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 Essay Contest for IndiaFEST 2015: Hemant Bhavsar, Dr. Sushma Parekh, Darshna Shah 


Essay contest...
 

Please submit before February 7th, 2015

IndiaFEST 2015 Committee and Palm Beach India Association are sponsoring an essay contest to promote an awareness of Indias rich cultural heritage. The essay contest is open to students of South Florida schools.

Essay topic:
The students are asked to write an essay on the question described below in accordance to the current year of school they are in attendance.  

     
     

Submission guidelines
     
Categories :  

1. Students in grades 1 through 5
2. Students in grades 6 through 8
3. Students in grades 9 through 12
 

Essay length :

1. Students in grades 1 through 5
Entries must contain  up to 500 words

2. Students in grades 6 through 8
Entries must contain  up to 750 words

3. Students in grades 9 through 12
Entries must contain  up to 1000 words

 

Submission dead-line :

Midnight, February 7th, 2015

Submission emailed to :

essay@sfindiafest.com

Criteria : Essays evaluated on content (70%), style (20%), and grammar (10%).
Judging :

Committee comprised of school teachers

Winners : Winners will be announced and prizes will be awarded on February 21st at IndiaFEST 2015, Meyer Amphitheater
     
 

 

 Category 1 : Elementary SCHOOL (Grades 1 through 5) 

Please mention your category, name, address, phone number, grade and email address while submitting the essay.

The topics for essay are-

1) My fun part of visiting India

2) Impact of Indian TV shows on me and my family

3) Indian Ironman: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

The prizes are as follows:

Level Prize Price
Gold First Place $ 200
Silver Second Place $ 100
Bronze Third Place $ 50

 

 Category 2 : MIDDLE SCHOOL (Grades 6 through 8) 

Please mention your category, name, address, phone number, grade and email address while submitting the essay.

The topics for essay are-

1) Importance of family in India

2) Choice of Hollywood versus Bollywood

3) Water and Electricity: Scarcity versus necessity

The prizes are as follows:

Level Prize Price
Gold First Place $ 300
Silver Second Place $ 200
Bronze Third Place $ 100
 Category 3 : HIGH SCHOOL (Grades 9 through 12) 

Please mention your category, name, address, phone number, grade and email address while submitting the essay.

The topics for essay are-

1) Common misconception about Indian culture versus religion

2) Career being a Saint/regligious leader: Spiritual journey or a successful career selection

3) Impact of Indian software industry on global world

The prizes are as follows:

Level Prize Price
Gold First Place $ 400
Silver Second Place $ 300
Bronze Third Place $ 200
 
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