ONSTAGE CONTESTS:

Competition Theme Time limit Items to bring Remarks
Fancy Dress Contest
  • Group 1: Below 5 yrs.
  • Group 2: 5-10 yrs.
  • Group 3: 11 yrs+.
Indian Leaders 1 min Required Props, NA
Singing Contest
  • Solo/Group
    • Group 1: 5-7 yrs
    • Group 2: 8-10 yrs
    • Group 3: 11+ yrs.
Classical
Semi-Classical
Bhajans
3 min Shruthi Box, Accompanying instruments, if required.
  • If you want any music to be played, please email to [email protected] an audio file in .MP3 format along with the name and age of contestant by January 31st, 2020.
  • Group category is determined by the eldest kid’s age in the group.
Dance Contest
  • Solo/Group
    • Group 1: 5-7 yrs
    • Group 2: 8-10 yrs.
    • Group 3: 11 yrs+.
Classical
Semi-Classical
Folk
Solo 4 min
Group 5 min
Required Props,
Required Audio
  • If you want any music to be played, please email to [email protected] an audio file in .MP3 format along with the name and age of contestant by January 31st, 2020
  • Group category is determined by the eldest kid’s age in the group. 

 

OFFSTAGE CONTESTS:

Competition Theme Time limit Items to bring Remarks
Chess Contest
  • Group 1: Below 5 yrs.
  • Group 2: 5-10 yrs.
  • Group 3: 11 yrs+
NA NA Children are urged to bring their own chess kits Chess Rules and Regulations
Impromptu Speech
  • Group 1: 7-10 yrs.
  • Group 2: 11-14 yrs.
  • Group 3: 15+ yrs.
NA 1-2 mins NA
  • Impromptu speech topic will be provided on the spot.
  • All contestants shall receive the same topic, which shall be of a general nature, and shall speak for maximum of two minutes.
  • The topic shall be of reasonable length, shall not require a detailed knowledge and should lead to an opinion or conclusion.
  • When the contest begins, all contestants except the first shall leave the room
  • After their participation, they shall sit in the room until the contest is over.
Speech Contest
  • Group 1: 5-7 yrs.
  • Group 2: 8-10 yrs
  • Group 3: 11-15 yrs.
  • Group 4: 16+ yrs.
  • Group 1: My Favorite form of God.
  • Group 2: Honesty is the best Policy.
  • Group 3: Role of social media in your personal life.
  • Group 4: What makes Life Meaningful?.
2-4 mins NA NA
Presentation Contest
  • Group 1: 7-10 yrs.
  • Group 2: 11-15 yrs.
  • Group 3: 16+ yrs.
  • Group 1: Landmark of India.
  • Group 2: My Favorite Indian leader.
  • Group 3: Least known aspect of well-known place in India .
3-4 mins Powerpoint presentation with maximum 12 slides
  • Please email presentation (.ppt file) with less than 12 slides to [email protected] along with the name and age of contestant by January 31st, 2020.
Instrument playing contest
  • Group 1: 7-10 yrs.
  • Group 2: 11-15 yrs.
  • Group 3: 16+ yrs.
Classical
Semi-classical
Bhajan
3 mins Respective instruments, Shruti Box (if required)
  • Any musical instrument like veena, sitar, tabla, violin etc.
Recitation Contest
  • Group 1: 5-7 yrs.
  • Group 2: 8-10 yrs.
  • Group 3: 11-15 yrs.
  • Group 4: 16+ yrs.
Any Sanskrit Sloka or verses from Hindu Scriptures 3 mins Bring the shloka/verse in a .doc form that you are going to perform in the time limit
  • Please email shlokas/verse (.pdf file) to [email protected] along with the name and age of contestant by January 31st, 2020
Yoga Contest
  • Group 1: 5-7 yrs.
  • Group 2: 8-10 yrs.
  • Group 3: 11-15 yrs.
  • Group 4: 16+ yrs.
Any Yogasans/Pranayams 3 mins NA
  • Yoga mat will be provided.
  • If you want background music to be played, please email to [email protected] an audio file in .MP3 format along with the name and age of contestant by January 31st, 2020.

