Art competitions are a great way for artists to showcase their work and gain recognition for their talent.
Project ‘Thelithuda‘ is an online art competition initiated by the Environmental Service Avenue of the Rotaract Club of the University of Colombo Faculty of Management and Finance as the 2nd phase of the project “One Earth” to encourage and celebrate the artistic expression of individuals, and to provide a platform for artists to showcase their creativity. The outstanding artists were recognized and rewarded at the Award Ceremony on the 28th of May 2023.

චිත්‍ර තරඟ යනු කලාකරුවන්ට තම නිර්මාණ ප්‍රදර්ශනය කිරීමට සහ ඔවුන්ගේ දක්ෂතා සඳහා පිළිගැනීමක් ලබා ගැනීමට හොඳ මාර්ගයකි.
තෙලිතුඩ‘ ව්‍යාපෘතිය පුද්ගලයන්ගේ කලාත්මක ප්‍රකාශනය දිරිමත් කිරීම සහ සැමරීම සඳහා “One Earth” ව්‍යාපෘතියේ 2 වන අදියර ලෙස කොළඹ විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ කළමනාකරණ හා මූල්‍ය පීඨයේ Rotaract Club හි Environmental Service Avenue විසින් ආරම්භ කරන ලද මාර්ගගත චිත්‍ර තරඟයකි. 2023 මැයි 28 වන දින පැවති සම්මාන ප්‍රදානෝත්සවයේදී විශිෂ්ට කලාකරුවන් ඇගයීමට ලක් කර තිළිණ ප්‍රදානය කරන ලදී.

கலைப் போட்டிகள் கலைஞர்கள் தங்கள் படைப்புகளை வெளிப்படுத்தவும், திறமைக்கான அங்கீகாரத்தைப் பெறவும் சிறந்த வழியாகும்.

ப்ராஜெக்ட் ‘தெளித்துடா’ என்பது தனிநபர்களின் கலை வெளிப்பாட்டை ஊக்குவிக்கவும் கொண்டாடவும் “ஒன் எர்த்” திட்டத்தின் 2 வது கட்டமாக கொழும்பு பல்கலைக்கழக முகாமைத்துவம் மற்றும் நிதி பீடத்தின் ரோட்ராக்ட் கிளப்பின் சுற்றுச்சூழல் சேவை அவென்யூவால் தொடங்கப்பட்ட ஆன்லைன் கலைப் போட்டியாகும். கலைஞர்கள் தங்கள் படைப்பாற்றலை வெளிப்படுத்த ஒரு தளத்தை வழங்க வேண்டும். மே 28, 2023 அன்று நடந்த விருது வழங்கும் விழாவில் சிறந்த கலைஞர்கள் அங்கீகரிக்கப்பட்டு வெகுமதி அளிக்கப்பட்டனர்.

The first step of the art competition was to define the criteria for participation and the submission rules including specifying the theme of the competition and other guidelines that artists must follow. Therefore, the competition was open for mainly school, university students and the public based on two main categories which were hand-drawn paintings and digital art. Also, had 3 main age categories at the school level which were primary, junior and senior. As this is a continuation of the project “One Earth”, the theme was related to the environment. Hence, the ‘Thelithuda’ art competition was driven under the theme of “Vision of Nature – Positive World” which means a demonstration of visions, of positive aspects of a future dream world, built with environmental beauty while preserving nature.

Once the rules were established, the competition was promoted through several channels, such as social media and letters. 40 invitation letters were distributed to schools both in the Colombo district and out of the Colombo district and shared posts through social media providing guidelines and all the relevant information. The 12 days of a submission period allowed for entries which started from the 8th of May to the 20th of May 2023.

Participants’ details and digital art were collected through a Google form and used mail for collecting hand-drawing paints. About 150 paintings were received through the mail. 

After the submission deadline was passed, entries were judged by Mr. Rohan Uggoda, Teacher Adviser (Art) in Colombo Education Zone he reviewed the paintings, and Mr. Sanjana Wanigasekara reviewed the digital arts. Over 150 participants registered for the competition and after evaluations, a final 37 winners were selected by judges including both categories based on the criteria established for the competition. 

Thelithuda art competition wrapped with a grand awarding ceremony which was organised by joining together with FMF Blog for awarding prizes to both ‘Thelithuda’ and ‘wordsville’ winners. All the winners were notified and invited to the awarding ceremony, which was held on the 28th of May from 2 pm to 4 pm at the East Wing Auditorium of the University of Colombo Faculty of Management and Finance. 

The event was attended by the chief guest of the event Immediate Past District Rotaract Representative Mr. Akhila Wijethunga, from the District Steering Committee, Rtr. Praneeth Madushanka, the representative from the platinum sponsor of the event, Global Guidance Education Consultancy, Mr. Razan Thaus, judge of Thelithuda Mr. Rohan Uggoda, judge of Wordsville 3.0 Mr. Gayan Perera, RACUOCFMF Secretary Rtr. Samindi Weerakoon, Vice President Rtr. Afkar Saleem, Treasurer Rtr. Ashein Fernando, artists, parents, and members of RACUOCFMF were eager to see the winners of this competition.

All the champions of each category, who got first, second, and third places and the merit prize winners were revealed at the ceremony. After all the winners were announced, they were presented with their prizes, which included certificates, medals and trophies. With that, we wrapped up the project Thelithuda with a ultimate accomplishment.

Thelithuda art competition and its awarding ceremony were a testament to the creativity and talent that exists within the community. The event showcased the diversity of art forms and styles, and it provided a platform for artists of all ages and backgrounds to express themselves and share their unique perspectives.

The competition not only recognized the winners but also inspired all participants to continue honing their craft and exploring new avenues of artistic expression. It was a celebration of the power of art to inspire, uplift of nature.

As RACUOCFMF, we are delighted to have been this project and we believe that art is an essential part of our community. Overall, the hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence of the team have made this project a great success. 

Written By:-





Rtr. Sethmi Navoda
(General Member – 2022-23)

Edited By:-





Rtr. Sarada Samarasinghe
(Blog Team Member 2022-23)


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