CBSE EXPRESSION SERIES ON ART AND CULTURE - Scholastic World - Contests for Indian Students


Saturday, 5 December 2020


Art and Culture are essential aspects of our overall development. They foster the creative inquiry and also assist in refining skills. Art and culture also help us in enabling perspective, instilling values and translating experiences across space and time. In order to provide a platform to students to creatively express their ideas/views on the theme Art and Culture, the Board announces the second Expression Series for the session 2020-21. The details are as follows:

Pairing of States and Union Territories as per Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat (EBSB) programme:
Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme aims to promote a sustained and  structured cultural connect in the areas of language learning, culture, traditions & music, tourism & cuisine, sports and sharing of best practices etc. Hence, for this Expression Series, EBSB pairing has been taken as the base. Please refer to the Annexure I for the pairing. 

Topics and Medium:
While reading the topic, the participants will keep the EBSB pairing in mind. For example, Nagaland has been paired with Madhya Pradesh. Hence, students of class 1 to 5 of CBSE schools in Nagaland will keep Madhya Pradesh in mind while Painting/ Drawing/ Writing paragraph for the submission of their entry. For details of the cultural mapping of states, you can refer to CBSE Guidelines on Art Integrated Learning at
Following are the details of the topics and medium: 




 Primary ( 1st to 5th )

Painting/ Drawing/ Paragraph (up to 150 words)/ Poem

What fascinates me in the culture of the paired state/ UT? OR Uniqueness of the Art forms of the paired state/ UT

Middle ( 6th to 8th )

Painting/ Drawing/ Essay (up to 300 words)/ Poem

Similarities in the Art and Culture of my state/UT with the paired state/ UT Secondary ( 9th &10th ) Painting/ Drawing/ Essay (up to 500 words)/ Poem Art and Culture Unifies Us.

Senior Secondary (11th & 12th)

Painting/ Drawing/ Essay (up to 800 words)/ Poem

What if I blend the Art and Culture of my state/UT with the paired state/ UT

 Language: Entries (Paragraph/ Essay/ Poem) can be submitted in Hindi/ English or any one of the 22 scheduled languages. 

Conducting Expression Series:

Conduct of Expression Series at the School Level: Schools shall themselves conduct the Expression Series on the above topics from 7th to 19th December, 2020.

Information of the Expression Series should be given to all students, through the means of communication adopted by schools since March 2020.

For entries, i.e. Essays/ Paragraphs/ Paintings/Poems, participants can prepare a sheet as per the format given in Annexure II or use a sheet with all details as given therein. Details of participant must be written on each sheet used for submitting the entry.

Schools may invite entries from students through e-mail ID/ any other mode.

After collecting the entries, schools shall evaluate them and shortlist one entry per category for onward submission to CBSE. Evaluation mechanism can be devised by schools themselves.

Submission of Shortlisted Entries by Schools to CBSE:

Schools can submit the shortlisted entries from 21st to 31st December 2020 using an android phone through CBSE Expression Series App available at Google Playstore. For guidelines of the process of submission, please see Annexure III.

Each participant will get an online certificate of participation at his/ her registered email ID after the successful submission of entry.

Ten Best entries of each category will be selected at the regional level by all CBSE regions for onward submission to CBSE. (The number may vary depending upon the quality of entries).

From the entries received from all CBSE regions, 3 best entries of each category willbe selected and uploaded on the CBSE website.

The decision/ result given by the evaluation committee shall be final and no communication will be entertained in this regard


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