Events

Sports Day

Date/Time
June 4: Registration deadline; June 11: Carrom & Chess; July 9: Volleyball & Throwball

It's time to get some exercise and enjoy a fun filled  ICS 2022 Sports Day.

There are various game competitions:

Carrom and Chess - June 11, 2022 at SouthEast Regional Library

Volleyball and Throwball - July 9, 2022 at JJVA  sports complex

Due to limited spots and arena availability especially for the team sports, we recommend submitting your entry as soon as possible.

Participation fee for each event is
$10 for each ICS Member participant

$20 for each Non-ICS member participant

To promote active competition and representation from all Indian organizations in Jacksonville, ICS is offering $5 discount per non-ICS member participant if participant is a member of a regional organization (like GSNEF, TAJA, JTM, Marathi Mandal, RAJA, Bengali Association etc.) and the entry is submitted by that regional organization President.

Multiple entries from same regional organization is permitted.

For any questions, please email [email protected]

Following are the games planned as well as participation rules for each of the games.

More games may be added.

LAST DAY TO REGISTER -  FRIDAY JUNE 4, 2022

AWARD CEREMONY AT INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION IN AUGUST 2022

Sports Day poster

Carrom - Singles Only  (Event Date - Saturday June 11, 2022)

  1. Minimum age of the player should be age 8 and above. 
  2. You will need to send your age with this registration as we will have to divide the participants in different age groups (8 years - 12 years , 13 years - 16 years, 16+ years)
  3. Please read the rules before you come in.
  4. If you or your child is going to participate in both games be prepared to stay longer.

NOTE: ICS needs carrom board sets to host the tournament, more boards allows to complete the competition in timely manner. If you have a carrom board that you can bring to the tournament, please email [email protected]

Fees for ICS members -- $10 per person
Fees for ICS Non-members -- $20 per person

Carrom Rules Carrom Registration Form

Chess (Event Date - Saturday June 11, 2022)

  1. Minimum age of the player should be age 7 and above. You will be playing against a boy or a girl in your age group (8 years - 12 years , 13 years - 16 years, 16+ years).
  2. You will need to send your age with this registration as we will have to divide the participants in different age groups.
  3. Please bring your own Chess board and Pieces.
  4. Please download the Chess Clock App on your phone.
  5. Please read the rules before you come in.
  6. If you or your child is going to participate in both games be prepared to stay longer.

Fees for ICS members -- $10 per person
Fees for ICS Non-members -- $20 per person

Chess Rules Chess Registration Form

Volleyball (Men) (Event Date - Saturday July 9, 2022)

  1. Minimum age of the player should be age 16 and Above
  2. Each team needs to have max 9 players. Please note that only 6 players will play at any time on the court.
  3. If you are sending registration for the complete team then please include at least 6 players names in the form submission.

Fees for ICS members -- $10 per person
Fees for ICS non- members -- $20 per person

Volleyball Rules Volleyball Registration Form

Throwball (Women) (Event Date - Saturday July 9, 2022)

  1. Minimum age of the player should be age 16 and Above
  2. Each team needs to have max 9 players. Please note that only 7 players will play at any time on the court.
  3. If you are sending registration for the complete team then please include all players names in the submission.

Fees for ICS members -- $10 per person
Fees for ICS Non-members -- $20 per person

Throwball Rules Throwball Registration Form

 

Holi

Date/Time
Carnival games, Food, DJ, Dance, BollyX workout, Drinks, Music and Colors
RSVP Form

Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville present Festival of Colors - Holi!

ICS invite you to celebrate Festival of Colors - Holi with your family & friends to shower in happiness and celebrate the colors of life! 

ICS has planned a variety of fun competitions for kids and adults, dance scrumptious food, famous ICS Thandai, along with classic carnival games, popcorn, cotton candy etc. for children. The day will be filled with array of events and it will end with a riot of colors. Don't miss out, come and join the fun!

FREE ADMISSION TO THE EVENT

FREE DRINK TICKET* TO FIRST 50 ATTENDEES THAT COME BEFORE 11:30 am

Know Before You go

Holi Poster

 

Valentine's Karaoke Nite

Date/Time
RSVP Form
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Spend your special day with friends, family, and that special loved one serenading them with your favorite songs on Karaoke, at a fantastic venue.

Bartram Springs Clubhouse

14530 E Cherry Lake Dr,

Jacksonville, FL 32258

  • Discounted pricing for ICS members
  • Children Under 5 are free
  • Cost includes dinner and fun

You can request your favorite songs, as long as they are available as a public link. YouTube has thousands of Hindi Karaoke Songs.

