Sanskriti Contest Rules

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Jan 31: Thank you for your interest in Sanskriti 2019. Online registrations are now closed.

You can register on-site for all the Walk-In contests and some OFF-STAGE contests on the 2 event days – Feb 1 and Feb 2.

For information on all the contests and schedule please visit – http://radhakrishnatemple.net/sanskriti/

Onstage Contests:

Competition

Theme

Time limit

Items to bring

Remarks

Fancy Dress Contest

  • Group 1: 0-1 year.
  • Group 2: 1-3 yrs.
  • Group 3: 4-6 yrs.
  • Group 5: 7-9 yrs.
  • Group 6: 10 yrs+.

Bharatiya Sanskriti

1 min

Required Props,

Required Audio

Background music (if required) audio file as .MP3 format will have to be uploaded before January 25th to the Google drive upload link which is provided during the registration as well as the confirmation email.
Eco Dress Contest

  • Group 1: 0-1 year.
  • Group 2: 1-3 yrs.
  • Group 3: 4-6 yrs.
  • Group 5: 7-9 yrs.
  • Group 6: 10 yrs+.

 

N/A

1 min

Required Props,

Required Audio

Background music (if required) audio file as .MP3 format will have to be uploaded before January 25th to the Google drive upload link which is provided during the registration as well as the confirmation email.
Singing Contest

  • Solo performance
    • Group 1: 4-6 yrs.
    • Group 2: 7-9 yrs.
    • Group 3: 10-12 yrs.
    • Group 4: 13-18 yrs.
    • Group 5: 18+.

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  • Group performance
    • Group 1: 4-6 yrs.
    • Group 2: 7-9 yrs.
    • Group 3: 10-12 yrs.
    • Group 4: 13-18 yrs.
    • Group 5: 18+.

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Classical

Semi-Classical

Bhajans

3 min

Shruthi Box, Accompanying instruments, if required.

Karoke (if required) audio file as .MP3 format will have to be uploaded before January 25th to the Google drive upload link which is provided during the registration as well as the confirmation email.
An accompanying percussion instrument is recommended for enhanced singing performance.
Dance Contest

  • Solo performance
    • Group 1: 4-6 yrs.
    • Group 2: 7-9 yrs.
    • Group 3: 10-12 yrs.
    • Group 4: 13-18 yrs.
    • Group 5: 18+.

    .

  • Group performance
    • Group 1: 4-6 yrs.
    • Group 2: 7-9 yrs.
    • Group 3: 10-12 yrs.
    • Group 4: 13-18 yrs.
    • Group 5: 18+.

    .

Classical

Semi-Classical

Folk

Solo 4 min

Group 5 min

Required Props,

Required Audio

Music for the dance performance will have to be uploaded in .MP3 format before January 25th to Google drive upload link which is provided during the registration as well as the confirmation email.
Acting Contest

  • Solo performance
    • Group 1: 4-6 yrs.
    • Group 2: 7-9 yrs.
    • Group 3: 10-12 yrs.
    • Group 4: 13-18 yrs.
    • Group 5: 18+.

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  • Group performance
    • Group 1: 4-6 yrs.
    • Group 2: 7-9 yrs.
    • Group 3: 10-12 yrs.
    • Group 4: 13-18 yrs.
    • Group 5: 18+.

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  • Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Lohri/Uttarayan/Magh Bihu/Poush Sankranti.
  • Ramayan.
  • Shri Krishna.
  • Shri Ganesh.

Solo 3 min

Group 5 min

Required Props,

Required Audio

Music/Dialog for the acting performance will have to be uploaded in .MP3 format before January 25th to Google drive upload link which is provided during the registration as well as the confirmation email.

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Offstage Contests:

Competition

Theme

Time limit

Items to bring

Remarks


Chess Contest

NA

NA

NA

Children are urged to bring their own chess kits

Chess Rules and Regulations

Impromptu Speech

  • Group 1: 7-9 yrs.
  • Group 2: 10-12 yrs.
  • Group 3: 13+.

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: 4-6 yrs.
  • Group 2: 7-9 yrs.
  • Group 3: 10-12 yrs.
  • Group 4: 13+.
  • Sages of Bharat.
  • Memoirs of my visit to Bharat.
  • My favorite story (Lord Shri Krishna, Ramayan, Avatars of Lord Vishnu, Mahabharat, Bhakta Prahlad, Lord Shri Ganesh, Lord Shiva).

