Diwali

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2020 Diwali - Festival of Lights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diwali, the Festival of Lights in Indian culture, is the flagship event of ICS event calendar. And ICS will celebrate it in style!

Festivities

  • Event begins with contests starting September 12, 2020
  • The main attraction: Dazzling dance performances livestreamed at JAXICS YouTube Channel

How to participate

In order to participate ICS Diwali, you need to do at least one of the following:

Become a member!

Please note that you must comply with all instructions of the management at all times.

Sponsorships and Yearbook Ads

Support our community and help your business at the same time ...

Email sponsorship@jaxics.org for more information

Performance entries

ICS Diwali is the biggest South Asian event in Jacksonville.Here are the rules and guidelines. Read everything before submitting entries ...

  • All participants must be current members.
  • Children under 18 yrs cannot get individual membership on their own, they will need to be registered under a family membership.
  • All participants can only participate in one dance/item for the Diwali program.
  • You can register your entry online once the entry form is open for registration. Please register under the correct age group (most of your participants must be in the age range you select).
  • Minimum 6 participants required per group entry.
  • Duration for each performance is strictly limited to a minimum of 2 minutes 30 seconds and maximum of 4 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • You will be able to add more than 6 participants if you have a larger group. 
  • Multiple groups will not be allowed to use the same song so register your entry early to be able keep the song of your choice.
  • You will not be able to make changes to your entry online, once it is registered.
  • We will assign a spot to all items after all the cultural entries are submitted.
  • Audio, visuals, props, performance title, or description for entries containing references to a business or professional services will be rejected.
  • Registration must be done by 09/30/20. You will not be able to make any changes to your entry after 10/17/20.
  • Last day to submit your performance video by 10/24/2020. We will not accept performance videos after the deadline.
  • You must submit your entry video to ICS by October 10/24/20 midnight by upload your video on a shared drive (e.g. google drive) and share the link with us by emailing the link to diwali@jaxics.org

 

For Audio/Video you must follow the below Video recording guidelines

 

  1. Should be 1080p, 4K.
  2. Should be shot horizontally - landscape mode
  3. Camera(s) should be on a stable surface or usage of gimbal stabilizers are recommended
  4. Recordings should be smooth without abrupt moves.
  5. Make sure the subject is in focus and ensure adequate lighting.
  6. Audio can be recorded in the video but when doing so make sure there are no other disturbances. If the above is not possible then send the audio as a separate file and we will add the audio to the video.
  7. Please ensure you don’t clutter the video with too many special effects but if you do make sure the effects are optimized and the frame rates don’t suffer.

Key Dates

Registration Opens -  September 12, 2020

Registration Closes: September 30, 2020

Group Photo for Cultural Performances Due: September 30, 2020

Video Recording of Your Cultural Performance Due: October 24, 2020


Rules for Rangoli Contest

Theme of the Rangoli : Indian culture

  • Must register to participate
  • Participants must be ICS members
  • Last Day to register your entry:  09/30/2020
  • No Stencils allowed 
  • Maximum time to complete Rangoli is 2 hours
  • Only one entry per participant allowed (either solo or group).
  • To submit your participation entry, you need to submit a collection of the following 4 pictures
    • Picture 1:  You with rangoli when you are starting Rangoli
    • Picture 2:  When you are at the middle of the rangoli (partially completed)
    • Picture 3:  You and the final rangoli
    • Picture 4:  Close up of the finished rangoli
  • Pictures should be very clear.
  • Do not include any name in the rangoli or pictures, we will assign each submission a unique code
  • To submit your entry, email your pictures to DiwaliContests@jaxics.org
  • Last Day for final submission of your entry with rangoli pics: 10/17/2020
  • No late entries will be accepted for registration after 9/30/2020 and ICS will not consider any late submissions from registered participants after 10/17/2020

Judging Criteria -

All entries will be scored on a combined score of the two Public Voting scores. (50% each)

  • Score 1: Number of Facebook likes (only on ICS Jacksonville Facebook page)
  • Score 2: Number of votes in Facebook Poll
  • All pictures will be uploaded on the ICS Facebook page on 10/24/2020
  • ll likes received till 11/7/2020 NOON will be considered
  • Facebook poll will also GoLive on 10/24/2020 and will close on 11/7/2020 NOON
  • You can invite your friends and family to like your entry on the ICS Facebook page.
  • One (1) Participation prize per entry
  • Number of winners vary based on number of entries
    • Less than 10 entries - only 1 winner
    • 10 -15 entries - 2 winners
    • 16 and above - 3 winners

Creative Diwali Wishes Contest

This Diwali share your best wishes to our community in a unique and special way. Participate in our “ Creative Diwali wishes” Contest – Diwali wishes from your family to your ICS community.

To participate record a short video showing your creative ways to wishing our ICS community and send your videos to us. Your video will be posted on our ICS Facebook page. The three most liked videos will be recognized and awarded in our ICS Diwali celebration.

Rules for Creative Diwali wish Contest :

  • All participants performing in the video must be current ICS members.
  • Video length should be strictly between 30 second to 1 minute. The minimum video length should be 30 seconds and the video should not exceed more than 1 minute.
  • You must be in appropriate attire and your video must depict / narrate your unique Diwali traditions in your family.  For example- Diwali special Food, Sweets, Unique Diwali decoration etc.
  • No face covering or mask allowed in the video.
  • Do not demonstrate any hazardous material or weapon in the video.
  • Contest participation limits to adult couples or family. Kids only participation is strictly prohibited. Kids can participate with family; kids must be accompanied by parents in the video.
  • The video should be recorded with 1080p, 4K quality standard.
  • Soundtracks are allowed with the video (Participants are solely responsible for copyright related to their video. ICS will not be responsible for any copyright issues.)
  • Good lighting, no shaking, and clear sound are must for the video.
  • Registration will start from 09/30/20.
  • Contest videos will not be accepted after the deadline.
  • You must submit your entry video to ICS by October 10/17/20 midnight by upload your video on a shared drive (e.g. google drive) and share the link with us by emailing the link to DiwaliContests@jaxics.org .

 

Judging Criteria:

All entries will be scored on a combined score of the two Public Voting scores. (50% each)

  • Score 1: Number of Facebook likes (only on ICS Jacksonville Facebook page)
  • Score 2: Number of votes in Facebook Poll
  • All videos will be uploaded on the ICS Facebook page on 10/24/2020
  • All likes received till 11/7/2020 NOON will be considered
  • Facebook poll will also GoLive on 10/24/2020 and will close on 11/7/2020 NOON
  • You can invite your friends and family to like your entry on the ICS Facebook page.
  • One (1) Participation prize per entry
  • Number of winners vary based on number of entries
    • Less than 10 entries - only 1 winner
    • 10 -15 entries - 2 winners
    • 16 and above - 3 winners

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We look forward to having a fun and entertaining evening, so let's rock it!!

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