Senior Group - First
Senior Group - Second
Senior Group - Third


SOFA-ORIOZ Chinldren's Art Competition for Australia Pacific-2021

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Barenya Satapathy
Senior Group - First
Muskan Lenka
Senior Group - Second
Palak Patel
Senior Group - Third
Mihit Maity
Junior Group - First
Nisca Mohapatra
Junior Group - Second
Pari Jena
Junior Group - Third

Junior Group - First


Junior Group - Second


Junior Group - Third




A wonderful online NRI drawing contest was organized by SOFA in association Orioz , AUSTRALIA on 15th August 2021 on the India’s 75th Independence Day. To commemorate India’s 75 th Independence Day it was one of first of its kind any institution has organized so far.

The main objective of this art contest was to create a bridge for children of Indian origin outside India the presence of Indian culture, heritage, art, music & tradition of Odisha in their heart.

Art and design stimulate creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile, and sensory. Furthermore the main goal behind this NRI art competition was to enable children to communicate through a non- verbal media which is the oldest form of expression, what they see, feel, and think using color, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Any art content enables children to record from first-hand experience and from imagination, and to select their own ideas to use in their work.

Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi Said in his most famous book “MY EXPERIENCE WITH TRUTH”, ‘Children should be taught the art of drawing before learning how to write’

So art is the genesis of all creativity, imagination, it also expand the child thought provoking capacity. Our organization taking into consideration that “The great assets of India’s are growing abroad” they must be growing with our holding hand.

Orioz , Australia Members and SOFA authority decided to have the content this content on 15th August 2021 on the India’s 75th Independence Day. Registration email with details of the content was sent to all the Orioz NRI members. The registration was open from 7th August till 13th August. Organizing team was excited to see 74 entries on the day registration day closure.

The participants were divided into two different groups based on the ages. Drawing themes based on 75th India’ Independence Day was distributed to the respective participants based on their groups. All the arts by participants were requested to submit their respective arts by 15th August 2021. Then it was a huge task for the organizing committee members to collate all the drawings, grouping them to as per the groups and sharing with the panelist for review.

SOFA being a pioneer in Art and culture, a panel of fine art teachers reviewed each of the arts minutely. Panelist followed a strict Judging Criteria to review and mark each drawing. Considering the quality of the drawings, truly saying it was hard to find the winners. We loved all your entries but unfortunately couldn't make everyone winners. We had to select only 3 from each group.

Winners from each group

Senior Group:
1st Position: Barenya Satapathy, (13 )State: New South Wales
2nd Position: Muskan Lenka, (11) State: New South Wales
3rd Position: Palak Patel, (11) State: VICTORIA

Junior Group:
1st Position: Mihit Maity, (7) State: New South Wales
2nd Position: Nisca Mohapatra, (7) State: VICTORIA
3rd Position: Pari Jena, (9) State: VICTORIA

SOFA, (Bargarh, Odisha ,India) and Orioz, Australia shared their heartiest congratulations to all the winners and participants.

SOFA also conveyed heartfelt thanks to Orioz President Dr Nalini Pati and Orioz members to provide their support to make this event a grand success. SOFA also shared a special thanks to Orioz Cultural Secretary Sulipta Tripathy, member Debashish Samanta and Monalisa Mohanty for managing and conducting the event flawlessly. All Participants Drawings are published in the site.

Mr. Rajendra Sikandar
Secretary, SOFA

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