2-4 mins

NA

NA
Presentation Contest

  • Group 1: 4-6 yrs.
  • Group 2: 7-9 yrs.
  • Group 3: 10 yrs+.
  • Bharat – The Vedic land of great Sages.
  • My favorite trip to Bharat.
  • Influence of Hinduism on Hollywood movies.
  • Shri Bhagwad Gita – The Song of Bhagwan.
  • Sanatan Dharm – A Way of Life.
  • The Iron Man of Bharat – Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

4-7 mins

Powerpoint presentation with maximum 12 slides


PowerPoint with maximum 12 slides, will have to be uploaded in .PPT format before January 25th to Google drive upload link which is provided during the registration as well as the confirmation email.
Instrument playing contest

  • Group 1: 7-9 yrs.
  • Group 2: 10-12 yrs.
  • Group 3: 13+ years.
Classical Semi-classical Bhajan

3 mins

Respective instruments, Shruti Box (if required)

  • Any Indian instrument like violin, veena, mridangam, tabla etc..
Recitation Contest

  • Group 1: 4-6 yrs.
  • Group 2: 7-9 yrs.
  • Group 3: 10+ yrs.
Any Sanskrit Sloka or verses from Hindu Scriptures

3 mins

Bring your Sholka(s) in a doc format that you will recite within time limit specified

Submit the doc with Shlokas before January 25th to the Google drive upload link which is provided during the registration as well as the confirmation email.
Yoga Contest

  • Group 1: 4-6 yrs.
  • Group 2: 7-9 yrs.
  • Group 3: 10-17 yrs.
  • Group 4: Adults.
Any Yogasans/Pranayams

4 mins

Bring your Yogasans and/or Pranayams in a doc format that you will perform within time limit specified

  • Yoga mat will be provided.
  • Background music (if required) audio file as .MP3 format and a doc with Yogasans/Pranayams will have to be uploaded before January 25th to the Google drive upload link which is provided during the registration as well as the confirmation email..
Carrom Contest

  • Group 1: Adults.
  • Group 2: Kids.

N/A

1 hour

NA

Carrom Rules and Regulations

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Walk in Contests:

Competition

Theme

Time limit

Items to bring

Remarks

Coloring Contest

  • Group 1: 4-6 yrs.
  • Group 2: 7-9 yrs.
  • Group 3: 10-17 yrs.

Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Lohri/Uttarayan/Magh Bihu/Poush Sankranti

45 mins

Crayons,

Color pencils, Pencils, Eraser, Sharpener

Pictures will be provided on a 8.5X11 sheet for each age-groups that they can then color.
Drawing Contest

  • Group 1: 4-6 yrs.
  • Group 2: 7-9 yrs.
  • Group 3: 10-17 yrs.

Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Lohri/Uttarayan/Magh Bihu/Poush Sankranti

60 mins

Pencils,

Eraser,

Sharpener, Water Color

Drawing sheet of size 9X12 for each age-groups will be provided.
Painting Contest

  • Group 1: 7-9 yrs.
  • Group 2: 10-12 yrs.
  • Group 3: 13+ yrs.

Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Lohri/Uttarayan/Magh Bihu/Poush Sankranti

90 mins

Paintbrush,

Easel,

Paint/Water color/Acrylic

A Canvas 11″ X 14″ size, will be provided.
Essay Writing Contest

  • Group 1: 7-9 yrs.
  • Group 2: 10-12 yrs.
  • Group 3: 13+ yrs.
  • Importance of Mandirs in our life.
  • Value of Seva in Sanatan Dharm.
  • My relationship with Bhagwan.
  • Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam: Inherent Message of Sanatan Dharm.
  • Bharat, The Golden Bird that the Explorers seeked.

 45 mins

Pen,

Pencils,

Eraser,

Sharpener

  • Writing paper will be provided.
  • Essay not to exceed 1000 words.
Word Search Contest

  • Group 1: 4-6 yrs.
  • Group 2: 7-9 yrs.
  • Group 3: 10+ yrs.

NA

15 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.
Age 5 to 8

  • My Best Friend Krishna & Ramayan.
  • Indian Symbols and festivals.

Age 9 to 12

  • 24 Avatars of Shri Vishnu & Mahabharat.
  • Indian Symbols and festivals.

Age 13 and above

  • Essence of Hinduism.
  • Indian Symbols, Saints and festivals.

45 mins

Pencils, erasers, sharpeners

NA
Sudoku Contest

  • Group 1: 4-6 yrs.
  • Group 2: 7-9 yrs.
  • Group 3: 10+ yrs.

NA

30 mins

Pencil, Sharpener, Eraser

Sudoku sheet will be provided

*Feb 1st: Walk-in between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM, registration required.

*Feb 2nd: Walk-in between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, registration required.

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Adult Contests:

Competition

Theme

Time limit

Items to bring

Remarks

Rangoli Contest

  • Adults contest.

  • Makar Sankranti/Pongal/Lohri/Uttarayan/Magh Bihu/Poush Sankranti.

60 mins

Rangoli colors/grains/flowers/materials as required.

Foam board as a surface to make Rangoli  will be provided
Mehendi Contest

  • Adults contest.

NA

60 mins

Mehendi Cones

You are welcome to bring a family member or friend to put Mehendi on, after paying the entry fee. Otherwise we will have volunteers to assist you to showcase your talent. 
Sankriti Craft Contest

  • Group: Adults.
Lord Shri Ganesh

60 mins

Any environment friendly household items like fruits,vegetables, flowers, leaves, grains, etc

See Sample Craft Ideas

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Online Contests:

Deadline for both Registration and Submission for Online contests is on Jan 25th.

