We have some good news for you! The drawing competition “Expression 2017” has had a fabulous global response. Jesuit schools from all our regions have submitted drawings, illustrations and sketches demonstrating children’s creativity and perception of the theme ‘Peace through Sports’.

So far we have received 114 paintings from schools worldwide.

Argentina: Colegio del Salvador 23
India: St Aloysius Gonzaga School, 4.  St. Aloyshius High School, Kodai Bail 4.  St. Stanislaus High School 9. St. Xavier’s School, Moirang 11.
Indonesia: SMA YPPK AdhiLuhur, Le Cocqd’Armandville College Senior High School 6.  St. Ignatius of Loyola College 2.
Perú: Cristo Rey” Jesuit College 3
Philippines: Xavier School San Juan City 10
Spain: Nuestra Señora del Recuerdo 2
Guatemala: Liceo Javier Guatemala 4
Macau, China: Colegio Meteus Ricci 36

Due to this wonderful response the “Expression 2017” committee has extended the deadline for Category ‘B’ – Online Painting Submission Jesuit Schools Worldwide, until August 18, 2017.

Click to read more about the specific details of the extended deadline for Online Painting Submission for Jesuit Schools Worldwide.

The committee and its supporters are enthusiastic about the participation and outcomes of this initiative, as it will eventually provide guidelines for mentoring and finding ways to move forward in the noble cause of bringing peace to our world through art inspired by Olympic values.  This is why, the participation of our schools, in this wonderful initiative, is so important.   drawingexpression2017

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.   drawingexpression2017

With this in mind we encourage you, if you haven’t already, to send your student’s drawings with your official school email address to expression@sloba.net.drawingexpression2017

The Jesuit network is a stepping stone by which many more children can be propelled towards becoming ‘ambassadors’ of Peace! 

Category ‘B’ – Online Painting Submission Jesuit Schools Worldwide

1. This painting competition is open to all students of Jesuit high schools worldwide. 
2. “Olympic Games and Peace” is the theme of the competition. 
3. One entry per student. 
4. Paintings must be created in physical media (no digital “paintings”) 
5. All art work will be free hand and no geometrical instruments and / or rulers will be allowed. 
6. Artwork must be your own original concept and not a copy of anyone else’s copyrighted material. (If your image infringes upon another’s copyright it will be disqualified.) Upon submitting your work for this competition, you are solely responsible for any infringement on copyrighted materials. 
7. Time duration to complete the painting is 1 hour 30 minutes. 
8. School authorities are requested ensure fair play in line with the spirit of Olympic Games is maintained. 
9. Students need to submit artwork through their principal/headmaster. Principal/Headmaster should email with their official school email address to expression@sloba.net . It is preferred if each school links all the emails to an album containing the paintings of their students. 
10. Name, category (see point 18) and school name, class, city and country need to be mentioned clearly. 
11. Painting needs to be within 1 MB file size. 
12. Artworks may be submitted up until midnight of August 18, 2017 Indian Standard Time.
13. The participants can use any medium of colours. 
14. Size of paper is at the discretion of the participants. However, it should be noted that the size should conform to normal scanning size. 
15. The art work might be used by St. Lawrence High School and partners for exhibition and promotion of peace through sport around the world. 
16. Organizers and partners reserve the right to request your original artwork or talk to the student via Skype. Non-compliance to this rule will be a disqualification of your entry.   
17. The event will be judged by a panel who will allot marks individually to each participant on a score sheet under the following criteria:-

• If the submitted artwork conformed to the theme of the competition. • If the theme was interpreted creatively. • Originality of the work submitted. • Quality of the painting and if medium has been put to maximum use. • If the art work impacts the viewer in relation to the theme. • The painting should be representative of the artist’s creativity. • Composition and design of the painting is an important criteria.

Note: The quality of the images submitted will also play a role in the judging process. It is best if the images submitted are no smaller than 600 px.

18. Category ‘B’ will be further sub-categorized as under: – B I – Class / Standard 1 – 2 B II – Class / Standard 3 – 4 B III – Class / Standard 5 – 7 B IV – Class / Standard 8 – 12 

Note: All students between the ages of 5 and 18 are most welcome to participate. If you are not sure which category your students belong to simply include their ages and we will put them into their corresponding category.

19. In each category three prizes will be given out for this competition as under:  (1) Best Artist (2) First Runner-Up (3) Second Runner-Up In case of a tie at any stage, the judges will break the tie by consensus.

20. Results of the competition will be announced at a Special Ceremony after the competition. Date will be informed prior to the event. All results will be published on Educate Magis at the end of June

Please contact Expression 2017 committee at info@sloba.net, for any further information or suggestions in this regard.

Expression 2017 Partners