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DRDO Digital Wallpaper Design & Short Animation Film Design Contest


Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is involved in various domains of Defence technologies and systems development vital for our Armed forces war fighting capabilities. Apart for this, being a scientific organisation, DRDO is involved in promoting scientific activities across the nation and supporting various other nation building activities.

DRDO also undertakes initiatives targeted at building scientific acumen in the youngsters, creating awareness about technology and building national pride in indigenous products.




The contest is a platform for nation’s blooming creative talent. The contest targets to promote the national pride as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration.


Eligibility Criteria


  • All Indian citizens as individuals and school/college students of recognized institutions within India can participate and submit their entries.
  • Overseas Citizens of India don’t qualify as Indian citizens to participate in the contest.
  • The contest is NOT open for DRDO employees and their immediate family members.


Contest Type


  1. Digital Wallpaper Design
  2. Short Animation Film Design


Contest Categories


  1. School/College Students:- For only school and college going students NOT more than 20 years as on 01 Jan 2022
  2. Individuals:- For any citizen of India more than 20 years as on 01 Jan 2022




The themes of the contest (any one of the below)

  1. DRDO products
  2. DRDO’s contribution to the nation
  3. Defence Technologies

Entry Fee


There is NO entry fee and all Indians can participate free of cost.


Submission Requirements


Short Animation Film Design

  1. The video can use any relevant content available online or custom animations.
  2. Animation video should be of min 30secs and max 120secs of minimum 1080p resolution..
  3. Animation video could be with or without audio (audio does impart value addition in the video).
  4. Animation video should be saved as MP4 file format.
  5. Description of your design video should be saved as PDF file in up to 250 words.

Digital Wallpaper Design

  1. The digital wall paper should be of atleast 1024x768 resolution with 4:3 screen size or 1280x720 resolution for 16:9 wide screen.
  2. Designed digital wallpaper should be saved as JPEG file.
  3. Description of your design should be saved as pdf file in up to 250 words.


Application Process


  1. Applications to be submitted through online mode only.
  2. Select the category for which you want to make submissions.
  3. All student participants would be required to submit along with their entries a copy of their ID card attested by the school’s principle or the college’s admin office stating the student’s admission number.
  4. Multiple submissions with different designs can be submitted by the same individual (max 03 entries per individual are allowed).
  5. Multiple submissions of same design by same individual will lead to disqualification from one or all entries.
  6. DRDO’s evaluation panel will assess the entries and might contact the participants to get additional information if needed.
  7. The decision of the panel will be final, no requests for re-evaluation would be entertained.
  8. The schedule of the contest would not be changed in any circumstances and any such request to extend the deadlines will not be entertained.
  9. The participant shall ensure no copyrights are violated and would be solely responsible for any dispute.
  10. The submissions(s) should not contain any socially sensitive/offensive content.


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Selection Process


The DRDO‘s evaluation panel looks forward to: Novel thinking and originality, beautiful execution, great storytelling skills, work that inspires or motivates beyond expectation and work which connects with the people.

The entries received will be judged by a two stage process. :-

(a) Screened by Domain Expert Committee and
(b) Short-listing and Ranking by Independent Expert Committee.




Contest 1 Short Animation Film

First Prize 20,000 Rs

2nd Prize  15,000 Rs Each for 2 Candidates

3rd Prize 10,000 Each for 3 Candidates

Consolation Prize 5,000 Each for 10 Candidates


Contest 2 Digital Wall Paper Design

First Prize 20,000 Rs

2nd Prize  15,000 Rs Each for 2 Candidates

3rd Prize 10,000 Each for 3 Candidates

Consolation Prize 5,000 Each for 10 Candidates


NOTE:- Winners will be intimated by their e-mail and result will be published on DRDO website.


Important Dates


End Date :- 31 Dec 2021