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the CIMA
awards

The CIMA Award will be biennially awarded to recognize excellence in visual art and discover genuine talent in India, especially beyond the cities.

The works for the awards will be selected by a jury which will highlight knowledge-based appreciation of art and artist. This event is open to all artists, trained as well as self-taught, across the country and will go beyond all conventional barriers and seek to recognize and encourage excellence, particularly in its uniqueness of vision. It seeks to bridge the gap between urban and rural India and thus promote the richness of Indian art as a whole.

CIMA Award will cover paintings, sculptures, graphics and emerging new media such as video art, installations, graphic novel, digital art.

The jury will be a rich mix from conventional art background as well as other creative fields.

eligibility

  • This award is open to residents of India only.
  • Applicants are required to be actively engaged practicing artists for the past three years.
  • Age limit : 25 years to 45 years on a given date as will be mentioned in preliminary application form. However, in exceptional cases, a grace of one year may be considered
  • They may be formally trained or self-taught.
  • Previous winners in any category of CIMA Awards Show, are NOT eligible to apply/participate.

entries

  • Each entry must be an authentic, original work by the participating artist.
  • Selections will be based on creative imagination and excellence in rendition.

submissions

  • Completed application form in a CD/DVD or as attachments to application forms on the website.
  • A detailed bio-data (contents for which mentioned in form enclosed)
  • low-res (150dpi to 200dpi) images of at least six works of one specific category (i.e. either painting / sculpture / graphics / new media) done in the last two years with details (i.e. title, medium, edition (if any), size and year only) including ONE work that you wish to submit for CIMA Awards Show by indicating clearly as ‘proposed work’. Please also note that all images submitted should have the following details namely, title, medium, size and year only.

THE PROPOSED WORK FOR CIMA AWARDS SHOW SHOULD BE A FRESH WORK DONE IN LAST ONE YEAR BEFORE LAST DATE OF SUBMISSION OF PRELIMINARY APPLICATION.

SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY EXHIBITED IN ANY PRIVATE OR PUBLIC SPACE, MEDIA OR WEB BEFORE BEING SHOWN IN CIMA AWARDS SHOW

INCLUDE A CONCEPT NOTE on the proposed work.

LAST DATE OF SUBMISSION: will be intimidated in the preliminary application form.

COMPLETE/CORRECT/AND THOSE ADHERING TO THE ABOVE CRITERIA ONLY WILL BE CONSIDERED.

(For manual submissions only) Submit to : CIMA AWARDS, CIMA Gallery Pvt. Ltd., Sunny Towers, 2nd Floor, 43, Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, Kolkata 700 019 or email : cimaaward@gmail.com

application
process

Register online

Fill form online. Or download, print pdf and fill form manually

Post the completed form with prints of images or submit the form and images online.

Announcement of first round selected list

Selected Artists use earlier user ID and password to login

2nd form
for final stage
Fill form online. Or download, print pdf and fill form manually

Announcement of the winners

selection process

  • Preliminary selection will be done by stipulated date. Shortlisted candidates will be notified accordingly through e-mail/post.
  • Shortlisted candidates will need to sign an exclusive agreement with CIMA on all modalities, terms and conditions applicable for participation in the CIMA Award Show.
  • All featuring works must be appropriate for either outdoor or gallery display and the artist’s preference must be clearly stated. Art works sent must comply with the maximum sizes stipulated as follows:
    Size 2D – 10 x 10 ft. (Max)
    Size 3D – 10 x 10 x 10 ft. (Max)
  • FINAL SUBMISSION MUST MATCH THE PROPOSED WORK.

jury

  • The jury will have a multi-disciplinary composition and will be selected from India and abroad.
  • It will be a two-tier jury; the preliminary jury will shortlist artists for CIMA Awards Show while the final jury will select the awardees.
  • Qualities such as creative excellence, originality, creative use of materials and presentation are among some of the criteria to be considered.
  • All works submitted within the criteria for selection will be judged.

awards

  • CIMA Award: ₹ 5 lakhs, trophy and solo show
  • 1 st Runner Up Award: ₹ 3 lakhs and trophy
  • 2 nd Runner Up Award: ₹ 2 lakhs and trophy
  • Two Special Jury Awards: ₹ 1 lakh and trophy each
  • Two Special Mention Awards: ₹ 50,000 and trophy each
  • Four Merit Awards: ₹ 25,000 each