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St. Lawrence High School (SLHS), Kolkata, India, in association with its alumni, St. Lawrence Old Boys’ Association (SLOBA) will be organizing, for the second consecutive year, the DRAWING & PAINTING competition ‘Expression 2018’

All Jesuit schools worldwide are invited to participate!

This year the theme for the competition is ‘Olympic Games and Youth’.  Emphasis of the painting will be on Olympic Games and Youth.

Expression 2018 At a young age children need to be encouraged to participate in games and sports thus enabling them to become beacons of CHANGE in our society. A sound mind in a sound body ought to bring about change in attitude for a more peaceful coexistence in our world. The intention is to nurture children through this medium to grow into responsible citizens.

To initiate this process, we need to tap into a child’s thoughts in respect of the theme “Peace through Sports”. Thus, the idea was conceived to hold a Drawing Competition as means to harness children’s creativity and perception of this theme through illustrations and sketches.  From this vantage point one can proceed with mentoring and finding ways by which we can move forward in this noble cause of bringing Peace to our world through art inspired by sport.  If we succeed in covering adequate ground with this event we can find newer avenues to promote and encourage children in the future. The Jesuit Network is a stepping stone by which many more children can be propelled towards becoming ‘ambassadors’ of Peace!

How to participate?

The competition has 3 simple steps.

1. Give your students 1h30mins to paint a picture on the Theme ‘Olympic Games and Youth’. 

2. Scan or photograph these paintings and submit to before June 16th.

3. Winners will be announced on Educate Magis at the end of July 2018.

Rules and Regulations

The categories for Expression 2018 are:

1) St. Lawrence High School (in-house)
2) All schools in Kolkata.
3) Jesuit Schools and all schools Worldwide.

Please download the PDF with the rules and regulations for the all categories. 

We value the support received from The Olympic Studies Centre (IOC, Lausanne), The International Olympic Truce Centre, Truce Foundation of the U.S.A and Art of the Olympians. Peace and Sport (Monaco), Air India and Educate Magis are partnering us for ‘Expression 2018’.

We are happy to announce that, for the second consecutive year, Mr Roald Bradstock, an Olympian and artist par excellence, better known as the ‘Olympic Picasso’, will be the Event Ambassador for ‘Expression 2018’.

If you have any questions please send an email to: or to