'Rangoli Making' Competition | Competitions | Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Ministry of Culture, Government of India

'Rangoli Making' Competition

The entries will start on 31/10/2021. Registrations is open till January 14th, 2022

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Rangoli Making Competition


A timeless and very important part of our vibrant culture can be found in the many hues of Rangolis, found at the entrance of almost every Indian household and at every auspicious occasion of celebration. For centuries, we have had a tradition of lending colours to festivals through Rangoli. The diversity of our country is visible in Rangoli. Rangoli is drawn in different states with different names and on different themes.

Be it Kollam in Tamil Nadu, Sathiya in Gujarat, Alpana in Bengal, Mandana in Rajasthan, Osa in Odisha, Aipan in Uttarakhand, or simply the Rangoli from Maharashtra – every region has its own unique way of representing their traditions, folklore and practices.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always championed and celebrated India’s vibrant local culture and practices. From locally made textiles and ceremonial head dresses to schemes like Vocal for Local, his has been a leadership that not only promotes our rich heritage but also instils within us, pride and admiration for our wonderful culture.

It is that time of the year when a festive mood takes over the nation – what better time to spread the cheer through the colorful expressions of the many-hued Rangoli?

Through a nationwide Rangoli contest, we plan to celebrate the vibrant and iconic traditions of India – at their creative best. Be it the intricate designs, beautiful patterns, or the abundant use of colours – we welcome entries from every corner of our vast nation in an effort to showcase the treasure trove of our cultural heritage.

Selection Criteria

Every Indian with the ages of 10+ is invited to send in their entries here.

The competition will be held in three stages to incentivise local art forms to emerge and be declared winners and also have the chance to compete at state and national level.

District level

Two Photographs to be uploaded. One photo of Rangoli created, photo of self while making Rangoli. Best entries from a particular district will be selected and will be declared as District Level winners selected through a specially constituted jury. Each winner at the district level will advance to the state level competition.

State Level

All district winners in a state will compete for the state level prizes. Each state will then select the state level winners through a specially constituted jury.

National level

The state level winners will compete in the final national level competition and among these 75 participants will be selected as national winners through a specially constituted jury. These 75 Rangolis will be showcased on Basant Panchami at a prominent location in New Delhi, suitably rewarded and will be provided National audience.

Winning Entries

Rangolis representing the story and the vibrancy of our culture and traditions, shall be rewarded publicly and provided a national audience.

Proposed Timeline

Sr.No. Particular Location Date
1 District Level Each District 31/10/2021 to 14/01/2022
2 State Level TBD 20/01/2022 to 28/01/2022
3 National Level New Delhi 05/02/2022

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