General Description

The primary goal of North South Foundation’s contests is to foster the spirit of competition and learning among the youth. Parents and children should focus on the joy of learning and interacting with other participants rather than on the possible outcome of the contest. Specifically, the Art category of the Panacea Challenge is intended to encourage creativity and artistic abilities, and to keep the children busy and focused during these trying times.

In addition to all the rules stated in the General Info section, the following rules are applicable for the Artwork category of the Panacea Challenge.

  1. There are 2 levels of competition in the challenge:
    • Junior:(Kindergarten-3rd Grade)
    • Senior:(4th-8th Grade)
  2. Only one submission from each contestant will be allowed in this category.
  3. The art submission must be an original one prepared by the contestant.
  4. The artwork may be a drawing, painting, photograph, digital imagery, sculpture, cartoon, etc.
  5. In case of collaboration, the submission will be under the oldest contestant’s name and grade level, and due credit should be given to all the team members.
  6. The artwork should be accompanied by a brief essay description, submitted as a Word document or in PDF format, using Times New Roman font size 12. Word count maximum is 150 words.
  7. If the art is in 3D then please submit as an image or multiple images from different angles.
  8. If any digital app is used please mention it in the write up accompanying the essay.
  9. If you have multiple files to submit, please Zip them together and submit one file.
  10. Judges may request an online meeting with the contestant for further clarification on submission.
  11. North South Foundation shall reserve the right to publish the art work, name, school and photo of any participant in any manner it deems fit.
  12. Judging

  13. Guidelines for judging criteria:
    • Art Design: Design is inventive and grabs viewers’ attention.
    • Craftsmanship: Strong artistic ability and creative effort.
    • Originality: Experimentation with tools and materials to enhance concepts. Less reliance on templates or readymade materials.
    • Theme and Word Count: Adheres to theme and word count requirements.
    • Quality of Presentation: Brief essay substantiates concept of artwork with relevant details.
    • Interpretation of Topic: Concept is related to theme. Concept is excellently interpreted in artwork and well communicated in brief essay.
    • Spelling and Grammar: No misspellings or grammatical errors in brief essay.
    • Sentence Structure and Message: Well-constructed sentences. Clearly conveyed message.
  14. Judges decision wlll be final
  15. Winners and Ranks:

  16. Each submission will be reviewed and scored by three independent judges. Based on the average scores of the three judges, winners will be determined. The 1st place winner shall be ahead by at least (.01) to be declared as the champion. In announcing the ranks 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, the following rules apply:
    • Announce Ranks 1, 2 and 3, if and only if there are at least 10 contestants;
    • Announce Ranks 1 and 2 ONLY, if there are 8 or 9 contestants;
    • Announce Rank 1 ONLY, if there are 5-7 contestants;
    • Ranks will not be announced if there are less than 5 contestants.
  17. Tiebreaker Rules:

  18. Rank tied submissions based on unique organization of content and creative interpretation of the theme (aka originality of work).
  19. If warranted, consideration will be given to the contestant’s defense of artwork during online meeting with judges.
  20. In case of a tie, the participant of lower (or lowest) grade will be the winner.
  21. Judges decision will be final.
  22. National Finals:

  23. These artworks may be displayed at any subsequent National Finals held by North South Foundation or used in the Bee Book or Annual Review.