Contest date: Aug. 21
Submissions close on Aug. 11
ALL ABOUT THIS CONTEST
This contest is held in connection with MADRAS DAY 2018 (Aug. 22 is celebrated as Madras Day)
which celebrates our city. The contest encourages city school students to explore Chennai’s heritage and
present the topic given to you in multi-media form. This contest has been held for the past 15 years.
THEME FOR 2018: CITY’S NATURAL HERITAGE
GUIDELINES: Choose a unique nature space in the city which has its own history – a wildlife region, a river,
an estuary, a lake, a scrub jungle, sand dunes. Study the natural scape, its character, its history and the
unique features of this place. Study its condition today. Take classy photos, make notes,
talk to people in the know.
Then, out it down in a snappy PowerPoint Presentation for the ‘live’ Contest
– The contest is open to school children studying in classes 8 to 12.
– A school can send only one team. Each team MUST have 3 members and all 3 members must take turns
to make this one presentation.
1. Ask your school teacher-adviser to seek the approval of your theme from the organisers.
E-mail to – firstname.lastname@example.org – and get the okay from us BEFORE YOU START start work on the project.
2. We look for multi-media rich projects so make sure your project has all the features in it.
3. The PowerPoint presentation must have only key points and visuals. Not packed with info.
(On each slide, you must have a maximum of just 3 lines, each line 5 words only).
4. At the contest venue, your team of 3 students will take turns at the mike to present the project using the PP.
You can use your notes for reference as you speak. The presentation in PowerPoint on the approved theme will
have to be done by all the three participants. It can be done in English or in Thamizh or a mix!
5. The duration of the complete presentation – PowerPoint and Oral – should not exceed 10 minutes.
Participants should be prepared to answer on-the-spot questions from the judges.
6. The PowerPoint presentation NEED NOT BE submitted to the organizers. The team should retain a copy of your
project on a pen-drive or copy it to an electronic device and bring it to the venue of the contest. The organiser will
provide a PC and a projector at the venue to help you make your presentation.
7. Contest is open to first 20 teams to register on first-come-first-serve basis.
8. The contest will take place on Aug.21 from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm with a 30 mins. Lunch Break (you need to bring
your lunch!). Venue: Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz, Mylapore. (Report at 9 am to download your PP onto our PC)
9. The best THREE presentations will be awarded TROPHIES, gifts and certificates. All participants will be given
certificates. The prizes will be given at about 3.30 pm.
10. Prizes will be awarded based on quality of research / quality of visuals and points / presentation format and
answers to the questions posed by the judges.
This event is supported by Mylapore Times, the neighbourhood newspaper and South India National Association
There are over 100 events held for Madras Day/ Madras Week in August.
– Vincent D’ Souza
Co-ordinator / Team Madras Day