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Rules & Regulations - National

Applications are invited from Sand Artists of repute to participate in 12th International Sand Art Festival, 2022 scheduled to be held on 1st – 5th December, 2022 at Chandrabhaga Beach near Konark, Dist. Puri, Odisha. The detailed rules & regulations and Application Form for participation in the Festival are as below

Sand Art Festival

Obligation of the Participant

  • The event will be for 5 days from 1st – 5th December 2022
  • The applicant shall submit their profile covering past work done by him and photographs at least three out of which one of recent work done (within one month) duly attested by the artist himself.
  • All the selected participants will be informed by mail / phone / message for their selection.
  • The artists will start work from 1st December 2022 (morning) and the festival will be formally inaugurated on 1st December 2022 (evening)
  • The artists are required to change the sculpture every day as per the theme to be provided by the organizer.
  • Only Sea Beach sand is allowed for creating the sculpture
  • The artists shall only create sculpture as per the theme & advisory of the organizer from time to time. The participants are also required to submit the sketches of the sculpture to the organizer which they intend to create. In no case sculpture hurting the religious sentiment of the people shall be allowed.
  • No alcohol at the site is allowed.
  • The artist shall bring the instruments and hand tools (no machinery tools shall be allowed) required for the purpose.
  • The entire sculpture shall be only from Sand and Water. No external materials can be used in the sculpture
  • The participant will submit duly signed Entry Form before participating in the event.
  • Artists are expected to respect sensibility of local people in dress and behaviour.
  • Artists shall abide utmost discipline during the entire period of the festival and shall adhere to the directives of the organizer from time to time.
  • The organizer reserve the right to disengage any of the participant without assigning any reason thereof with or without remuneration.

Obligation of the Organizer

  • Provide space measuring about 30'x 30' with barricade.
  • Supply required water for all the sculptures.
  • Sand artists from Puri shall be paid @ Rs. 6000/- per day. No accommodation will be allowed.
  • Sand artists other than Puri will get @ Rs. 5000/- per day as remuneration. Accommodation shall be provided by the organizer.
  • Outstate participants shall be given to & fro economy air fare / 3rd AC train fare subject to production of ticket
  • Sand Artists from outside the State shall be paid Rs. 5000/- per day for 6 days excluding accommodation and food.
  • Arrange local transport i.e. from hotel to site and vice versa
  • The schedule and show time will be provided by the organizer on arrival
  • The organizer shall constitute a panel of Jury for the competition and their decision will be final and binding.
The authority reserves the right to change / modify any or all conditions without any notice.

The last date for receipt of application is 14th November 2022. The application can be submitted in sealed cover addressed to Director Tourism, Govt. of Odisha, Paryatan Bhawan, Lewis Road, Bhubaneswar or in mail Also the application can be submitted online by visiting the website