 

WALK IN CONTESTS:

Competition Theme Time limit Items to bring Remarks
Coloring Contest
  • Group 1: 5-7 yrs..
  • Group 2: 8-10 yrs..
  • Group 3: 11+ yrs..
NA 30 mins coloring material (paint/color pencils/crayons etc.) Pictures will be provided to color.
Drawing/Painting Contest
  • Group 1: 5-7 yrs..
  • Group 2: 8-10 yrs..
  • Group 3: 11+ yrs..
Landmarks of India; Favorite place in India; Favorite Indian Leader 75 mins pencil, sharpener, eraser, coloring material (water colors, acrylic paints/color pencils/crayons etc.), paint brushes etc Sheet to draw and paint will be provided.
Essay Writing Contest
  • Group 1: 7-10 yrs.
  • Group 2: 11-15 yrs.
  • Group 3: 16+ yrs.
  • Group 1: My Favorite trip to India
  • Group 2: God helps those who help themselves.
  • Group 3: Why it’s important to be yourself?.
60 mins Pencil,
sharpener,
Eraser,.
  • Writing paper will be provided.
  • Word limit: 750 words.
Word Search Contest
  • Group 1: 5-7 yrs.
  • Group 2: 8-10 yrs.
  • Group 3: 11+ yrs.
NA 10 mins Pencil,
sharpener,
Eraser
Word search sheet will be provided
Sanskriti Quiz Contest
  • Group 1: 5-8 yrs.
  • Group 2: 9-12 yrs.
  • Group 3: 13+ yrs.
Group 1:
  • My best Friend Krishna, Ramayan, Festivals of India.
Group 2:
  • 24 Avataar of Vishnu, Mahabharat, Indian Symbols & Dances of India.
Group 3:
  • Essence of Hinduism, Indian Symbols & Saints of India.
20 mins Pencil,
sharpener,
Eraser
NA
Sudoku Contest
  • Group 1: 5-7 yrs.
  • Group 2: 8-10 yrs.
  • Group 3: 11+ yrs.
NA 20 mins Pencil,
sharpener,
Eraser
Sudoku sheet will be provided

 

CHESS RULES AND REGULATIONS:

  • Tournament (USCF Blit rules) will be in Swiss format which features a set number of rounds of competition. Number of rounds will be based on total number of entries received for Chess event. Expect to play a minimum of 2 rounds and a maximum of six rounds. Here is a link to USCF blitz rules (http:// www.uschess.org/docs/gov/reports/BlitzRulesChanges.pdf):.
  • First round of pairings will be determined based on the player’s age..
  • Every won game will fetch 2 point, lost game will fetch 0 point, and a draw game (by threefold repetition or by stalemate or by mutual agreement or by claiming insufficient material to win or by fifty-move rule or) will fetch 1 point each player..
  • This is a G/5 sudden death game which means that each player will get 5 minutes per game. Max length of each game hence is 10 minutes..
  • Touch & Move Rule will be observed; however it is the player(s) responsibility to take care of themselves..
  • Each player must press the clock with the same hand that moves the pieces, use one hand to both to move the pieces and to press the clock. First violation will be a warning and second violation will result in loss of game. However, tournament directors will not watch out for these violations. The players have to watch out and some witness (could be tournament directors also) has to be there so that we can enforce this rule..
  • If the King is in check and an illegal move is made (and the move is completed by pressing the clock) then opponent can take the King and can claim win. A player who moves his king adjacent to the opponent’s king and then attempts to claim a win under this rule based on the opponent’s failure to notice the check shall lose the game (A King can’t give check to another King).
  • If a player touches one piece, then moves another piece; and presses the clock, the opponent may press the player’s clock to force the player to move the piece touched..
  • A player who has played an illegal move (and not completed) must retract it and make a legal move with the same piece prior to pressing the clock. If no legal move exists with that piece, then he may make any other legal move with a different piece. Illegal moves unnoticed by the both players cannot be corrected afterwards. An illegal move is completed when the player presses the clock and stays unnoticed until another 5 seconds or opponent touches his own piece (to start his move). Opponent must first PAUSE the clocks, inform the player about his illegal move, and then once agreed upon mutually, start timer of the player’s clock who played illegal move. In other words, If an illegal position is created or an illegal move made without the opponent making a claim, the position stands and a claim not allowed when the opponent has determined a next move, or 5 seconds have passed, whichever is earlier..
  • An illegal move doesn’t negate a player’s right to claim on time, provided it is made prior to the opponent’s claim of an illegal move. If the claims are simultaneous, the player who made the illegal move loses..
  • Chess boards, sets will be available, however, participants might want to bring their own boards/ sets. However, not all chessboards are eligible to be used for tournament. Min square length for an eligible chess board is 2.25 inch..
  • Please bring your mobile phone/tablets loaded with chess clock app. For android systems you can use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Hefestus.ChessClock.Free and for apple systems you can use https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chess-clock-free/id858039162?mt=8.
  • There will be very minimal gap between the rounds and each round lasts for only 10 minutes, so don’t leave the tournament area or come back in time before the next round starts so that you don’t lose time on the clock. Absence of any player during any round will be considered as loss of game and the opponent will get a point automatically..
  • The decision of the tournament director is final..
  • Spectators will be allowed to roam around the area for viewing of the game(s), however, in case of there is a huge crowd gathering around specific areas, then TD might ask you to move elsewhere..