Rangoli Design Competition and Outdoor Exhibition

OCT 3 - DEC 12, 2022

UPDATE: The deadline to submit designs for the Rangoli Design Competition has been extended until October 21 and winners will now be announced on October 28.

Call For All Creative Minds From New York City And Beyond!
Submission Period: October 3 - 21, 2022 
Outdoor Exhibition: November 4 - December 12, 2022 

Rangoli is an age-old art form from India. Derived from the Sanskrit word “Rangavalli,” it means rows of colors, and is used to celebrate Hindu festivals like Diwali. Rangoli is usually drawn in homes or courtyards as a way of inviting blessings from the Gods.

As Flushing Town Hall kicks off our annual celebration for Diwali, we are excited to invite all creative minds from local and international areas to participate in our second Rangoli Design Competition. 

There are five groups for the competition: kids, teenagers, adults, seniors, and professional artists. An anonymous jury invited by Flushing Town Hall will select one winner from each group. Photographs of the winners’ designs will be made into vinyl posters and displayed on Flushing Town Hall’s outdoor fence located on Northern Boulevard from November 4, 2022 to December 12, 2022. Winners will also receive a $100.00 Blick Art Materials gift card, two free tickets to Flushing Town Hall’s Diwali Festival on November 5, and a Flushing Town Hall tote bag.  

How to enter the competition: 

Identify your group: 


  • Kids:12 & under
  • Teenagers:13-18
  • Adults: 19 - 59
  • Seniors: 60 & over
  • Professional artists 

Fill out all sections of the competition’s Jotform. You will be required to provide the following information:   

  • Your full name  
  • Your phone number and email address 
  • Your age 
  • Your school name (if applicable) 
  • Your participating group 
  • The title and a brief description of your rangoli design 
  • A clear and high-resolution photo or scan of your design (at least 300 dpi/3 MB); JPG or PDF files only 


  • Submissions are accepted from October 3 until 5 pm EST on October 14, 2022. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. 
  • Jotform submissions are required unless participants have limited computer access. Participants with limited computer access may fill out a regular form and mail it to Flushing Town Hall. All mailed submissions must include a filled-out regular form and a high-resolution photo or original copy of the design. All mailed submissions must be received by 5 pm on October 14 and addressed to: 

Flushing Town Hall
 Attn: Education Department/Rangoli Design Competition
137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354 

  • Flushing Town Hall will not distribute templates or art materials. Rangoli designs must come from participants and should showcase traditional rangoli patterns. Stencils are not allowed to be used in this competition. 
  • The jury will select one winner from each group (a total of 5 winners) on October 21, 2022. 
  • Judging will be based on the following criteria: 1) overall appearance, 2) design/theme, 3) intricacy and clarity, and 4) creativity. 
  • Competition winners will receive an email from FTH Education’s official email on October 21, 2022. 
  • Flushing Town Hall will create vinyl posters with photographs of the winning designs for the outdoor exhibition.
  • Winners will also receive a $100.00 Blick Art Materials gift card, two free tickets to Flushing Town Hall’s Diwali Festival on November 5, and a Flushing Town Hall tote bag.
  • The outdoor exhibition is open to the public from November 4 to December 12, 2022.
  • Flushing Town Hall will review all submitted work. Any design that does not relate to the subject matter will be rejected. Requests for feedback on submissions or appeals about judging made to Flushing Town Hall staff will not be acknowledged. 
  • Flushing Town Hall reserves the right to reject any design that uses hate speech, profanity, or obscenity, depicts violence, sexual acts, or unlawful or illegal behavior.  
  • Flushing Town Hall reserves the right to protect the anonymity of its jury. Direct communication with the jury about the competition or its results will not be permitted.
  • Flushing Town Hall will showcase winning submissions on its Facebook and Instagram platforms. By entering the competition, participants permit a photograph of their design to be distributed on the public digital platforms, unless specifically noted during submission. 

For further information, please contact Flushing Town Hall’s Education Department at



The 2022 Rangoli Design Competition and Outdoor Exhibition are made possible with the generous support of the Guru Krupa Foundation. 



Diwali Festival

SAT, NOV 5, 2022