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Sunday, 17 February 2019

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Student Contest

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Climate change is the biggest issue of your lifetime. Your whole life will be lived as the impacts of global climate change are taking place. Our Contest is a call for young artists, thinkers, and activists who are concerned about the future of our human and natural communities to use their creative voices to explore, express, and advocate for issues related to climate change and our oceans.

2019 Theme: Presence of Future

A Creative Challenge for Students Worldwide
Young artists, thinkers, and activists who are concerned about the future of our human and natural communities to use their creative voices to explore, express, and advocate for issues related to climate change and our oceans may participate.

Awards
Awards will be presented in each of the categories at both the Junior and Senior divisions:


Junior DivisionSenior Division
Gold Award$1,000$1,500
Silver Award$750$1,000
Bronze Award$250$500
Honorable Mention $100$250
Sponsor
Recognition Awards
$750$750

Eligibility and Categories
This is an international Contest and is open to students in middle school or high school worldwide.
Students from around the world are invited to participate in the Ocean Awareness Student Contest. Enter the division based on your age:

The Ocean Awareness Contest deadline is June 17, 2019.

Participants under the age of 13 must have a parent or legal guardian complete a Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Parent/Guardian Consent Form and upload it as part of their submission.

Submission Categories
ART
All visual interpretations of the theme are welcome in this category. Your work may be in any medium, including painting, drawing, printmaking, digital art, sculpture, photography, and much more.

Submission Requirements:
You may submit up to 3 photos/views of your artwork
Files should be JPGs, PNGs, GIFs, or PDFs. We cannot accept .zip files
Make sure your files are high resolution, not crooked, and can easily be viewed
Required Reflection:
Include the title of your work, a personal reflection of up to 250 words, and a bibliography (any style) citing any ideas, facts, quotes, or existing media used in your artwork that are not your own. The file should be a Word document (.doc or .docx) or PDF.

Using Others' Artwork for Inspiration
We encourage you to learn from and be inspired by other environmental artists and designers as you create your piece. If your Art submission is influenced by someone else's work of art, or if your submission uses someone else’s image/artwork/photograph, you must give credit to the original source in your bibliography.

POETRY
All pieces of written and spoken poetry which interpret the theme are acceptable in this category.

Submission Requirements:
Files should be a Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF document
Submission length:
Junior Division: no more than 1 page
Senior Division: no more than 2 pages
Include the title of your work in this document
Please include a bibliography (any style) of any ideas, facts, and quotes that are not your own. Your bibliography does not count towards your page count.
Your submission should be written in English
Required Reflection:
Upload a Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF document with the title of your work and a personal reflection of up to 250 words.

Video (optional):
You may include a video of you performing your poem. If you choose to submit a video, please note that it should be in the following format:

No more than 3 minutes in length
Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo. Provide the video URL in your online submission form. Do NOT submit a Word or PDF document with a link to the video.
Name your upload as: “2019 Ocean Awareness Student Contest (Poetry) – Poem Title”
Paste your reflection and bibliography into the video description

PROSE

All forms of written interpretations of the theme (except poetry) are acceptable in this category. Feel free to write fiction, nonfiction, personal memoirs, analytical essays, nature writing, political advocacy, op-eds or news articles, or any other form of prose.

Submission Requirements:
Files should be a Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF document
Submission length:
Junior Division: 3-5 pages
Senior Division: 5-8 pages
Your submission should be written in English
Include the title of your work in this document
Document should be in 12pt font, Times New Roman, double-spaced, with 1-inch margins
Please use in-text citations (parenthetical or footnotes, in any style) and include a bibliography (any style) for any ideas, facts, and quotes that are not your own. Your bibliography does not count towards your page count.
Required Reflection
Upload a Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF document with the title of your work and a personal reflection of up to 250 words.

FILM
All types of cinematic interpretations of the theme are acceptable in this category, from animations to short narrative films, and much more.

Submission Requirements:
Upload your film to YouTube or Vimeo and provide the public URL on the submission form
2-4 minutes in length
Include a title and credits in the film itself for any information, images, audio, or video clips that are not your own
Name your film as “2019 Ocean Awareness Student Contest (Film) – Film Title”
Paste your reflection and bibliography into the video description
Ensure that your video is not private
Your submission should be in English
Required Reflection:
Upload a Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF document with the title of your work and a personal reflection of up to 250 words.

MUSIC
Submissions may include audio documentaries, song parodies, or original compositions in any musical genre.

