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YOUTH DAY COMPETITIONS 2018

(Competitions For Pre-elementary To High School ages)

Saturday, July 21st, 2018
(*Registration closes July 19th , 2018 at 11:59 PM*)
at
Durga Temple
8400 Durga Place
Fairfax Station, VA 22039-3079

Program Details   Registration   Contacts Rules Recitation Text  Essay and Speech  Frequently Asked Questions

All are welcome to participate. There is no cost for participation. All participants will be recognized with certificates. Winners will be awarded Trophies.

Program Details: 

Categories Criteria

Events

Pre-Elementary Grade 1 and below Coloring Religious Chanting Story Telling      
Elementary I Grades 2-3 Coloring Religious Chanting Story Telling Recitation    
Elementary II Grades 4-5 Coloring Religious Chanting Story Telling Recitation  
Intermediate  Grades 6-8   Religious Chanting Recitation Speech Essay
High School Grades 9-12   Religious Chanting Recitation Speech Essay

         Note: Your grade is the one you will be entering in the new school year.

Registration:

For Participants' Pre-registration click here

For Judges' Pre-registration click here

For Volunteers' Pre-registration click here

Contacts:


For more information please contact

Competition Director: Asha Krishnakumar (703) 839-0746

Competition Director: Mahati Malladi (703) 887-8523

Vaidy Bhaskaran (703) 391-7267

P. Srinivasan (703) 251-0900

Send E-Mail to info@balavikas.org

 

Rules:

  • Please bring your own pencils, crayons, and paper. To be consistent, only crayons will be allowed for coloring competition.
  • If interested in entering Recitation, you can download/print from this web site. If you are encountering problems, call Syamala at (703) 968-7176 and the piece will be sent to you.
  • Drawing for the coloring competition will be given on the day of the competition, and a 60 minute time period will be allotted for coloring.
  • Essays for these assigned topics can be prepared and researched ahead of time, however on the day of the competition, no notes or references can be used. Essays must be written in the 60 minute time period allotted.
  • Speeches must be between 3-5 minutes with a 30-second grace period.
  • Every religious chant (regardless of language or religion) must be explained in English. These chants must be between 2 - 3 minutes with a 30-second grace period.
  • Stories with a clear moral and ethical message will be accepted. Stories must be between 2-3 minutes with a 30-second grace period.
  • Your grade is the one you will be entering in the new school year.

  • PLEASE NOTE: All competitors will be recognized with Certificates. First three winners in each category will receive trophies.

    Recitation Text:

    High School :: Tryst with Destiny
    Intermediate :: Farewell
    Elementary II :: Why we disagree
    Elementary I :: Sri Ramakrishna’s Prayer to Kali for Divine Love

    Essay and Speech:

    High School
    Intermediate

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Q. What is registration?

    It is a very simple process - participating children have to register their names, and categories either online (recommended) or with the volunteers manning the registration desk.

    Q: What is religious chanting?

    Children have to  sing/recite a bhajan or sloka that has religious theme, and explain the meaning. . The explanation does not have to be word for word translation. It can be as brief as 2 or 4 sentences demonstrating the reciter’s understanding of the meaning of the chant. These chants, including explanation, must be between 2 - 3 minutes with a 30-second grace period. There is no restrictions on selection, and we have listed several bhajans in this site to get you started. You may select one from these or select one of your own.

    Q: What is story telling?

    You can select any short story that has a moral; You have to conclude the story with the moral. Do you need help to select a story?  Here we got them!! A click will take you to the wonderful world of short stories ready for printing/reading.

     

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