About the competition
World Health Day (WHD) is on April 7, 2017. The theme for WHD is Depression. As a run-up to WHD, the World Health Organization South-East Asia Regional Office and HRIDAY are organizing ‘MindArt’, a poster competition for youth in 11 countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region. Participants have to design a poster and develop a corresponding message focused on support strategies to prevent/overcome depression and promote positive mental health.
This competition is open to young youth advocates and artists based in the 11 SEAR Countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste.
The ‘MindArt’ competition is being organized for youth health advocates and artists in two categories: Category A (ages 13-17 years) and Category B (ages 18-25 years).
Please use standard A3 size paper of any colour to develop the poster.
You are free to select either a portrait or landscape orientation for the poster.
You can use any colour medium – sketch pens, crayons, coloured pencils, poster or acrylic colours
The poster should be of an original design and first-hand creation of the participant.
The poster should include a message which promotes support strategies to prevent/overcome
depression and promote positive mental health.
The message should be no more than 10 words. It should only be in English language.
The poster must include the following information about the participant:
Name of the school/institute + Class/Grade
Age (in years)*
Category of poster: A (13-17 years) OR B (18-25 years)
Contact number (including country code/city code and phone number)
Message (up to 10 words, in English)
*Please note, we may ask for your ID card to cross-check your age for the competition
Entries without this information or those with incomplete above will not be eligible for the competition.
OPTIONAL: Submit a short high resolution video on “making of your poster”. Example of footage
could include: group sitting together and drawing for the art competition, a short interview of you, your teacher, parent or counsellor. Suggestive interview questions could include: how this art competition has been useful in raising awareness about depression and mental health; support
strategies to prevent/overcome depression and promote positive mental health. We will be using this footage for an advocacy video planned for the World Health Day 2017.
Tip: Try using a tripod and a professional camera for pictures and video. You could also capture just the audio of the interview. You could submit the audio along with several images of the posters while they are still being drawn. In this case, we could play the interview along with the photos being drawn (like a time-lapse).
For submission of hard copies of the posters, please find below the postal address of Country Offices. Please send either by hard copy or the soft copy- NOT BOTH (it leads to duplication during the evaluation stage). Please contact Ms Tina Rawal for any further details.
When you send the art entry by post, please mention on the envelope:
“For Art Competition, World Health Day 2017”
For more information click "Further official information" below.