Submission Requirements:
Submission should be no more than 4 minutes in length
Record a video of yourself performing the work. The video may include other images or video, but must contain footage of your performance.
Upload your performance to YouTube or Vimeo and provide the public URL on the submission form
Include a title and credits in the film itself for any information, images, audio, or video clips that are not your own. If you create a song parody, you must credit the original songwriter.
Name your film as “2019 Ocean Awareness Student Contest (Music) – Song Title”
You may include lyrics as captions in the video
Paste your reflection and bibliography into the video description
Ensure that your video is not private
If your submission has lyrics, you must upload a Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF document of your song lyrics (in English). If your song is performed in a language other than English, you must provide an English translation of the lyrics.
Required Reflection:
Upload a Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF document with the title of your work and a personal reflection of up to 250 words.

The Ocean Awareness Contest deadline is June 17, 2019.

Link to website to find out more




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Wild Wisdom Quiz 2019

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Registration for Wild Wisdom Quiz 2019 is open now!

About Wild Wisdom Quiz

Wild Wisdom Quiz started in 2008 as an opportunity to sensitize students towards India's rich biodiversity and natural heritage. Since its launch, it has scaled up with every subsequent year to become Asia's biggest and India's only National level Wildlife Quiz. 

Wild Wisdom is a unique opportunity for schools across India to facilitate knowledge and consciousness among students towards environment and wildlife. It enables the participants to think critically ,research and apply what they learn in the process.It is a singular competition which focuses on learning rather than on scores. With participants from all over India, Wild wisdom quiz has already begun creating future environmental leaders who with their sharp minds and wise hearts can make the planet a better place to live.

And now, Wild Wisdom has gone global! YOU could be the next Wild Wisdom Quiz champion and make your parents and school proud - and even do great things for your country!

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Saturday, 16 February 2019

The 20th JQA International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest

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Since 1999, Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA) and International Certification Organization Network (IQNet) have been hosting the International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest for children aged 7 to 15 years old from around the world, supported by UNICEF Tokyo Office.
Submission of entries for the 20th JQA International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest is open now.
Theme: We All Live On Earth
Eligibility: Children aged 7 to 15 years

Theme
Choose any one of the following
1. Our Future and the Earth
Let’s imagine our planet Earth in the future!
2. The Earth I Love
Let's draw how the natural world and creatures live on the Earth you love!


Guidelines
Requirements : Paper size 257×364mm or smaller. 
Drawing tools : Draw in free hand with any type of paint, pastel, etc.
The art work should be original and has not been published in other newspaper or magazines
Schools may send the entries of their students in a single packet
Enter all the necessary information on the application form at the back

Please send your drawings to: 
JQA International Environmental Children's Drawing Contest Office
POB 264, Kyobashi Yubinkyoku, Tokyo, 104-8691, Japan

Last Date: 31 May 2019

Winners will be announced in August 2019

Prizes
48 winners will receive special memorabilia. All entrants will receive a participation prize.


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Green Olympiad 2019 - Environmental Quiz Contest for School Students

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About GREEN Olympiad

The GREEN Olympiad is an annual written examination on environment initiated by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in 1999. The exam is conducted by Educating Youth for Sustainable Development Division of TERI and attracts participation from lakhs of school students across India and abroad.

UNESCO and DESD (Decade of Education for Sustainable Development -2004-2015) has endorsed GREEN Olympiad since 2011.

It is also supported by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Army School Education Trust. CBSE, Bhavans Vidya Mandir and Hero.

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INNOPRENEURS 2019 - PROJECT IDEA COMPETITION

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INNOPRENEURS is a yearly contest hosted by Lemon Ideas. It is much more than a conventional B-plan contest. It is a national level platform that encourages individuals/ students/ professionals to bring ideas, innovations to the platter for others to devour.

iNNOPRENEURS'19 is divided into 4 preliminary rounds prior to Grand Finale which would be conducted across the nation. The top 3 winners of these rounds will be promoted to Grand Finale. These rounds are -

Orange Round

White Round

Green Round

Chakra Round

Orange Round
How to Participate?
The participants can participate by following the simple process mentioned below.
Signup and Login on www.innopreneurs.in
Click on Apply button in the menu followed by a click on Apply Now Button
Complete your application on the website as required
Make the payment of ₹500 as registration fee for the contest

Bingo! You're now registered. You will be confirmed by a confirmation email

Eligibility
Anyone who has Passion for Entrepreneurship and Innovation can participate in the contest. Age is no bar.


