The Kerala Tourism has launched an International Children's Online Painting Competition in memory of Indian artist late Edmund Thomas Clint, a child prodigy. Children between the age of 4 and 16 years may submit their entries online. Those above 18 year may register as a promoter of the competition.
The last date of submission has been extended from the earlier December 31, 2018 to January 31, 2019.
Entries for the contest are coming in from around the globe and around 20,000 participants have already registered from over 100 countries including United States of America, Australia, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Ghana and etc.
Clint who was born in Kochi, Kerala, in 1976 passed away in 1983 after an ailment. He made a mark as a talented painter by drawing over 25,000 paintings before his life was cut short soon.
The prodigy used chalks, crayons, oil paints and water colours as a medium of drawing. His collection of drawings was positively reviewed by critics and many of them admire his work and were convinced of his artistic genius.
Clint passed away a month after his seventh birthday, leaving behind a huge collection of his artworks. He had the unique ability to understand how people felt and he drew inspiration from this powerful emotions. Though a child, his art depicted intense themes like death, solitude and love.
A total of 10 winners from abroad stand a chance to win a five-night family trip to Kerala. Each winner can also take two companions on the trip as per the offer. The same scheme is valid for 10 Indian winners.
A cash prize of Rs.10,000 each awaits another 25 winners from India across various categories. Another cash prize of Rs.10,000 each is exclusively for winners in various categories from Kerala.