Mind Art Poster Competition 2016

Publish Date: Oct 12, 2016

Deadline: Oct 17, 2016

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).

Poster specifications

  •   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 (First/Middle/Last)

  •   Name of the school/institute + Class/Grade

  •   Age (in years)*

  •   Country

  •   Category of poster: A (13-17 years) OR B (18-25 years)

  •   Contact number (including country code/city code and phone number)

  •   Complete address:

  •   Email id:

  •   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).

Submission of posters

  • Both hard and soft copies of the posters are acceptable. Please send your poster only through one mode, in order to minimize duplication.
  • In case you are submitting a soft copy, please email a high resolution scanned image in PDF format to tinarawal@hriday-shan.org
  • The subject of the email should be: MindArt Poster Competition.
     You can also send a hard copy to: Ms Tina Rawal, HRIDAY, 20 Anand Lok, 2nd Floor August Kranti Marg New Delhi-110049, India


  • To the WHO Country Office located in the capital of your country. Please refer to the annexure for the name of the contact person and contact coordinates for your WHO Country Office.

Last date to receive poster entries

The last date to receive entries is Monday, October 17, 2016, for both hard as well as soft copies. Entries received after this will not be considered.

Evaluation process

Entries submitted from each country will be evaluated by a panel of judges decided by the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. Region and country level winners will be recognized by WHO SEARO. WHO SEARO reserves the right to use the posters in any dissemination resources that are developed, with due acknowledgement to the artist.

Evaluation criteria

The judges will assess the posters on a scale of 50 marks equally distributed for:

  1. Creativity
  2. Relevance of the design
  3. Clarity of the message
  4. Overall impact with respect to the theme
  5. Suitability for mass dissemination in the South-East Asia Region

For any queries, please contact:
Ms Tina Rawal
HRIDAY tinarawal@hriday-shan.org P: +91-11-41031191

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.

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