Team participation is allowed. Participants can also participate in a team of maximum 4 members.

Rewards
In this edition the seed fund of Rs. 50 Lacs and the prizes worth Rs. 3 Lacs (Cash + Kind) is at stake.


In addition there are kind rewards of mentoring and incubation support as well as the networking opportunity with the like minded people can also be enjoyed by the participants.

Registration open soon!

Further information click here



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Friday, 15 February 2019

Shankar’s International Children’s Competition 2019

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K. Shankar Pillai (July 31, 1902-December 26, 1989) was a famous cartoonist. He brought out a political magazine called ‘Shankar’s Weekly’. Under the auspices of this magazine, a competition called the Shankar’s International Children’s Competition was organized in 1949. It invited paintings and writings from children in India. Children sent about 3,000 entries. The following year the competition was thrown open to children from all over the world.

Today, the competition has grown and about 160,000 entries are received from over 160 countries. The entries are judged by an international jury. The prizewinning entries are compiled in a volume called the ‘Shankar’s Children’s Art Number’.

Eligibility
The competition is open to children all over the world below the age of 16 years.

RULES
The competition is open to children all over the world below the age of 16 years.
There is no entry fee.
Competitors are free to choose the theme/subject they are interested in, or like most, for their paintings/drawings/writings.
Each entry should be certified by the parent/guardian/teacher as the original, unaided work of the competitor done during the previous year. Entries should be an individual effort and NOT a combined work.
Every entry should carry the following information in English and in BLOCK LETTERS, at the back of the painting/drawing or at the end of the written work:
* First Name/Last Name
* Surname
* Boy or Girl
* Date of birth
* Nationality
* Full postal address
* email ID and mobile number
* Subject/title of the entry
No entry will be returned. The copyright of all entries will rest with Shankar’s International Children’s Competition.
All packets should be pre-paid/adequately stamped and mailed directly to reach: Shankar’s International Children’s Competition
Nehru House
4, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg
New Delhi - 110 002
Entries sent by air cargo will not be accepted.
The last date for receipt of Indian entries is October 31 and of foreign entries is December 31.

PAINTINGS/DRAWINGS
The drawings can be in any medium. Computer printouts/lino-cuts/batiks/scanned images will not be accepted.
The size of each entry should NOT be less than 30 x 40 cm.
A competitor may submit any number of entries. They should NOT be mounted/framed.

WRITTEN WORK
Only entries in ENGLISH will be considered. Translations from other languages do not qualify for the competition.
Entries may be in the form of poems, plays, short stories, essays, descriptive writing, and the like.
A competitor may submit any number of entries. They should be in a neat handwriting or typed.
Written entries can also be mailed in MsWord format at sicc.cbt@gmail.com.

PRIZES
The entries will be judged by the organizers with the help of a jury. The judges' decision will be final.
The following prizes are offered:
The President of India's Gold Medal for the best painting/drawing.
The Shankar's Award for the best written work.
15 Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Gold Medals for the next best paintings/drawings/written work.
About 300 Silver Medals and 300 prizes.
Certificates of Merit to deserving entries.
Results will be announced in September. Prize winners will be informed individually.
The best entries will be published in Shankar’s Children’s Art Number. Selected entries will also appear in the monthly magazine for children, Children’s World.
All competitors are entitled to a copy of the Art Number, at a concessional price.
They can reserve their copies by mailing the attached coupon.

Results will be announced in September 2019.

Prizewinners will be informed individually.
The best entries will be published in Shankar’s Children’s Art Number, Volume 59. Selected entries will also appear in the monthly magazine for children, Children’s World. 20. All competitors are entitled to a copy of the Art Number, Volume 59, at a concessional price. They can reserve their copies by mailing the attached coupon.

For coupon and details click here (brochure)
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ISRO National Science Day 2019 Science Quiz, Spot Painting Competition

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To commemorate and honor this event always in the future, 28th of February was asked to the then Government of India to designate as a National Science Day in India by the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) in the year 1986. Every year NCSTC announces a new theme to celebrate.

In the spirit of this day, ISRO Satellite Center (ISAC) conducts various science related activities with school students. ISAC is organiging various competitions with the objective to create enthusiasm among school students and to inculcate scientific temper among the students.


The deadline for sending nominations for the following events is being extended to 21st Feb 2019.

