Sunday, 4 September 2016

The Central Board of Secondary Education and Petroleum Conservation Research Association are
committed to make oil conservation a National Movement. As a part of its mandate, various literary and cultural events are conducted for school students. The Essay writing, Painting and Quiz competitions aim to raise awareness among youth about practical conservation tips for the conservation of Petroleum products in industrial, transportation, agriculture and domestic sectors, and how to practice such conservation in their daily lives.
For effective communication, students may choose to present their ideas and messages for conserving petroleum products and reducing emissions, in English, Hindi or Regional languages.
Competitions
A : Essay
B : Painting
C : Quiz for selecting school District, State and Zonal teams. Zonal teams shall participate for the
National Finals.
D : Individual Quiz for achieving the Bronze, Silver or Gold Level.

PRIZES
National winners : 27 All expenses paid Japan Trip AND A LAPTOP EACH
 (One for each language, one for painting in each category And two for quiz team)

Second Prize : 27 Laptops + cash prizes
(One for each language one for painting in each category and two for quiz + Rs.15000 each)

Third prize : 27 LAPTOPS
(One for each language one for painting in each category And two for quiz)

#THE BEST TWO STUDENTS FROM EACH SCHOOL, IN EACH OF THE CATEGORIES: A CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

COMPETITION A -ESSAY COMPETITIONS INSTRUCTIONS
1. Only schools in India recognized by Central & State Boards of India, can participate.
2. It is mandatory for the Schools to conduct the competition during school hours in a fair manner
(Principal’s certificate is mandatory).
3. Schools can conduct Essay competitions in one or more of the following languages- Hindi, English,
Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi,
Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Maithili, Dogri, Nepali, Bodo and Santhali. However, a minimum of
15 students must participate in each language in which the school submits its entry.
4. Eligibility: Students of classes 8 – 10.
5. One student can participate in only one language.
6. Essay should not exceed 700 words.
7. Student must submit essay in his/her own handwriting.
8. Topic:
बेहतर पर्यावरण एवम ्स्वस््र् के लिए तेि बचत
Save Fuel for Better Environment and Health

9. Time Limit: 1 Hour
10. School is required to evaluate the entries, and upload best two entries in each language, in which the competition has been conducted at the school, on www.pcracompetitions.org. For further details,
please refer to this portal.
11. Competition Period: 16.08.2016 to 15.10.2016. Last entry on 15.10.2016 before 1500 Hours.
12. The topics of the essay competition may be displayed prominently, at least a week in advance. Schools can advise students to prepare in advance for the scheduled competition. This shall enable the participants to obtain relevant information from various sources. This exercise is focused on increasing awareness in young minds for the National cause of Conservation of Fuel and Environment protection.
It is advisable that the documentary on PCRA, which gives a brief on ‘Conservation of Fuel’ is shown to the children before the start of the competition. This is available on our website www.pcra.org
Please check our portal www.pcracompetitions.org or website www.pcra.org/competitions.html for more details or contact PCRA on: 011-26715360 or email : contact@pcracompetitions.org

