Awards and Fellowships


  • Raja Ravi Varma Puraskaram,cash prize of Rs 1,25,000 with a momento and citation Instituted by the Government of Kerala for outstanding contribution in Fine Arts
  • Special Awards instituted by K.C.S.Paniker Puraskaram, Kesari Puraskaram, Padmini Puraskaram
  • Annual State Awards,instituted to recognize creative works of artists in Painting and Sculpture, Photography and Cartoon       
  • Award for the best book on Art, in Malayalam
  • Honorable Mention Award, instituted to felicitate the artist of outstanding works
  • Special Mention Award for art students
  • Gold medal in memory of the artist, late Sri Vallaikkal Sankara Menon and Vijjayaraghavan goes to an outstanding artist every year.
  • Fellowships –veteran artists are honored by conferring fellowships that carries, a cash award, with a momento and a casket containing a written statement of honor, and Ponnada.