Competitions – Children and Youth

Vachana
Recitation

Coloring
Competition

Essay
Writing

Classical
Dance

VSNA Convention Chicago 2019 Competition Guidelines

  • Minimum of 3 participants are required to conduct the competitions.
  • If no minimum number of participants register, the Committee reserves the right to decide on whether to conduct the competition or not.
  • Maximum number of participants for each competition are as noted under each category.
  • Preference will be given to those who register before the deadline. Walk-ins considered based on space availability at the time of competition.
  • Guidelines are subject to change by the time of competition. Please check website for updates.
  • Judges’ and Committee’s decisions are Final.
  • Prizes are awarded to 1st and 2nd place.
  • Certificates will be awarded to all participants.

Please fill the form below and submit to enroll into the competitions. If you have any questions, please contact Competitions Committee at Competitions@vsnaconvention.com

Vachana Recitation

Friday July 5, 2019 at 2 pm  

  • Category 1:       5 – 8 years
    • Reciting the Vachana (maximum duration: 3 minutes)
  • Category 2:       9 – 11 years
    • Naming the author of the vachana, reciting and explaining the meaning of the vachana (maximum duration: 4 minutes)
  • Category 3:       12 – 17 years
    • Naming and brief introduction on the author of the vachana, reciting and explaining the meaning of the vachana (maximum duration: 5 minutes)
  1. No karaoke/background music is allowed.
  2. Both singing and recital are allowed
  3. Explanation can be in English or Kannada (NO language discrimination)
  4. Winners will be notified by text message to the cell number provided in the form.

Coloring Contest

Friday July 5, 2019 at 1 pm  

  • Category 1:       3 – 6 years
    • Only coloring is expected for this category
    • Preprinted coloring paper (8 1/2x 11 inches) of VSNA theme will be supplied
    • Coloring should be done only on the paper provided
    • Crayons will be supplied
  • Category 2:       7 – 11 years
    • Coloring paper (8 1/2x 11 inches) will be supplied
    • Drawing and coloring should be strictly based on VSNA theme.
    • Sketch the provided image. Image will be displayed
    • Drawing and coloring should be done only the paper provided
    • Crayons, pencils, eraser, sharpeners will be supplied
  1. Maximum duration is 20 minutes
  2. Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity
  3. Winners will be notified by text message to the cell number provided in the form

Classical Dance

Friday July 5, 2019 at 1 pm

  • Category 1:       7 – 11 years
    • maximum duration: 3 minutes
  • Category 2:       12 – 17 years
    • maximum duration: 5 minutes
  • Participants should make their own arrangements for anything they require for the dance.
  • Any music audio needed for the dance should be sent when they sign up for competition. Label the file identifying your name and chapter.
  • Participants are responsible for collecting their items soon after their performance. Organizers are not responsible for the misplaced or lost items
  1. Registration deadline is June 30th, 2019
  2. Maximum of 8 participants for each category. If maximum number is not met by the deadline, additional entries will be considered.
  3. Judges decision is final
  4. Winners will be notified by text message to the cell number provided in the form.

Onsite Essay Writing

Friday July 5, 2019 at 2 pm

  • Category 1:       Below 13 years
    • Maximum duration is 30 minutes
    • Should not be more than 1000 words
  • Category 2:       13 – 18 years
    • Maximum duration is 30 minutes
    • Should not be more than 1000 words

Topics: One of the below topic will be selected randomly for on that day:

  1. DayaveDharmadaMoola:Compassion is Dharma: Practicing this in daily life
  2. KayakaveKailasa – work ethic for all social classes

Competition Entry Form





  • Please enter a number from 1 to 20.

























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