Ministry of Education is organizing an online contest for school children.

As a part of two-year commemoration period of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhiji, the Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education is organizing an online photography contest for school children. The overarching theme of the competition are Dignity of Labour and Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat.

Dignity of Labor

Gandhiji dedicated his life’s work towards uplifting the social status of all occupations, whether involving intellect or physical labor to be viewed as all work deserving equal respect and dignity. He believed both in the word and the deed of the dignity of labor.

Ek Bharat – Shrestha Bharat

India has a rich and diverse heritage in the fronts of linguistics, culture and religious threads. All of which bind together to form one national identity backed by a historical trail of cultural evolution, freedom struggle builds on the tenants of non-violence and justice. It is therefore imperative to celebrate, promote, showcase, establish and create the idea of an India as a nation and induce the spirit of Nation Building.

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Participation Guidelines 

  1. Camera to be used: Any camera, including cell phone cameras
  2. Supported Format: jpg, jpeg, png format only
  3. Maximum upload limit: Less than 10 MB
  4. Grade categories:
    • Category-1: Classes 1 to 5
    • Category – 2: Classes 6 to 8
    • Category – 3: Classes 9 to 12
  5. Number of entries permitted per student: Only one entry per child
  6. Submission by student: All students to submit their entries to their respective schools by 18th Oct 2020.
  7. Actionable for Schools: The Principal/Head of the concerned school will arrange for selection of one best photograph in each grade category and upload the selected best photos between 10th- 18th October 2020 on the MyGov link.
  8. All Mandatory information to be filled by the school on MyGov while uploading entries

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    Steps for Uploading Entries 

    1. Login to and register yourself with your email ID and contact details
    2. Click on the contest ‘Photography contest to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’
    3. Click on the ‘Register Now’ button and fill the registration form
    4. Ensure all mandatory fields* are filled appropriately
    5. Ensure UDISE code for the school is filled correctly
    6. Once all details are filled correctly and successful registration, click on the proceed button
    7. Select a grade category and submit the selected entry for that grade category
    8. Once uploaded for a grade category, proceed with the next grade category
    9. Once all selected entries for grade categories 1, 2 and 3 are uploaded, click submit.

      Evaluation Process 

      1. Role of NCERT: After submission of all the entries, MyGov/NCERT will arrange these entries State-wise and will send them to respective States/UTs by 20th October 2020.
      2. Role of SCERT of state/UT: The SCERTs may form a ‘Committee of Experts’ to examine the entries received from States / UTs to select the top 5 entries of the state/UT. These entries may then be forwarded to NCERT latest by 30th October 2020 for final selection at the national level.
      3. All the entries received within the due date will be placed before a Selection Committee for final selection. The decision of the Selection Committee will be final and binding on all the contestants. 
      4. Any legal proceedings arising out of the competition/its entries/ winners shall be subject to the jurisdiction of Delhi only.

        Terms & Conditions 

        1. Only entries submitted with all mandatory fields filled shall be accepted. Others will be rejected.
        2. School ID’s will be considered. Random entries will be rejected
        3. Images should depict the theme of ‘Ek Bharat – Shrestha Bharat’ or ‘Dignity of Labor’.
        4. Entries violating the technical requirements will not be accepted.
        5. Copyrighted images will not be accepted for submissions. Plagiarism of any nature is not allowed. Anyone found infringing upon other’s copyright would be disqualified from the contest.
        6. Participants to ensure mentioning correct contact details, school ID’s and State/UT while submitting their entries. Submitting the wrong information may lead to disqualification.
        7. The entries must be submitted on MyGov link only. Entries received through any other medium will not be accepted.
        8. The entry must not contain any provocative, objectionable, or inappropriate content.
        9. Computer-generated or computer altered/morphed images (other than basic system work) will be disqualified.
        10. Artwork and illustrations will not be accepted.
        11. All entries will be adjudged based on creativity, originality and composition.

      Certification and Awards 

      1. Participation certificates shall be jointly issued by NCERT and MyGov for all participants whose photos are uploaded by the schools on MyGov link.
      2. State level winners: The top 5 entries of each state shall be considered as state-level winners and will be given certificates accordingly by NCERT.
      3. Selection of best entries at National level: This selection process will be undertaken by a team authorized by NCERT from 1st -15th  November 2020.
      4. Announcement of national winners: By NCERT between 15th – 30th November 2020.
        Top three winners and seven consolation entries in each grade category. The winners shall be awarded with books, a pen drive with digital resources and cash awards –

      Grade Category 1

      First Prize: Rs 10,000
      Second Prize: Rs. 7,000
      Third Prize: Rs. 5,000
      Seven Consolation Prizes: Rs. 2,000

      Grade Category 2

      First Prize: Rs 10,000
      Second Prize: Rs. 7,000
      Third Prize: Rs. 5,000
      Seven Consolation Prizes: Rs. 2,000

      Grade Category 3

      First Prize: Rs 10,000
      Second Prize: Rs. 7,000
      Third Prize: Rs. 5,000
      Seven Consolation Prizes: Rs. 2,000

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    Source: MYGOV.

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