Bangalore,May 13th,2023AxisBank, one of India’s largest private sector banks, today announced the winners for the 10th edition of Splash, a Pan-India competition on Arts, Crafts and Literature. The competition was for children in the age category of 7-14 years. The Bank received an overwhelming response of nearly five lakh registrations, out of which four lakh were for Art, while the remaining were for Craft and Literature categories. These entries were judged in multiple phases and 12 shortlisted contestants were flown to Mumbai to showcase their exceptional talent at the final event. These contestants were also featured in three exciting episodes of Art,Craft, and Literature on Axis Bank‘s YouTube channel.  


Below are the six winners of Splash 2022 –  


Category  Age Category  Name  City  State 
Art  7 to 10  Bhavagnya Chalapareddi  Visakhapatnam  Andhra Pradesh 
Art  11 to 14  Narayani Supekar  Mumbai  Maharashtra 
Craft  7 to 10  Sanika Chhajed  Pune  Maharashtra 
Craft  11 to 14  Srijan Roy  Kolkata  West Bengal 
Literature  7 to 10  Aryahi Pillai  Pune  Maharashtra 
Literature  11 to 14  Sharannya Ray  Mumbai  Maharashtra 


In line with the Bank’s Dil se Open philosophy, the competition was designed to inspire and unleash the creative potential of children, encouraging them to utilize art as a medium to showcase their ideas on protecting and preserving the environment through the theme “Reimagine, Repurpose, and Reinvent”.   


Commenting on the success of Splash 2022, Anoop Manohar, Chief Marketing Officer, Axis Bank said, “Initiatives like Splash showcase our commitment to generate “open” and meaningful engagement to “create lasting value” in society. By encouraging young talent to rethink, reuse and reinvent their view on how to protect the environment, we are taking a step towards a sustainable future. We would like to thank all the participants for their remarkable contribution; and congratulate the winners of the Splash program this year. This motivate us to keep working and building a better tomorrow.’’


The Bank had strategically partnered with renowned brands such as Byjus, Hamleys, Nobroker hood, Amar Chitra Katha, Intellijelly, Museum of Arts and Photography, Playshifu, and Unimo to promote the initiative. Moreover, the Bank‘s School Contact Program covered over 1,300 schools nationwide to encourage participation in this program. Through all the cumulative efforts, the campaign reached over 50 million participants, surpassing all estimates.