Song Request Form

2022 Valentine's Bollywood Karaoke Party poster

India Day

Date/Time
2022 India Day Celebration
RSVP Form
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2022 India Day Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville (ICS) invites you to join the upcoming celebrations for the 73nd Indian Republic Day, on January 22, 2022

As part of the 2022 Republic Day Celebrations, we have many contests and multicultural events planned for the evening. 

·      Poster Competition for Children (JANUARY 15, 2022 @ 3PM SouthEast Regional Library)

·      Fancy Dress Competition for Children

·      Cultural Performances


Details/Rules/Information for the Poster Competition:

1.     The event is open to all members of the community (ICS members and non-ICS members). This will be an in-person contest (Contest Date: January 15, 2022 @ 3pm South East Regional Library) 

2.     Theme: 

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

3.     Registration: FREE for 2022 ICS Members; $5 for non-members. Registration opens December 5, 2021 and ends midnight on January 9, 2022.

4.     Judges Selection Criteria: All entries will be judged by our judges who qualified art practitioners.

6.     One entry per participant

7.     Children can use any paint medium

8.     Poster paper size 9x11 and up and will be provided by ICS for onsite contest

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 during the cultural celebration on January 22nd, 2022.


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   Superstars of India (National Leaders, Sports Personalities, Scientists, Famous Personalities that highlight the Indian Achievements).

3.    Registration: FREE for 2022 ICS Members; $5 for non-members. Registration opens December 5, 2021 and ends midnight on January 9, 2022.

4.     Judges Selection Criteria: All entries will be judged by our judges who qualified art practitioners.

6.     One entry per participant

7.     Only solo performance on stage is allowed for a minimum of 1 minute and maximum of 3 minutes.

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 costume and presentation skills.

10.  Prizes will be announced during the cultural celebration on January 22th, 2022.



 Details/Rules/Information for Cultural Performances:

1.     There will be a maximum of 20 cultural performances and registrations will be on a first come basis:

o   Group Dance / Singing (minimum 4 participants)

o   Solo Dance / Singing (maximum of 5 participants will be selected on first come first served basis)

o   Other Cultural Performances highlighting the rich culture of India (minimum of 4 participants)

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 and 30 seconds

4.     No Group Name or Business name should display as part of the costumes, or part of the performance or group name. 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.     Registration: FREE for 2022 ICS Members; $5 for each non-member performer. Registration opens December 5, 2021 and ends midnight on January 9, 2022.

2022 ICS Youth Committee Member Registration

Date/Time

PLEASE LOG IN USING YOUR ICS MEMBERSHIP DETAILS TO SUBMIT THE REGISTRATION FORM


2022 ICS YOUTH COMMITTEE MEMBERS

The ICS Youth Committee is a Very Active and Integral part of the Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville.

The objective of the ICS Youth Committee or ICS YC as its fondly called is to introduce the younger generation of Indians to the Indian culture and teach through immersion.

We invite and encourage the younger generations to become active members of the 2022 ICS Youth Committee.

Registration starts - December 5th, 2021

LAST DATE for submitting your registration is Jan 9th, 2022.

Following are the advantage of joining youth committee for your children:

o   Get volunteer hours

o   Learn teamwork and make more friends

o   It is platform where your children can come forward and show their talent

Following are some the guidelines you as a parent as well as youth committee member should be aware of:

    • You need to be a 2022 ICS member for your child to participate in Youth Committee.

    • To get proper volunteer hours each child will need to sign in and sign out when they come to any meeting or events. There will be a signing sheet at every meeting and event.

    • The hours will be approved based on the completion of the task or responsibility assigned to you by Youth Committee leadership.

    •  The communications between Youth Committee team members happens in a "WhatsApp" group that each Youth Committee member will be part of.

    • It is not only important to do well on the tasks/duties assigned but also how well you carry them out and work with others.

    • Be punctual, courteous to others, share new ideas and have fun

    • The volunteer hours will be tracked by the Youth Committee officers and the Youth Committee Mentor throughout the year.

    • You must be in grade 9th – 12th (High School) ·

·    LAST DATE TO SUBMIT  YOUR 2022 ICS Youth Committee Member APPLICATION for 2022 is JAN,9th 2022

 

Diwali

Date/Time
ICS Diwali Dhamaka 2021 on Saturday December 4, 2021 - 3 pm

ICS Diwali Dhamaka 2021 is around the corner. 

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

It is time for the long awaited Annual JAX ICS Diwali Dhamaka 2021 EventThe event will be in person and we will  follow State and CDC guidelines.

