Poster Making Competition

Bharat Pravah - an Institute for Governance, Policies and Politics, New Delhi’s initiative, in collaboration with the Ministry of Shipping, Ports and Waterways, is organising a poster making competition (open to all) to motivate youth of the country towards thinking about rivers and seas’ role in India's development and building this great civilization.

Rivers and seas have been the reservoir of our cultural heritage and the lifeline for our prosperity since times immemorial, but the impression of seas, rivers, ports, ships and their role in day-to-day life is underestimated and neglected. This is an effort to revive the lost glory of India's rich socio-cultural tradition inspired by rivers and seas. To highlight their role in the development of one of the rich civilizations of the world- ‘civilization in eternity’.

Bharat Pravah aims to bring forth the significance of seas, rivers, ports and shipping to the social psyche, the ‘janmanas’ of Bharat. It intends to highlight forgotten aspects of rivers and seas in culture, history, folk arts and other prevalent forms of knowledge.


Bharat Pravah is organising a poster making competition in Mangalore, Karnataka. The competition aims to give a platform to students to display their posters in the exhibition to be held in Mangalore, on the following themes:

  1. History of Shipping in India
  2. India's Maritime Connections
  3. Communities at Riverbanks and Seashores
  4. Coastal Architecture
  5. Depiction of Seas and Rivers in Popular Culture
  6. Economy of Shipping


Last date of submission: 7th July 2023


Open to all students in PG and above courses in Karnataka.


Winners will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 25,000 (1st prize), 15,000 (2nd prize) and 10,000 (3rd prize) respectively.

*All registered participants will get an opportunity to visit a commercial and naval vessel at the New Mangalore Port.*


  • The contest is open to students pursuing a master's and above degree at across Karnataka.

  • The contest is open for online submissions only, through the link available on Bharat Pravah website.

  • Only one entry is allowed per participant

  • The judgement will be based on relevance to the theme, originality, and effectiveness in communicating the intended message.

  • The participants may hand draw/sketch the poster on A3 or A4 pages or create digitally designed posters through computer software as well.

  • A 1000 - 1500 words description should be attached to the poster.

For any clarification, please email at with subject line – Mangalore Poster Making Competition.

Competition Details

Last Date of Submission:
7th July 2023
Online Mode
Open to all students in PG and above courses in Karnataka
1st Prize: 25,000/-
2nd Prize: 15,000/-
3rd Prize: 10,000/-
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Bharat Pravah Competitions

India along its Rivers and Shores

Participants will have the opportunity to visit commercial and naval vessels at the New Mangalore Port.