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February 2007 Contest Details:

Upload at Contest Upload page
  • Deadline: February 15, 2007

Age Group 7 and below:

  • Artwork - Any painting or a sketch

  • Story - “This happened to me.(limit 200 words)

Age Group 8-10:

  • Artwork - Any painting or a sketch
  • Story - - My experience of a camp or a trip (limit 200 words)
  • Poem - Any original poem. (Limit 14 lines)

Age Group 11-13 & 14-16:

  • Artwork - Painting/sketch with theme related to water. (such as rain, sea, river, drought, flood)
  • Story - "I never imagined" (limit 350 words)
  • Debating Essay - "One should not hesitate to carry Indian food to school." OR "One need not carry Indian food to school."(limit 350 words)
  • Poem - Any original poem with a theme related to water (limit 14 lines)
If you want to share any of your achievements - educational, personal or in any field - with us, please write to editor at balagokulam.org with SUBJECT: Achievements


  • 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 editedentries 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 category.

Judging Criterion:
    The judging 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 decision.
    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.


  • Gold Medal to first and Silver to second place winners !

  • Special Prize in each age-group for “Best Ovreall Participation” !

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 at Contest 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.

For further questions, comments and suggestions regarding any of the aspect of the Balagokulam magazine please contact to editor at Balagokulam dot org.

Competition flyer can be downloaded from here.

Previous Competitions

2006 August Competitions: Results

2006 February Competitions: Results