For Children 2011

Drawing and painting event for children – Aug. 20, 2011

At The Children’s Club, Mylapore. At 9 a.m.
Theme – Namma Chennai
Category 1 : For children of age 5 to 9 – drawings can be made by using Crayons, colour pencils
Category 2 : For children of age 10 to 15 – drawing and painting using water / poster colours
Participants should bring all the materials required for their drawing & painting.
Drawing sheet will be provided by the Children’s club
Register at the Children’s Club, 213 (96), V.M. Street, Mylapore  (4 to 6 p.m.)
Last date to register Aug. 18, 2011. Phone: 99405 57388 / 4211 3434

Villupattu – Chennai : Netru, Indru, Naalai

Organised by The Yellow Bus, Besant Nagar.

Performed by students of Besant Thoesophical School. Trained by S.V. Ramamurthy.
At Youth Hostel, Indira Nagar, Adyar
Contact The Yellow Bus at E-35/2, 2nd Avenue, Besant Nagar. Next to ICICI Bank
Phones : 45511819; 98845 49688

Madras 372 – Quiz for school students – Aug. 28, 2011

The Murugappa Group, which sponsored the mega ‘Madras 350’ Quiz in 1989 to celebrate Madras’s 350th birthday, is this year sponsoring a mega Schools Quiz on Madras.

‘Madras 372’ is open to all schools and organised by popular Quiz Master Naveen Jayakumar and the Quiz Foundation of India.

Last date to register – Aug. 26, 2011. Details and form available at
Contact : 96000 05932 / 95000 72458

Venue: Lady Andal School’s Venkata Subba Rao Auditorium

August 28th from 2.00 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Map Ur Way – Map Workshop / walk / competition

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.

On August 20, 2011 at 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Learning session on how to construct and read maps followed by a walk in the 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 18, 2011.
For more details, Contact 99623 87624.

Photowalks for children – Aug. 13 and 14, 2011

Organised by YOCee.
Led by N. Ramaswamy of

Open to children of class 5 to 12
On Aug 13, 2011. From 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. (approx.)
Starts from Royapuram Railway station and ends at Srinivasa Ramanujan Museum, Royapuram

On Aug. 14, 2011. From 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. (Approx.)
Route: From Iyyappan temple (Raja Annamalai Puram) till Greenways Road MRTS station

Children with a camera (any type) and love Chennai can join. Prior registration required. Free. Limited to first 25 registration on each of these days.
Contact 98405 44629 – Revathi for registration.
Select photos will be printed and displayed as an exhibition at various venues during the Madras Week (From Aug. 21 to 28)
* Parents and adult photo enthusiasts are also welcome to join the walk. (The exhibition is of photos by children only)

Events by The Yellow Bus, Play home and activity centre, Besant Nagar.

Aug. 15, 2011 – Oratorical contest for students of class 9 to 12. In English and Tamil. Topic : Speeches by famous personalities in Chennai.

Aug. 15, 2011 – Costume Galore – Traditional bridal costumes of different communities (native or migrated) of Chennai. Register before Aug. 5, 2011. Phone : 45511819

Aug. 15, 2011 – Art Contest – Collage on theme ‘Chennai – Netru, Indru, Naalai’. For children of age group 8-12yrs

Aug. 15, 2011 – Pulli Kolam contest. Open to all in the age group of 15-25years. Register before Aug. 5, 2011. Phone: 45511819

Aug. 21, 2011 – Finals of Oratorical contest

Aug. 21, 2011 – Villupattu – Netru, Indru, Naalai

Aug. 21, 2011 – Kootu – Lecture Demostration. ‘Influence of folk elements in today’s art and culture in the capital of Tamil Nadu

Contact The Yellow Bus at E-35/2, 2nd Avenue, Besant Nagar. Next to ICICI Bank
Phones : 45511819; 98845 49688

Events organised by Spring and Zoom, KK Nagar

August 27, 2011
At Hotel Green Park, Vadapalani, 3.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Spring and Zoom, KK Nagar, an activity centre for children, welcomes children to experiment and create exquisite products using the potter’s wheel and palm leaves, in ‘Madras – experience your cultural heritage’. Supported by resource persons from DakshinaChitra; open to children five years and above; contact 9940450495 / 9940286740.
Also, ‘Madras: Then and now’, a poster presentation by students.

