • Where: De Anza Park, 1150 Lime Drive Sunnyvale, CA
    94088 (look for the park building)
  • Who: Kids ages 5-13 (3 different age groups)
  • Fee: $20/child ($15 for sibling)
  • Why: All proceeds benefit underprivileged children of CHES
  • Prizes: Apart from trophies, winning entries will be featured on, the Upakriti newsletter and displayed at the next Upakriti drawing contest Wall of Fame. Everyone receives participation prizes.

The event includes a short educational session, for children, about children in need, the drawing contest, fun games, and awards ceremony with participation prizes for all. Top 2 winners win exciting gifts and will be featured on our website, monthly newsletter and subsequent art contest Wall of Fame.

Due to venue limitations, we are only able to enroll the first 50 kids at this time.

As mentioned, the participation fee will be used as a part of Upakriti funds to buy uniforms, books and pay the school fees for the children at CHES. Since we want to maximize proceeds from the contest for the children at CHES, we request participants bring their own art supplies including pencils, erasers, scale and specific mediums listed below for each age category. We will provide the art paper.

The themes for the contest are the following:

Ages 5-6:

  1. Happy Children
  2. A Magical World

All children ages 5-6 must use ONLY color pencils, crayons, and markers. No other mediums permitted.

Ages 7-9:

  1. Helping others
  2. Sharing food and toys

All children ages 7-9 must use ONLY color pencils, crayons, markers, and oil pastels. No other mediums permitted.

Ages 10-13

  1. How I would help poor kids
  2. The best things about school

All children ages 10-13 must use ONLY color pencils, crayons, markers, oil pastels and water colors. No other mediums permitted.

Children are also encouraged to write a note explaining their art and thought process.

Please make use of this rare opportunity for your child to develop awareness about underprivileged children and learn to help others through art and colors. 

To register fill out form below and donate the appropriate amount. All donations are tax deductible.

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Fee: $20 for the first child. $15 for each sibling thereafter.

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