View the beautiful artwork from our recent Drawing Contest!
We hosted a drawing contest for Sikh Dharma community members around the world to share their drawings of Guru Nanak Dev ji, or any aspect of his life or his Bani, as a celebration for his birthday and legacy in a spirit of love, reverence and creative expression.
There were many beautiful submissions in three different age categories. We are grateful for ALL of the submissions. Such wonderful artistic talent by ALL the participants! Wahe Guru!
ABOUT GURU NANAK DEV JI
Guru Nanak is the first Sikh Guru. He lived for 70 years. He was born in Talwandi, Pakistan. Born into a Hindu family, Guru Nanak rejected the notion of divisions between people based on religion. He taught the Oneness of the Creator and the fundamental brotherhood and sisterhood of all. He stated that the experience of the Divine dwelled within every person, so there was no difference between people based on caste, creed, gender or nationality. His simple but profound philosophy rested on recognizing the fundamental Divinity of all people. When lived in an awareness of the Divine Light within all, human life could become a profound experience of love, truth, patience, peace and contentment.
Prizes for Children
Sikh Dharma International is delighted to present prizes to the top three drawings in the children’s category from the beautiful offerings of the Sikh Dharma International Marketplace! All prizes will be mailed to the contestant by SDI free of charge.
The creators of the top-three drawings in the children’s category will each be able to pick ONE prize from the list below:
- Adi Shakti Kirpan (small) with Gatra
- Mini Kirpan (4.5″) with Gatra
- Amrit Ceremony for Children Coloring Book
- Gratitude Journal
- Gurmat Coloring Book for Children
- My Little Sikh Handbook
- Sikh Coloring Book for Children
- Sikh Princess Coloring Book
- The Five Fingered Family – Children’s Book
Prizes for Preteens and Teens
The creators of the top 3 drawings in the preteens and teens category may pick ONE prize from the adult list or the children’s list, per their preference.
Prizes for Adults
Sikh Dharma International is delighted to present prizes to the top three drawings in the adults category from the beautiful offerings of the Sikh Dharma International Marketplace! All prizes will be mailed to the contestant by SDI free of charge.
The first place winner in the adults category will be gifted a beautiful set of Japji Meditation Cards.
The second place winner in the adults category will will be gifted the book “Guru Nanak’s Call of the Soul: Japji Sahib.”
The third place winner in the adults category will have a choice between the four offerings listed below:
- “Japji Sahib: A Journey Towards Spirituality” Booklet
- Gratitude Journal
- Wooden Wrist Mala
- Beautiful print of painting of Guru Nanak Dev ji (available in either 8.5 x 11 or 11 x 14)