COMPETITION B -PAINTING COMPETITIONS INSTRUCTIONS
1. Only schools in India recognized by Central & State Boards of India, can participate.
2. It is mandatory for the Schools to conduct the competition during school hours in a fair manner
(Principal’s certificate is mandatory).
3. Eligibility: Two categories:
a. Students of classes 5 – 7 (Junior)
b. Students of classes 8 – 10 (Senior)
4. School can conduct competitions in any one or both the categories. However, a minimum of 30 students must participate in each category in which the school submits its entry.
5. Use only A3 size art sheet. The work may be executed using pencils, pencil colours, crayons, water
colour etc. Use of Collage/Patchwork is not permitted in the paintings at all levels of competition.
6. Topic: 
स्वच्छ ईंधन बेहतर जीवन
Clean Fuel Better Life
7. Time Limit: 2 Hours
8. School is required to evaluate the entries for each category, and upload best two entries in each
category (Junior/Senior), in which the competition has been conducted at the school, on www.pcracompetitions.org. For more details, please refer to this portal.
9. Competition Period: 16.08.2016 to 15.10.2016. Last entry on 15.10.2016 before 1500 Hours.
10. The topic of painting competition may be displayed prominently, at least a week in advance. Schools can advise students to prepare in advance for the scheduled competition. This shall enable the participants to obtain relevant information from various sources. This exercise is focused on increasing awareness in young minds for the National cause of Conservation of Fuel and Environment protection. It is advisable that the documentary on PCRA, which gives a brief on ‘Conservation of Fuel’ is shown to the children before the start of the competition. This is available on t wehebsite www.pcra.org
11. The students whose paintings are adjudged in the best 50 paintings in each category, on All India basis, will be invited to participate in a National Final round at Delhi. PCRA shall bear the expenses of travel, and the best 50 in each category shall be advised on the same.
Please check the portal www.pcracompetitions.org or website www.pcra.org/competitions.html for more details or contact PCRA on: 011-26715360 or email : contact@pcracompetitions.org

COMPETITION C - SCHOOL QUIZ COMPETITION INSTRUCTIONS 

1. Only schools in India recognized by Central & State Boards of India, can participate.
2. This competition shall be conducted only online through web portal www.pcracompetitions.org and mobile application PCRA-Competitions available on Android/Windows/IOS Platform to participate. A minimum of 30 students must be registered by the school, for becoming eligible to form a school team for next round.

First Round- School Level- Minimum 30 students should participate. Best two students from each school will be selected for the next level
Second Round -District Level Those who clear second round will be eligible for state level ompetition
Third Round -State Level Those who clear third round will be eligible to participate in offline zonal quiz competition
Fourth Round- Zonal Level Winners of Zonal round shall be invited to participate in the National level competition
Fifth Round -National Level National winners shall be felicitated at the inaugural function of OGCF 2017 in January’17.

First three levels are online quiz rounds. Round 4 and 5 are “Live” competitions
3. It is mandatory for the Schools to conduct the competitions during school hours in a fair manner. For the first round, school will get ONLY SEVEN DAYS from the start of the first participant entry. All participants (minimum
30) from the school must complete the online quiz within 7 days of start of the quiz.
4. Eligibility: Students of classes 8 – 10.
5. Questions shall pertain to Agriculture, Conservation, Petroleum, Environment, Transport, General Studies and other categories.
6. The schools shall register the names of all Students against the school ID on the portal www.pcracompetitions.org and all the students can then participate as Individuals in First Round. Each student shall be given a time limit of 10 minutes to attempt 10 questions.
7. Software will select the two best scoring participants, who will form the School team.
8. The School team will then participate in the second round which will be called District level round. This round will have 15 questions with a time limit of 10 minutes. The last date for participating at District level is 4th Oct. 2016.
9. The best school team at District level will participate in third round to identify State Level Winners. This round will have 30 questions with a time limit of 15 minutes
10. The Window for State level shall open on 5th Oct. 2016 & last date for participating at State level is 15th Oct 2016.
11. The State Level winners (school team) shall participate in a “Live Quiz Round” for deciding the Zonal Finalists. These finalists shall be invited for Zonal round in their respective Zone and the date and venue shall be communicated by email to the schools.
12. The Zonal Finalists will be invited to participate at the National Finals round at Delhi.
13. PCRA shall bear expenses of travel and winners shall be communicated about the same.
14. Competition Period: 16.08.2016 to 15.10.2016 for online Quiz competition only
15. It is advisable that the documentary on PCRA, which gives a brief on ‘Conservation of Fuel’ is shown to the children before the start of the competition. This is available on the website www.pcra.org. Please check the portal www.pcracompetitions.org or website www.pcra.org/competitions.html for more details or contact PCRA on: 011-26715360 or email : contact@pcracompetitions.org




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