Art, music, dance oratorical contests

Lions Club of Chennai Elite hosts contests for children on the occasion of the Madras Week

Date: August 14, 2011
Venue: Bharathiar Illam, Triplicane

Oratorical contest:
Topic: Role of Youth in making Chennai green and clean
Open to students of class 6 to 9

Fancy Dress Competition :
Traditional and Indian Culture
Open to children up to 8 years

Dance Contest:
Open to students in class 4 to 9

Drawing Competition:
Topic: Ancient and modern buildings in Chennai
Open to children in class 1 to p in three age categories.

To register contact : Lion S Basker on 9380565885

The Madras Quiz in Tamil – Aug. 27, 2011

For students studying in Tamil medium schools in Chennai.

Students from class 7 and above are eligible to participate in teams of two students. Each school can send three teams.
At P.S. Higher Secondary School, R.K. Math Road, Mylapore, Chennai – 4.

Written prelims followed by six teams on stage for the finals.


  •     Rolling trophy for the winners
  •     Prizes for two runner-up teams.

For registration call Revathi on phone no. 98405 44629

Venue Sponsor : P S Educational Society, Mylapore

Art competitions for kids – Aug. 21, 2011

Kalaa Manjari is hosting art contest for kids on Aug. 21, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Two different themes for two age groups:
Ages –  5- 10 years –     Clean Green Chennai
Ages – 11 – 16 years  –   Places of Interest in Chennai

Contact Kalaa Manjari at 6/12, First Street, Venus Colony. Alwarpet. Phone: 24312676

Heritage of Chennai – Multimedia Presentation Contest

For City Schools – 2011

Contest date : Aug. 23, 2011

Last date for submission of entries : Aug. 13, 2011
This contest is held in connection with MADRAS DAY (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 topic of your choice in multi-media form.

Buildings and monuments, religious places and tiled houses colonies, forested areas and lakes, institutions – be they cinema houses, schools, business houses … any of these can be the subject of your presentation.

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 attend the presentations.

GUIDELINES for the contest:

1. Identify a lesser known landmark in your area on which you will focus your project on and ask your school teacher to seek the approval of the organisers. (Please do not choose well known places like Central Station / Sri Kapali Temple / Fort St. George/ etc.)
Call the organiser Ms Revathi at 98405 44629 and get the project approved and registered (before you set out to work on it)

2. Once the project is approved do some research at the desk and then undertake a tour of the place to take pictures on the spot, notes and interview people who can give you more inputs. Take photos and videos – use them in your project.

3. Back at your desk put the project together with pictures 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).

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

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

8. The PowerPoint presentation should be submitted to the organisers on or before Aug. 13, 5.30pm, in a Compact Disc (CD) .
Address for submission – MYLAPORE TIMES, 77, C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet, Chennai – 18 (Please courier the pack. We do not entertain hand delivered entries!)

9. The team should retain a copy of the CD and bring it to the venue of the contest. The organisers will provide for a PC and a projector at the venue to help you make a good presentation.

10. Contest is open to first 20 teams to register on first come serve basis.

11. The contest will take place on Aug. 23 from 9 am to 3 pm with a 30 mins. Lunch break at about 12.30 pm. Venue: Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz, Mylapore.

12. The best THREE presentations will be awarded TROPHIES, gifts and certificates. All participants will be given certificates. The prize giving function will be held on the same day at about 4 pm.

13. Prizes will be awarded based on quality of research / presentation of old/new pictures-visuals / presentation format and answers to the question posed by the judges.

This event is supported by South India National Association (SINA), Luz. Venue sponsor.