TOP 25- Utppalakshi & Kolam Podu’s Annual Tamizh New Year – Win an Saree Contest

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Bhargavii Mani
Bhargavii Mani
Bhargavii Mani returned to Chennai in 2010 after a successful stint in design firms abroad. Recognizing a gap in Chennai's Corporate Design scene, she founded Bhargavii Mani & Consultants in 2011. Her expertise in creative arts and strategy led to a diverse clientele. Beyond branding, she excels in photography, interior design, and promoting traditional South Indian art through the Kolam Podu project.

We take immense pleasure to announce the top 25 entires. I request all the shortlisted contestants to send high resolution images of their kolams, along with their videos to by 29th April 2021, 5 PM IST. 



This contest is OPEN FOR EVERYONE ACROSS THE GLOBE. If you are a winner, and you live outside India, the only cost you will have to bear is shipping, unless you give us a local address.


Saree of your choice worth Rs. 14,000/- or a gift voucher. (Cannot be redeemed during sale or promotions). Winners will be announced on May 1st, 2021.


  1. Only one entry per participant. Age & Sex no Bar & No extra preference will be given to Children or Men drawing. The focus will only be on the art.
  2. Ensure you keep a 30 seconds video of you drawing the Kolam to send us to check authenticity. This can be sent upon request from team, if your Kolam is shortlisted.
  3. Kolam has to be drawn on the floor only (or on a surface if you have a light coloured flooring)
  4. White Kolam Maavu (Dry or Wet) and Kaavi / Semman only. If Semman is not available, you may use any natural materials such as flowers and leaves for decoration. Organic materials ONLY.
  5. Competition starts on 14th April 2021 00.00 hrs IST and ends on 18th April 2021 23.00 hrs IST.


  1. Correctness – Does it follow the 3 Rules of Sikku Kolam (Refer website/ youtube link below)
  2. Creativity displayed
  3. Technique
  4. Design Principles used to create final design
  5. Overall aesthetic appeal

Life is beautiful, if you choose for it to be. Until then Kolam Podu !


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