ThengaMaangaPataaniSundal Contest – August 20, 2017

Sign up as teams of 2. You will be provided with a table, you can set up a stall of any food that reminds you of Namma Madras Beach. The best dish wins an exciting prize!
AGES: Open for all age groups (ensure at least one of the participants is a minor)
From 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Venue: The Learning Community at Quest, 4/375, Chari Avenue, Palavakkam, Chennai 600041

Shoot Madras – Photography Contest – Last Date: Aug. 10, 2017

Photographic Society Of Madras (PSM) is holding a photography contest to celebrate Madras Week.
There are three themes to choose from.

My Madras: The photos depicting what it means personally to the photographer. Including typical Chennai views like monuments, beaches, city life, cityscapes, scenes against which day-to-day life is Chennai plays out

Only in Madras: Scenes which are unique to Madras

Evolving Madras: Shift from the ancient to the old to modern

The contest is open to all including students
Entries may be sent to

Last date for submission Aug. 7, 2017 (before 12 noon). Extended till Aug. 10, 2017

The exhibition of the winning photos of ShootMadras 2017 would be held at Ampa Skywalk, No. 1, Nelson Manickam Road, 627, Poonamalee High Road, Aminjikarai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600029, during the Madras week, for three days from 23-26 August 2017, with the award ceremony at 10 am on 26th August.

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Heritage of Chennai:Multimedia Presentation Contest for Schools

This contest is held in connection with Madras Day 2017 which celebrates our city. The contest encourages city school students to explore Chennai’s heritage and present the topic given to you in multimedia form. This contest has been held for 14 years.

This year’s theme of the contest is Old Markets of the city.

Choose a unique market in the city which has its own history. Study the streetscape, the local architecture, the nature of business and the striking features of this place. Take classy photos, make notes, talk to people in the know.

Here are some markets that are unique – Koyambedu Vegetable Market, Second-hand auto parts in Pudupet, Dry Fish in Basin Bridge, Fresh Fish market in Redhills and Chintadripet, Temple umbrellas and garlands in Chintadripet, Old books located where Moore Market stood once …

Please refer the rules of the contest in the poster below.

The contest-presentation need not be submitted to the organisers. But ask your teacher – adviser to seek the approval of your theme by emailing to before you start working on the project.

The contest will be held on August 22, 2017, from 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Venue: Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz, Mylapore, Chennai.

The event is supported by Mylapore Times, the neighbourhood newspaper and South India National Association (SINA), Luz, Chennai.

Essay competition for Senior Citizens : Last date – July 30, 2017

The Senior Citizens Group of Besantnagar (SCGOBN) announces an essay competition for Senior Citizens to coincide with Madras Day.

The topic is – What relevance does Madras Day have for me in my twilight years?

The competition is open to all senior citizens all over India .
Participation is free. Entries to be sent by e mail only to in word format.
Word limit is 1000 words. Last date is 30th July 2017.

The essays would be evaluated by a panel of retired bureaucrats, corporate executives, professors and social workers.Ten best entries will be selected for ten prizes.Prizes would be awarded at a public function during Madras Week.

SCGOBN is a social service group of sr citizens (avarage age 70) who share Gandhian values of truth, honesty, ahimsa, compassion, simple living and high thinking.

Corporate Houses/NGOs interested in either sponsoring the function or prizes may contact Prof V.Chandrasekhar 9884224480 SCGOBN does not accept monetary donations.

Chennai T-Shirt Design Contest – Last date: July 9, 2017

Design a T-Shirt for Chennai. The contest is open to all. The entries should reflect the spirit and uniqueness of Chennai.

Entries should be submitted as a JPG or PDF file and to be emailed to –
CDs with the design can also be mailed to Madras Day, C/o. Mylapore Times, 77, C.P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 600018

Apart from cash prizes for the best three entries, the best designer will be invited to improvise the design for Chennai T-Shirt 2017.

For more details, refer the poster below.