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India Day Quiz Winners

The Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville (ICS) invites you to join the upcoming celebrations for the 72nd Indian Republic Day, on January 30, 2021

Our ICS Event Directors for the 2021 India Day Celebration are:

Mr. Lokesh Sharma and Mrs. Surabhi Thapliyal 

As part of the 2021 Republic Day Celebrations, we have many contests and multicultural events planned for the evening. 

·      Poster Competition for Children

·      Fancy Dress Competition for Children

·      Cultural Performances 

·       We also have a Live Quiz planned for you as part of the main multicultural event on January 30, 2021!!! So, get ready and sharpen your fact skills about Indian history, current affairs and entertainment!


Details/Rules/Information for the Poster Competition:

1.     The event is open to all members of the community (ICS members and non-ICS members)

2.     Theme: 

o   Beautiful India (Monuments, Achievements, Festivals, Traditions, Costumes that highlight the beauty of India).

3.     Registration: No Registration required. Submissions are open! All entries will be locked at midnight on 01/15/2021.

4.     Entries will be displayed on the ICS Facebook for public voting: Starting 01/16/21 - To: 01/23/2021 (12.00 A.M.)

5.     Judges Selection Criteria: All entries will be judged by our judges who qualified art practitioners (60% weight) and number of Facebook likes received by each entry on the ICS page (40 % weight).

6.     One entry per participant

7.     Children can use any paint medium

8.     Poster paper size 9x11 and up. NOTE: Please do not write the participant name on the poster.

9.     There will be three age groups:

o   4 years – 6 years

o   7 years – 10 years

o   11 years – 15 years

10.  3 winners will be awarded in each category. Judges will score participants based on concept, creativity and drawing skills.

11.  Prizes will be announced and awarded during the cultural celebration on January 30th, 2021.

12.  NOTE: To submit your entry, please upload your Poster to your google drive and share the link in an email to: [email protected] with the following information:

·       Full First and Last Name of Participant

·       Parents Full Name

·       Link to your google drive with the Poster file

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR POSTER ENTRY


Details/Rules/Information for the Fancy Dress Competition:

1.     The event is open to all members of the community (ICS members and non-ICS members)

2.     Theme: 

o   Indian National Heroes (National Leaders, Sports Personalities, Scientists, Famous Personalities that highlight the Indian Achievements).

3.     Registration: No Registration required. Submissions are open! All entries will be locked at midnight on 01/15/2021.

4.     Entries will be displayed on the ICS Facebook for public voting: Starting 01/16/21 - To: 01/23/2021 (12.00 A.M.)

5.     Judges Selection Criteria: All entries will be judged by our qualified judges (60% weight) and number of Facebook likes received by each entry on the ICS page (40 % weight).

6.     One entry per participant

7.     Only solo performance is allowed for a maximum of 2 minutes. NOTE: Please do not mention the participant name in the video.

8.     There will be three age groups:

o   4 years – 6 years

o   7 years – 10 years

o   11 years – 15 years

9.     3 winners will be awarded in each category. Judges will score participants based on concept, creativity and drawing skills.

10.  Prizes will be announced and awarded during the cultural celebration on January 30th, 2021.

11.  NOTE: To submit your entry, please upload your video to your google drive and share the link in an email to: [email protected] with the following information:

·       Full First and Last Name of Participant

·       Parents Full Name

·       Link to your google drive with the Video file 

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR FANCYDRESS VIDEO ENTRY


 Details/Rules/Information for Cultural Performances:

1.     There will be a total of 10 cultural performances and registrations will be on a first come basis:

o   Group Dance (minimum 4 participants)

o   Group Song

o   Solo Dance

o   Solo Singing

o   Other Cultural Performances highlighting the rich culture of India.

2.      Theme: 

o   Keeping the patriotic occasion in mind, please refrain from using strong Bollywood music tracks. You may however use light Bollywood music with a patriotic / positive message.

3.     Duration for Each Performance: 4 minutes

4.     No Group Name or Business name should display as part of the costumes, or part of the performance. Participants/Participating group will be responsible for any copyright violations and ICS does not hold any responsibility for copyright infringement related to the performance.

5.     Last Date for Registration: 01/07/21

6.     Last Date for uploading performance video: 01/15/21

7.     NOTE: Please Register your group by 01/07/21 and then Submit your Performance Video. To submit your performance, please upload your video to your google drive and share the link in an email to: [email protected] with the following information:

·       Group Name (for Group Performances) Or Full First and Last Name for Solo Performance

·       Link to your google drive with the Performance file

8.       NOTE: For Audio/Video you must follow the below Video recording guidelines:

·       Should be 1080p or 4K.

·       Should be shot horizontally - landscape mode

·       Camera(s) should be on a stable surface or usage of gimbal stabilizers are recommended

·       Recordings should be smooth without abrupt moves.

·       Make sure the subject is in focus and ensure adequate lighting.

·       Audio should be recorded in the video but when doing so make sure there are no other disturbances.

·       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.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR CULTURAL PERFORANCE REGISTRATION