Chennai City Living Heritage Project Contest For Schools

For city schools, a special competition - the Chennai City Living Heritage Projects - is being organised in association with INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage), Chennai Chapter.

Last year, many schools had participated in the Heritage Project competition and came out with exciting projects.

This year, the project/competition is slightly different.
Teams research and prepare on the project at home / school and work on them and present them at two/three city venues.

Here are the details of this competition.

1. The project requires your school teams to make a presentation on local heritage, culture, city based personalities, local geography/ natural heritage. You can even link events/developments of the past with its present state. For example - a school in Mambalam can research about the tank / lake that existed in the area decades ago and the present condition of that area. Or, a school in Mylapore can do a project on the role of temple tanks with focus on local tanks. If your school is more than 50 years old, the school itself can be the theme.

2. The project has to be created with the display of charts, maps, collage of pictures or clay models, all of which are focused on a theme the team chooses for the contest.

3. The teams first have to do the research, collect photos, clippings from newspapers / magazines on their own at home/school.

4. Armed with this, the teams will then have to assemble at the designated venues in the city and build the project - that is, draw the charts, make the models, paste the photos, etc. on the spot.
Materials required for your project must be brought by you (organisers will only provide tables to set up the project).

5. Each school can send ONLY TWO teams. Each team MUST have four students. Each team can present ONLY one project. Team can be made of students of any classes (preferably from Class 6 to 12).

5. The teams will have to work at the venues from 9am to 4pm on Day One and set up the project. All this work MUST be completed by 4pm. On Day Two, teams will have to present the project to judges who will inspect them.

6. Projects adjudged the best at each venue will receive prizes at an event on Aug.27 evening. All participants will recieve a certificate of commendation.

If your school is interested to participate in the competition, please contact co-ordinator Ms. Jayashree 98408 92939 and register.

You will soon get a communication from us about the venues in the city you can choose to build the project and the dates and timings of the contest. (Teams must be prepared to be at the designated venue for 1 1/2 days).

You will need to follow-up the telephonic registration with a formal letter from your school listing the projects you will present and names of students and the team's teacher guide.

They must be addressed to MADRAS DAY office at - c/o MYLAPORE TIMES, 77, C. P. Ramaswamy Rd., Alwarpet, Chennai 600 018.

The contest has limited participation due to space constraints: so early birds will be confirmed.