 The "ICS Diwali Dhamaka 2021” is an ICS Member Event

  • All attendees and participants must be 2022 ICS members.

  • 2022 memberships Sign-up / Renewals are NOW OPEN.

To Sign-up / Renew your 2022 ICS Membership, please log in to your JAXICS account

2021 Diwali Dhamaka Poster

Diwali Fashion Show
 

Performing Groups

To register your performance, please log in to your JAXICS account
Your registration deadline is Sunday November 14, 2021
Guidelines for Performing Groups:
  • Performance time 4.30 minutes (we have increased the performance time based on our member feedback).
  • Minimum Group Size 6 members (we have reduced the group size from 10 to 6 keeping our members safety in mind)
  • Groups with children under 12 years of age have the option to send in a recorded performance. (Please note that the date to turn in the recorded entry will be at least 3 weeks prior to the event).
  • To allow for maximum members to participate, one member can participate in only  one performance .
  • To allow for maximum members to participate, one choreographer can get maximum of 5 performances.

NOTE: If you are submitting a recorded performance, your deadline to submit your performance video is Sunday November 14, 2021

Diwali Fashion Show

Calling all members for an opportunity to be on stage and showcase your Diwali dressing spirit

THEME: My Diwali Attire

Guidelines

  • Must be 2021-2022 ICS member
  • One entry per individual, cannot do individual and/or couple and/or family
  • Maximum 5 people if submitting entry as family
  • Fireworks, candles or matchsticks CANNOT be used as part of attire
  • Must submit entry by Sunday November 14, 2021

2022 ICS Youth Executive Committee - Nominations Open

Date/Time

PLEASE LOG IN USING YOUR ICS MEMBERSHIP DETAILS TO SUBMIT THE NOMINATION FORM

                              2022 ICS YOUTH EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

                                        Nomination Open for 2022

This Form is for Current ICS Youth Committee Members that have served during 2021.

Please feel free to apply for the 2022 YC Executive positions using the RSVP Form. 

 

                     Last Date to submit your nominations is Nov 28, 2021

The ICS YC leadership positions for 2022 (President, Vice President and Secretary, Communications Director) will be selected based on the following criteria:

  1. Total Number of hours you volunteered with ICS in 2019,2020 and 2021. This carries 70% Weight as it speaks about your commitment to work and ICS over a period of time.
  2. Feedback from previous year’s ICS EC team and Youth mentor (Who ever receives highest votes). This carries 30% Weight as it speaks about your team spirit.
  3. You will be considered only for the positions that you apply for.  You can apply for multiple positions.
    • You must be a Junior in High School to be considered for the President position.
    • You can be a sophomore or Junior in High School to be considered for all other positions.
  4. You need to be an 2022 ICS member (family membership) to participate in Youth Committee.

 

 

2021 ICS Talent Show

Date/Time
Live streaming on JAXICS YouTube channel
RSVP Form
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Talent Show 2021

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Free for members, $10 per participant for Non-Members

Non-members can pay at https://jaxics.org/form/payment 

Enter the requested information and $10 per participant fee in the amount section. Under Notes, please enter "Got talent 2021" and participant’s name

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Send in videos to compete in the talent show, run by our Youth Committee! Look forward to a show full of Jacksonville’s talents complete with a community vote on social media and judged by professionals!

Details and Rules for Talent Show

  • Deadline for Registration along with Video submission: September 17th, 2021
  • Age groups: 4-6, 7-10, 11-16, 17 and up
  • Performances must be 2-4 minutes long
  • Can be Solo or Group (upto 3 participants)
  • One performance per participant
  • No language restrictions
  • Top 3 performers in each age group will receive prizes if we have more than 5 entries. Otherwise only one will be the winner per age group
  • Winners decided based on 50% community vote on Social Media and 50% judges score
  • Non-members pay $10 per participant to register

Video Submission Guidelines

  • Filmed horizontally and in 1080p
  • A few seconds at the beginning and end for editing purposes
  • Upload your video on your Google drive and provide us the link in the Description Section of the Registration form. The video link must be submitted in the Registration Form for the entry to be considered complete.

For any inquiry or information on video submission, contact: [email protected]

75th Independence Day

Date/Time
Online Event
RSVP Form
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India's 75th Independence Day Celebration

Food Partner - Minerva Indian Restaurant (Under New Management)

Join us at the event page 

 

Here is the Link to our YouTube Page

You can also comment and support to the performers and contest winners at this year's India Independence Day celebration on our Facebook page

We look forward to your participation