Event # 3 Spot Painting
Event # 5 Test of Scientific Temper (How & Why of Things)
Event # 7 Science Quiz
Event # 8 Science Skit 

For queries, please contact : nsd[at]isac[dot]gov[dot]in
Help Desk : Reception ( 24 Hours service) : 080 - 25084469 / 4470 / 4471
https://www.isac.gov.in/science-promotion/nsd-2019/events.pdfClick here for further information and registration
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Google Kickstart - Coding Contest

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Ready to solve fun, challenging problems? Kick Start hosts online rounds throughout the year, giving participants the opportunity to test and grow their coding abilities while getting a sample of the programming skills needed for a technical career at Google. Participate in one — or join them all!

Kick Start is a global online coding competition, consisting of three-hour rounds of a variety of algorithmic challenges designed by Google engineers. Participants can compete in one or all online rounds held throughout the year, and will have the opportunity to develop and grow their programming abilities while getting a glimpse into the technical skills needed for a career at Google (top participants may be invited to interview at Google).

Eligibility
You cannot participate in a Contest if you are under 16 years old. You may participate in a Contest if you are at least 16 years of age at the time you register for such Contest; however, to be eligible to attend the onsite final round of such Contest, you must be at least the Minimum Age at the time you register for such Contest. “Minimum Age” means the older of eighteen (18) years old or the age of majority in your country of residence.

How it works
Register for Kick Start once on our website and you’ll be set up to compete in any round you’d like! When each round is open, the three hour countdown begins and you’ll compete on our website solving algorithmic and mathematical problems. Following the round, you can check out your rankings, the round analysis, and if you were a top competitor, you may be contacted by Google for a chance to interview.

Registration is now open until Nov 17 2019, 08:00 (UTC)
Practice Round
Feb 23 2019, 16:00/ to  Feb 24 2019, 16:00

24 hrs

How to Participate?
Before participating in Kick Start, you must first have a g.co/codingcompetitions profile. After registration opens, and before the end of the single online round you can register for Kick Start at g.co/kickstart. You can tell whether registration is open by checking Kick Start schedule.

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Google Hash Code 2019 - Coding Contest

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Think you could optimize the layout of a Google Data Center? How about scheduling a fleet of drones to make deliveries around the world? Tackle an engineering problem from Google during Hash Code, the team programming competition. Are you up for the challenge?

Hash Code is a team programming competition, organized by Google, for students and professionals around the world. You pick your team and programming language and we pick an engineering problem for you to solve. This year’s contest kicks off with an Online Qualification Round, where your team can compete from wherever you’d like, including from one of our Hash Code hubs. Top teams will then be invited to a Google office for the Final Round.

Team Requirements
Participants must compete in a group of two, three, or four members

Eligibility (Age)
You may participate in a Contest if you are at least 16 years of age at the time you register for such Contest; however, to be eligible to attend the onsite final round of such Contest, you must be at least the Minimum Age at the time you register for such Contest. “Minimum Age” means the older of eighteen (18) years old or the age of majority in your country of residence.

Registration Ends on 25 February 2019

The Contest Structure
The HC Contest consists of two (2) rounds (each, a “Round”, and collectively, “Rounds”): the online qualification round (the “Online Qualification Round”) and the final round (the “Final Round”). The Online Qualification Round will be conducted online. The Final Round will take place at the Google office in Dublin, Ireland, or such other location as Google may designate.

(A) Online Qualification Round. The Online Qualification Round will take place on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 17:30 UTC until 21:30 UTC. All participants will be notified of the Online Qualification Round results by Tuesday, March 5, 2019. This date may be postponed by Google (at its sole discretion) by an informational notice on the HC Contest website.


(B) Final Round. The Final Round is scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Google offices in Dublin, Ireland. Google may change the date and location of the Final Round at its sole discretion. During the Final Round, your Team will be asked to solve a challenge using your own computer equipment and materials.

PRIZES
Prize Winners. Google will notify each Team member about whether they have qualified for any prizes. Notifications will be made during the closing ceremony of the Final Round. All decisions by the Jury regarding prize winners are final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

Hash Code Cash Prizes. You may be eligible to receive one of the following cash prizes if you advance to, attend, and compete in the Final Round of Hash Code. The prize money specified reflects the amount each person on the winning Team will receive.

