Painting Competition Freedom FNF South Asia 2018

Visual Arts is a powerful means of communication. We all enjoy looking at good paintings!

To enrich our perspective, we wish to explore – and document - how you as an artist perceive the fundamental principle of freedom.

We invite you to pick up your paint brush and share with us your artistic visualization of the theme “It’s always time for Freedom!”

We’re looking forward to artistic works depicting diverse perceptions of - and on – freedom.

We plan to publish these works on one platform which we hope will inspire the discourse about the importance of freedom for the societies we live in.

Winners and Prizes:

The Jury will select twelve winners.

The original winning paintings will be owned by the Regional Office in New Delhi.

The winning paintings will be featured in the annual calendar 2019.

The winners will receive INR 10,000 each and be invited to the calendar launch event in New Delhi later in the year.

The winners will also receive 10 copies each of the annual calendar and the Freedom Clock.

Eligibility & Rules

The paintings must be original and not published before anywhere else.

Only paintings of the size 20X24’’ (Height X Width) will be considered.

The artist can use any medium for the painting. Digital art works will not be considered.

The title/caption of the painting must be in English in not more than 20 words.

The competition is open to anyone who lives in South Asia.

A participant can only submit one entry.


The rights to the painting made as part of the project belong to the Regional Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), New Delhi. The paintings will not be used for any commercial purposes.

To submit

High quality picture of the painting should be emailed to india@fnst.org on or before 31.10.2018.

We would also like to showcase the making of these paintings and hence we highly encourage you to either send us pictures and videos which we will use to popularize this campaign or use #PaintingFreedom and tag @FNFSouthAsia when you share pictures and videos from your social media accounts.

And the Winners are...