Competition

Theme

Time limit

Items to bring

Remarks

Short Story Contest

  • Group 1: Under 10.
  • Group 2: 10 & Above.
Group 1:

  • Max word limit: 800.
  • Theme: Kindness.

Group 2:

  • Max word limit: 1200.
  • Theme: Respect.
NA NA Original story should be submitted in word document by Jan 25th to Sanskriti.rktdallas@gmail.com. Please send your entry along with contestant name and age.
Book Review Contest

  • Group 1: Under 10.
  • Group 2: 10 & Above.

Write about the profound effect of the book you have read and how it changed your outlook!

Group 1:

  • Max word limit: 800.

Group 2:

  • Max word limit: 1200.
NA NA Please submit the review with the name of the book you have read in the word document by Jan 25th to sanskriti.rktdallas@gmail.com. Please send your entry along with contestant name and age.
Chotte Kavi Contest

  • Group 1: Under 10.
  • Group 2: 10 & Above.
Group 1:

  • Max word limit: 200.
  • Theme: Kindness.

Group 2:

  • Max word limit: 400.
  • Theme: Respect.
NA NA Original poem should be submitted in word document by Jan 25th to sanskriti.rktdallas@gmail.com. Please send your entry along with contestant name and age.
Short Film Contest

  • Group 1: Under 10.
  • Group 2: 10 & Above.

Original or Animated film themed around Kindness or Respect as mentioned.

Group 1:

  • Theme: Kindness.

Group 2:

  • Theme: Respect.
3 mins NA Original film should be submitted by Jan 25th to sanskriti.rktdallas@gmail.com. Please send your entry along with contestant name and age.

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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..

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Carrom Rules and Regulations:

Striking

  • For each strike, the player must position the striker within the baseline OR on one of the two circles at either end of the baseline.
  • A striker within the baseline must touch both the front line and the rear line.
  • The striker may not be placed partially within the baseline and partially within the circle.
  • The striker cannot be flicked using Thumb finger or strike backwards.
  • A piece that is on or behind the front baseline must not be struck by the striker until the striker has crossed the front baseline.
  • In striking, the player’s hand or arm must not cross the diagonal foul lines at either end of the baseline.

Basic rules

  • For the very first turn, the player is allowed three attempts to “break” i.e. disturb the central group of counters.(or) using toss can be decided who starts first.
  • It doesn’t matter which piece the striker hits first and it doesn’t matter if the striker hits no pieces.
  • If a the striker pockets the Red and/or one or more pieces of her own colour, the player retrieves the striker and takes another strike.
  • If the player pockets no pieces or commits a foul, the turn finishes.

Covering the Red

  • A player may only pocket and cover the Red if that player has already pocketed at least one piece of that player’s colour.
  • Should a player pocket the Red before being permitted to cover it, the turn continues but the Red is returned to the centre at the end of the turn.
  • If a player pockets the Red and one of his/her own pieces in the same turn, this counts and that player has covered the Red. Such a player must have already pocketed at least one piece in order to cover the Red as per normal.
  • When a player pockets the Red but does not cover it, the Red is returned as near as possible to the centre circle by the opponent.

Other Rules

  • Pieces returned to the centre can be placed on top of other pieces within the main circle.
  • If pieces come to rest standing on their edge or overlapping another piece, they are left as they are until moved again in the normal course of play.
  • If the striker comes to rest under another piece, the striker should be removed with as little disturbance to the covering piece as possible.

Fouls

When a player commits a foul, the turn comes to an end immediately and a penalty is incurred. The penalty is that one pocketed piece is returned to the board by the opponent anywhere within the main circle. Any other pieces requiring to be returned to the board are also placed within the main circle by the opponent. It is normal for pieces to be positioned in order to confer an advantage for the opponent.

  • The striker is pocketed.
  • The striker or any other piece leaves the board. Need to returned to the centre.
  • A player pockets an opponent’s piece. If the Red was also pocketed, it is returned to the centre by the opponent together with the penalty piece. Any other pieces pocketed in the same strike remain pocketed.
  • A player pockets the final opponent’s piece. Regardless of whether the Red has been covered, the opponent’s piece is returned to the centre in addition to the penalty piece.
  • A player pockets the final piece before the Red has been covered. In this case both the pocketed piece and a penalty piece are returned to the centre.
  • A player touches any piece in play, other than the striker.
  • The first player to strike fails to break the counters in three attempts.
  • Where a penalty is incurred but no pocketed pieces exist to return, the penalty is “owed” until a piece becomes available. If a penalty is owed, when a piece becomes available due to being pocketed, the piece is returned to the centre by the opponent at the end of the turn. Should the opponent forget to do this before the start of the next turn, any owed penalties are lost.

Scoring

  • At the end of the game the winner scores 1 point for each opponent’s piece left on the board.
  • If the winner has less than 24 points and the winner also covered the Red, a bonus 5 points are scored.
  • If the winner has 24 or more points, then no points are scored for covering the Red.
  • The maximum score for one game is therefore 14 points. A match is played to 29 points.

Note

Please select all the contests the child would like to participate before registering. Once submitted it will not be possible to register again with the same email id

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