Awards don't make a man or woman but they just may make an artist. Especially if the painter, sculptor or photographer lives beyond the metros - in villages and small towns of the country. So Kolkata's Centre for International Modern Art, best known as CIMA, instituted nine CIMA awards for visual artists. About 2000 people competed, of which 159 were short-listed. The works are on display at four galleries across the city - at CIMA, Studio 21, Academy of Fine Arts and Ramdulari - and are drawing huge crowds.