• We are pleased to announce the launch of MAACartoon-the first ever city level sketching competition in Bangalore. Entries are invited from eligible participants and the same can be submitted to the nearest centre of MAAC.

    All participants will receive certificates of participation and winners stand to win trophies and high end electronic gadgets.

    The works of 30 finalist would be displayed at the Cartoon Gallery , and these works would be framed and added to the archives of the Association .



    MAACartoon has become more than just another event.  On one hand it is helping us penetrate further into our target segment and on the other hand it is supporting a social cause-to help youngsters identify their true calling.  This also encourages parents to broaden their thinking and see beyond the rat race of engineering, computer science, medicine and law.

    The Grand Finale of MAACartoon-2013 was a roaring success.  We were pleasantly surprised by a mighty crowd of 150+ finalists (10% shortlisted from the entries received in round 1 pushing our tiny registration team in the early hours of the day.  We managed to quickly press more volunteers to work though.


    Next came the test execution spread across 3 classrooms but was managed well thanks to staff and volunteers from all centres.

    We had a fantastic jury panel comprising of well-known people from different areas of work and Mr.Senthil Kumar, Guest of Honor and Ms.Vani Ganapathy as Chief Guest respectively.

    Vani Ganapathy inaugurated the event with traditional lamp lighting function and was followed by short notes by all dignitaries

    There were 2 winners and 2 runners up in each category and each of them were awarded prizes and trophies by the jury members and other dignitaries.



    Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC) – One of the leading 3D Animation & Visual Effects (VFX) training institutes in association with the Indian Institute of Cartoonists conducted MAAC-artoon 2012.

     An intercollegiate cartoon competition for students belonging to 15 – 24 age group on Dec 1st at the Presidency College in Bangalore with an aim to unearth the hidden talent of young minds and showcase their creativity.

    Candidates were given ‘Water Shortage’ as the theme based on which they were required to submit their artworks latest by Nov 24 through free registration. Out of 500  participants, the artworks of 30 finalists were shortlisted for the grand finale on Dec 1st. Mr. K. N. Balraj, the famous Cartoonist, Sculptor & Copy Writer judged the artworks of the students and shared his valuable insights on latest developments in the creative field. Chief guests  Ms. Laila Baker, CEO, Kudos Luxury Privilege Membership  , Suhail Ahmed Vice Chairman & Muddu Vinay Director and principal of Presidency Group of institutions awarded  the Samsung galaxy ACE plus and Wacom Intous Tablet and Wacom Bamboo Tablet to the top three winners.  The Winner of the MAACartoon 2012 was Divya D Pai Student of BNMIT.


    To applaud the creative efforts of the students, artworks of top 30 finalists would be displayed at the 77th exhibition at the Indian Cartoon Gallery from Dec 4th to Dec 20th  framed & added to the archives of the association. The participants also, got an opportunity to meet the actors of the most eagerly anticipated Kannada movie- Simple Agi Ondhu Love Story and interact with them.  The participants received great recognition and appreciation from one and all present at the event. The Inauguration of the December 4th Exhibition would be done by renowned Actress Priyamani .

    At the successful completion of the competition, Mr. Shajan Samuel, Sr. Vice President, MAAC, Bangalore said, “We believe that, every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when the child grows up. Creativity only becomes better when put to continuous practice. Through such competitions we intend to develop creative thinking among young talented students and motivate them to innovate. We have been instrumental in shaping the careers of many students through such contests, career guidance workshops and seminars helping them make their career decision of choice. We now look forward to ‘The Ninth Annual 24 FPS International Animation Awards 2012’ scheduled on December  7 at the Lalit Intercontinental in Mumbai.”

    Mr. V. G. Narendra, Managing Trustee, Indian Institute of Cartoonists commented, “We are happy to partner with MAAC for putting up MAAC-artoon competition as it has provided a huge platform to the college students to showcase their artistic skills. There is a huge demand for creative artists in the industry and this contest has helped us recognize that talent which could be readily absorbed by experts