Team Rank Prize Money Per Participant
1st Place $4,000 USD
2nd Place $2,000 USD
3rd Place $1,000 USD

For further information and registration click  here

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1st International Article Writing Competition on “Pornography” by IJLMH

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International Journal of Law Management & Humanities is a bi-monthly scholarly peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary International journal bearing  ISSN 2581-5369, established in June 2018. ia 
Essay Writing Competition,  the present competition is designed to inculcate the discussion about ban of pornographic websites in India.
THEMES & ISSUES
Students can write on any sub theme related to “Ban of Pornographic Websites In India”.
ELIGIBILITY
Open to all students enrolled in any undergraduate or post-graduate course.
REGISTRATION
  • Registration amount is Rs. 250 for Single Author and Rs. 400 for Co-authorship 
  • Co-authorship is allowed to the maximum of 2 authors.
  • Participants can submit the Registration fee via PayTm – For Single Authors HERE and For Co-authorship HERE
  • After the payment, all the participant(s) must fill the registration form HERE
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS
  • All the entries must be typewritten and in not more than 1500 words excluding footnotes.
  • The submission must be made only in *.doc or *.docx format HERE 
  • The submission should strictly follow the following rule
    • Font – Times New Roman
    • Font size – 12
    • Line spacing – 1.5
    • Alignment – justified
  • 19th Edition of Bluebook should be followed for citation.
  • The content should be the original work of the writer and should not have been given to any other competition or for any publication.
Judgment will be based on the following parameters:
  • Content
  • Uniqueness
  • Quality of language
*The decisions of the judges will be final and binding.
SUBMISSION PROCEDURE & DEADLINE
Essay must be submitted HERE by 25th March, 2019.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Registration will be taken only by 28th February 2019, 11:59:59 PM, through filling the Registration form HEREafter payment of Registration fee – For Single Authors HERE and For Co-authorship HERE
PRIZES: CASH PRIZES & CERTIFICATES
1st Prize: INR 3000 + Merit Certificate
2nd Prize: INR 2000 + Merit Certificate
Top 40 Article will be provided with Discount Vouchers of 25% to get published in our next Book.
All participants will get participation certificates.
CONTACT
For any further queries feel free to:
For the official website, click here and visit this Facebook page for updates.
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UNEP Young Champions of the Earth Competition

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Become a Young Champion

If you believe in a bright future for our planet, then you just might have what it takes to become a Young Champion of the Earth

If you have a powerful idea to protect or restore the environment; if you have a strong track record of instigating change; if you are unafraid of failure; and if you believe in a bright future for our planet, then you just might have what it takes to become a Young Champion of the Earth.

Apply

Selection process

The selection process has three rounds.

The open call for applications will run until 31 March 2019. Each applicant will be required to submit responses to a series of questions and upload a referee’s letter of endorsement.

Finalists—drawn from every world region—will be short-listed by UN experts and requested to submit short videos pitching their big ideas.

In the final stage, a Global Jury will review the World Finalists’ big ideas and choose seven Young Champions of the Earth. The winners will be publicly announced and invited to attend the Champions of the Earth Award Ceremony.

The winners will be expected to implement their big ideas and act as ambassadors of cause at speaking opportunities, while providing regular progress updates in the form of videos and blogs that will be shared on this website..

Eligibility & Limitations
To be eligible to enter the 2019 Young Champions of the Earth competition, applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 on 31 December 2019.

Additionally, each applicant must have at least 6 months of prior experience working on their environmental project.

Individuals who submitted applications in the 2018 cycle of the Competition are entitled to do so again in 2019. However, only one entry is allowed per person per year.n.

How to apply?

You can submit your application until 31 March 2019 via the application portal on this website. You will need to identify a referee who can vouch for the viability of your idea and for you as an individual. Once you submit your application, no further edits or changes will be possible.

The Prize

In 2019, seven Young Champions of the Earth will be selected from each global region: one from each of Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, West Asia, and two from Asia and the Pacific. Each winner will receive the following:

US$15,000 in seed funding;
US$ 9,000 in funding to communicate and capture your idea and broadcast the stories of hope and change that you’re catalyzing on the ground.
Attendance at a high-level UN meeting;
An introduction to dignitaries at the Champions of the Earth Award Ceremony;
Publicity and recognition through interviews and online and global media;
Access to a community of Covestro experts offering insights and mentoring; and
Participation in an entrepreneurial training program.
 The 2019 Young Champions will be required to share their journeys through blogs and vlogs posted on this website for a period of up to one year.

Last date:31 March 2019

For further information click here
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Photography Competition - Haryana Art and Culture

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Department of Art and Culture Haryana is organising a photography competition on Haryanvi ornaments and costumes.
Last date 28 February 2019

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