For children 2012

ThinkTops Madras Hunt 2012 – From Aug. 19 to 24, 2012

A six-day Online Treasure Hunt exclusively for the Madras week.
The hunt is jointly organised by Bambaram Toy Library  and YOCee .
Kids (10-16 years) who have a penchant for adventure and treasure hunt can participate as team of two.
register your team by sending a mail to
Registered participants will get a set of clues everyday starting from Aug. 19, 2012. The daily clues need to be cracked on the same day and the clues for the Grand Treasure of Madras will be sent on Aug. 24, 2012
More info on
Registrations open only to first 100 teams who register online.

Map Ur Way – Map making workshop / walk / competition – Aug. 26, 2012

Kalaa Manjari After School Activity Centre and Bambaram Toy Library conduct a map workshop followed by a competition for children of 12 years and above. Starts at 3 p.m. Reporting time 2.30 p.m.

Learning session on how to construct and read maps followed by a walk in a neighborhood and a presentation contest. Open to first 25 registrations only.

Register at Kalaa Manjari, 6/12, First Street, Venus Colony, Alwarpet, Chennai – 18 in person on or before August 22, 2012.
For more details, Contact 99623 87624.

Madras Quotient Quiz for school students – Sep. 1 , 2012

Murugappa Madras Quotient Quiz will be conducted on September 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm at Vani Mahal, Chennai

Quizmaster Dr. Navin Jayakumar

For school students from class 5 to 12

A written preliminary round followed by a grand finale

Prizes worth more than Rs. 1 lakh to be won

Audience rounds for the general public also

Details of registration

Photowalk for children – Aug. 26, 2012

Organised by YOCee.
Led by N. Ramaswamy of

Open to children studying in classes 5 to 12.
From 7 a.m. to 8.30 a.m. (approx.)
Starts from Spencer Plaza (Mount Road) and ends at The Hindu on Mount Road.

Children with a camera (any type) and love Chennai can join.  Free. Prior registration required. Limited to first 25 registrations.
Contact 98405 44629 – Revathi for registration.
* Parents are also welcome to join the walk.

Activity for children – Aug. 22, 2012

At Hotel Green Park, Vadapalani

5 p.m. to 6.15 p.m: Spring & Zoom, KK Nagar, an activity centre for children, welcomes children to learn to make envelope puppets and enact the story ‘Magic Vessel – Maaya Paathiram, a Tamil Nadu-based story. Resource person Nandini Sridhar is a storyteller and special education teacher. Open to children 5 years and above. Registration fee: Rs 50. Participants to bring light coloured envelopes that don’t tear easily (preferably the one used for courier with a layer of gauze inside), sketch pens, pencils, erasers, colour pencils and crayons. For more details, contact 9940450495 / 9940286740.

Hertitage of Chennai – Multimedia Presentation contest for schools

On Aug.21, 2012 at Sastri Hall, Luz, Chennai.

This contest is held in connection with MADRAS DAY 2012 (Aug.22 is the Day) which celebrates our city. The contest encourages city school students to explore Chennai’s history and heritage and present the subject in multi-media form.

The subject for this year’s contest is  OLD HOUSES OF OUR CITY.


Students must first locate a old house ( tiled or Madras terrace house or a bungalow) which is over 60 years old in your area. The house must be a residence.

The team must record the location and ownership history of this house.

It must photograph all the unique and key features of its architecture, inner spaces and vintage properties used by its residents.

It must gather details about these unique features ( roof and walls, rooms and open spaces, etc) and list the purposes they serve to its residents.


– 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 the presentation. ( No substitutes please!)

– Once you have located the house for study, please call the organiser Mr. Vincent D Souza at 98410 49155 and get the project approved and team members
registered (you must do so before you set out to work on it)

– Back at your desk put the project together with photos and the main points in the Power Point presentation capsule and explanation notes written on sheets of paper.
(do not dump all info / text into the PP capsule).

– At the contest, 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 your 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.

– The duration of the complete presentation – PowerPoint and Oral – should not exceed 10 minutes. Participants should be prepared to answer questions of the judge/s.

–  Use of the standard design templates in MS Office is only permitted. DO NOT download templates from the Internet.

– On the day of Contest, the team must bring a copy of the CD to the venue of the contest and get it checked ( before 9 am). We advise you to carry your project in 2 separate CDs.

– The organisers will provide a PC and a projector at the venue for your presentation.

– This Contest is open to the first 20 school teams to register on first come serve basis.

– The contest will take place on Aug. 21 from 9 am to 3 pm with a 30 mins.
lunch break at about 12.30 pm. ( you must bring your lunch)

– Venue: Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz, Mylapore.

– The best THREE presentations will be awarded TROPHIES, gifts and certificates. All participants will be given certificates. Prizes will be awarded on the same day at about 4 pm.

13. Prizes will be awarded based on quality of research / presentation of
pictures-visuals / presentation style.

This annual contest is organised by MYLAPORE TIMES – The Neighbourhood Newspaper and is supported by L&T.
Venue sponsor: South Indian National Association & Ranade Library  Luz.