Update: Due to multiple parental requests and school children's final exams, contest registration and submission have been extended until April.
Update: If you are unable to submit your artwork online, you can send it via post to Address: IMAGE Group, No.61/32, Mowbrays Towers First Floor, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai - 600 018, Tamilnadu
Update: Due to multiple parental requests and school children's final exams, contest registration and submission have been extended until April.
Update: If you are unable to submit your artwork online, you can send it via post to Address: IMAGE Group, No.61/32, Mowbrays Towers First Floor, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai - 600 018, Tamilnadu

Who We Are?

The Core Essence of All Image Group Units is 'CREATIVITY'

Image Group, established in 1996, is India’s pioneering creative education company. It operates three main units to empower diverse demographics:

Image Creative Education: With 30 centres nationwide and a partnership with the National Skill Development Council, it develops creative and design skills for creative industry jobs.

ICAT Design and Media College: Pioneering full-time digital media and design degree and PG programmes in Chennai, Bangalore, and Hyderabad.

Imageminds: Founded in 2011, it prepares K-10 students for the creative economy through immersive design and creative education. In 2022, Imageminds developed the Creative Kit, a self-paced, age-appropriate, activity-based creative education toolkit that encourages art-integrated experiential learning outside of classrooms.

The Core Essence of All Image Group Units is 'CREATIVITY'

Win Exciting Prizes Beyond Imagination

Cash prizes up to Rs. 10 lakh and art kits worth up to Rs. 25 lakh

  • 1st Prize

    Rs. 1,00,000

  • 2nd Prize

    Rs. 50,000

  • 3rd Prize

    Rs. 25,000

Special Prize

Art Activity Kits/Smart Watches for Top 25 Selected Entries in Each Categories

Why Should You Participate in IAC?

In addition to winning attractive cash prizes, gain more than you could dream of ...

  • Showcase your skills to global and national artists and influencers with huge social following.

  • IAC is powered by Image Group which is associated with government agencies like NSDC and MESC.

  • 2000+ corporate firms, including digital and gadget companies, are associated with IAC.

  • 50000+ people across India are already ready to participate. Join them in this quest for best.

  • Win big cash prizes and recognition! Let your name echo in the nooks and corners of the country.

Why Should You Participate in IAC

Seize the opportunity to win exciting prizes.

Join the Movement

  • As Jury

    Validate thousands of visual stories in India's biggest art contest to help us find India’s best artists.

  • As Education Partners

    Encourage your students seize this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase their talents to the nation.

  • IAC is not yet another art competition. It is a digital canvas for collaboration and innovation.
  • As Associates

    Join us and share your knowledge as a corporate that wants a thriving creative ecosystem.

  • As Sponsors

    Join with us to awaken our nation's artists and encourage them to keep creating.

Joint Forces

  • NSDC
  • MESC
  • RRD
  • Phantom FX

Categories

Sub Junior (Age 6 - 9)
  • Sub Junior Age 6 - 9

    Young artists assemble to create your visions, dreams and imaginations.

  • Junior Age 10 - 14

    Jump into the world of art and bring out your best and most impressive artworks.

  • Senior Age 15 - 17

    Let your creativity speak wondrous stories through every stroke of yours.

  • Super Senior Age 18 - 20

    Step into the spotlight! Your canvas, your vision. Show the nation what you’ve got.

  • Professional Age 21 & above

    Express, captivate, and leave a legacy by showcasing your best works to the nation.

How to Participate?

Can you speak with art?
Get your art supplies ready!
  • The registrations opens on 23 December 2023 and closes on 07 April 2024.
  • Visit the Image Group website at www.imagegroup.in/iac or capture the QR code on the competition poster.
  • Create an account and pay the entry fee of Rs. 150 at the website to complete the registration.
  • Upon completing your artwork, capture and save it in JPG or PNG format (Maximum File Size: 10MB).
  • Submit your captured artwork between 30 January 2024 and 14 April 2024.

*NOTE: If you are unable to submit your artwork online, you can send it via post to the address:

IMAGE Group, No.61/32, Mowbrays Towers First Floor, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai - 600 018, Tamilnadu.

Jury panel

Our jury consists of highly prolific national and international art influencers and creatives with large social followings and accolades.

National Juries International Juries