Competition flyer can be downloaded from here.
The last date to receive entries is August 26, 2006.
The contest topics are below.
Current Contest Details:
Special Contest for Parents
Essay: Balagokulam is not just a children’s
activity. (Limit 300 words).
Age Group 7 and below:
Age Group 8-10:
- Artwork - Any painting or a sketch
- Story - - “Why I am (or became) happy (limit 200 words)
- Poem - Any original poem. (Limit 14 lines)
Age Group 11-13 & 14-16:
If you want to share any of your
achievements - educational,
personal or in any field - with us,
please write to
editor at balagokulam.org
- Artwork - Painting/sketch related to India or Hinduism
- Story - “How I learned Ramayana” or “How I
prepared for KBRE” (limit 350 words)
- Essay - “My dream” (limit 350 words)
- Poem - “Any original poem” (limit 14 lines)
All entries in the children's age group MUST be contributed by
the children only.
The contestants hold the
responsibility to submit the contest entries in correct age
category. (The age group should be determined according to the
contest submission deadline.
The editorial team reserves the
right to modify/edit the entries slightly to suit the magazine
needs. However we would take utmost care that the edited entries are
as close as possible to the submitted entry.
One can participate in as many as
contests as possible and can submit more than one entries for each
team will comprise of (usually) three judges from different parts of
the USA. We try to be fair and unbiased in choosing the judges. If
you would like to participate in the judging process then please
contact editor at balagokulam dot org. The judging criterion for
different categories and age group varies accordingly. Usually we
focus on theme, originality, content presentation, and suitability
towards the objectives of the Balagokulam Magazine. Usually we also
try to select contents that carry positive messages. However content
that does not fit to the above description is also reviewed, given a
careful consideration on a case by case basis before taking a final
Contest entries that are submitted
after the due date will not be considered for the judging. We would
consider these entries in appropriate categories for the next
competitions if possible,
What if I have some content not related to the contests?
If you and especially a child has written or drawn a special content
not related to the contest categories, we encourage you to send it to
us at editor at balagokulam dot org, better you can upload it via web
Upload page . However we are not able to guarantee that such
content would be published in the Balagokulam magazine. Please make
sure that the content is original in presentation and you have not
submitted it anywhere else for publication.
Note to Previous Contest Winners
We apologize for delay in sending certificates and medals to previous winners.
We are improving our medal and certificate quality based on feedback received.
You should receive the new medals and certificates within four weeks.
For further questions, comments and suggestions regarding any of
the aspect of the Balagokulam magazine please contact to editor at
Balagokulam dot org.
Results of the previous competition