Aranya 2008 is an effort to re-build our loving relationship with mother nature. The theme of the program centers around appreciation of and paying tribute to mother nature. To be held in August 2008 (exact dates and venue to be announced later), Aranya 2008 will consist of contest of fine art and craft, depicting essentially the importance of mother earth in our daily life. Rules for Contest An exhibition-cum-contest of original works of paintings and sculptures will be the main program of Aranya 2008. Rules for participation are briefly as under: 1.Only on refundable photographs will be received for primary selection. 2. 3 photographs of different works per artist. 3. Entry fees Rs. 50 per photograph to be sent by bank draft only in the name of KOLKATA REFLECTION OF ANOTHER DAY. 4. Age up to 40 years. 5.Minimum size of photos 4"x6" should be sent for entry with size, medium, title, name & address phone no, e-mail (if any) on the back. 6. Painting size Max 42" on any side / sculpture size 4' on any side. 7. Last date of entry June 15, 2008. 8. Addess to send photos: Partho Roy (President of RAD), 15 Chowdhuri Para Lane, Kolkata -700056. 9. Judges decision will be final. 10. Selected candidates will be informed about the address of sending their original work via Post / E-mail / Telephone and our website www.rad.org.in 11. 33% from the sales proceeds of the works arts will go to RAD. 12. All selected artists will have to collect their respective unsold works within 1 month from completion of the exhibition. 13. All Ex-Kolkata award winners will be given to and from railway tickets from their home stations and one day accommodation at Kolkata to receive their awards during the presentation ceremony. 14. All entries should be on nature and environment. 15. All finally selected artists participating in the exhibition will have to participate in nature excursion at Purulia in W.B. during December 2007. 16. All expenses to and from Kolkata will be borne by RAD. Result after primary selection will be announced on the 10th June 2007 on the official website www.rad.org.in and www.virasatart.in For any clarification call : 09830266412/09836071570. Awards for Contest : 1.Best Award: Rs.60,000 (the best among all exhibits) 2. Best painting: Rs.20,000 3. Best graphics: Rs.20,000 4. Best sculpture: Rs.20,000 5. Better painting, graphics & sculpture: Rs.10,000 (each) 6. Good painting, graphics & sculpture: Rs.5,000 (each) 7. No. of special awards chosen by senior artists in all categories will also be given.