Contest: Madras in 375 words – Last date: Aug. 31, 2014

Conducted by: Quill on Parchment ( – an on-line publishing forum.

Share your anecdotes, tales, quirks, reminiscences, anything that you would like to share about the city of Madras. And do so in 375 words – no more no less.

Go to and enter the on-line contest.

Be a part of the celebrations of our beautiful city’s history and heritage. Participate, Celebrate and Win Goodies! The top entries will also be given certificates.

The contest is open to all from 15/8/2014 to 31/8/2014. The winners will be announced and the prizes will be distributed in the first week of September.

So come be a part of the Madras Day and quill on parchment celebration of Our city’s birthday.

For more details visit –
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Contact details:
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Or call Ashwin Radhakrishnan- 9566131987 / Girish Raman – 7299687990



Elocution Contest for children – Aug. 24, 2014

Contest in Tamil & English. In two age groups (Class 4 to 6, Class 7 to 9)

At The Children’s Club, 213 (Old 96), V.M. Street, Mylapore
Topic will be announced on Aug. 17, 2014
The contest will be held on Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Entrance Fee: Rs. 50 per participant.
Contact The Children’s Club Society, 213, Venkatachalam (VM) Street, (off RK Salai, near Yellow Pages), Mylapore, Chennai 600 004
Tel: 94440 26237 / 2499 0231: Office hours : 4.30 – 6.00 pm


Art Contest for children – Aug. 26, 2014

At Valluvar Kottam, Chennai
From 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Registration starts at 6 a.m.
Theme: What I like in My Madras
Class: From 6th to 12th std.

The students can express what they like in Madras – focusing on the richness of Madras, on the culture / tradition / Practices / Places / entertainment etc. through different elements like posters, chart work, banners, thermocol models, graffiti, fabric art, paper craft, woordwork, clay artifacts, photographs, recycled waste art or any out-of-the-box medium. It can also be an audio-visual, a PowerPoint presentation or even interactive games / dance and activities based on the theme.

Organised by United Way Chennai in association with the Times of India.


Art Contest on Singara Chennai – Last date Aug. 16, 2014

Contest name: ARTOMANIA
Age Group: Open to all
Theme: Singara Chennai
The participant can do any art work (sketch, painting, scrap book, micro art, object painting, T shirt designing, posters, tile art, glass painting and not limited to)based on the theme. The more innovative and creative the art, the more the points. The art piece should depict the participant’s love for Chennai.

The participant should send in their Art work at the following address:
The participants should attach their full details ( Name, Age, Address, Occupation, Phone number, Email id) and a brief description of their art (not more than 50 words)
The entries should reach us on or before 16th August 2014.

The best entries will be shared on our facebook page ( and every participant will be given a unique ID and link which they can share to their friends in order to get likes. Likes on facebook also will be one of the judging criteria.*
Winners will be awarded with exciting prizes and will also win a chance to be a part of ARTWIZARD’s ARTIST GROUP.
Winner’s artwork will also be published on our website.
For any queries the participants can contact Komal R +91-9380398098 or Ronak Jain +91-9940207099
(*Facbook likes is not the only criteria for judging.)


Enga area – Photo Essay contest for children (online) – Last date – Aug. 20, 2014

Open to children studying in class 7 to 12.
Research the history, heritage and the everyday life of your neighbourhood. Walk down the are and shoot unique features, heritage landmarks, historical spots, old houses and anything that you feel proud of your area.
with your Google account. Create a presentation with the story about your area and photos. Add short descriptions of each photo in the same slide. Share this presentation to the email id – Remember to make the presentation ‘Visible to Public’ under the visibility options.
Number of slides should not exceed 20.
The best three presentations will prizes on Aug. 23, 2014. Winners will be intimated about the time and venue through email.

Shoot Madras – Photo Contest – Last date for entries – Aug. 15, 2014

Photographic Society of Madras (PSM), founded in Madras 157 years ago, is holding a photography contest during the Madras Week that celebrates the 375 years of Madras.

There are three groups:

1. Student community

2. The employed (and the self employed)

3. The public

There are three themes:

1) My Madras The photographer’s personal tribute to Chennai, depicting what it means personally to him or her. Including typical Chennai views like beaches, eat-outs, city life, cityscapes, scenes against which day to day life in Chennai plays out.

2) Monuments of Madras From the architect’s scrap book, capturing the magnificence of the city’s architecture, from the oldest to Art Deco and the modern architecture of the City.

3) Unusual Madras Strange and unusual happenings in the City. Also the unexpected that breaks tradition and contradicts stereotypes.

Entries may be sent to before 12.00 noon on Friday, 15th August, 2014. An exhibition of prize winning entries will be open from 19th August, World Photography Day, to 25h August.

Entries may be sent to before 12.00 noon on Friday, 15th August, 2014.
An exhibition of prize winning entries will be open on 19th August, World Photography Day.

For details, visit


Inspirational Madras – Photo Contest – Last date Aug. 2, 2014

Navin’s, a leading real estate developer is hosting a photo contest in the city for all the camera lovers.

Starting from today, participants can send their entries to Navin’s official id –

Participants are expected to focus on capturing utility and functionality aspects of landmark buildings across Chennai.
The photograph should be supported with a brief write up which define why the building is inspirational to them.

The entries will be shortlisted and exhibited at a common venue. The winners will be announced on the Madras Day (August 22nd, 2014) at the exhibition by an eminent jury.

The winners will grab exciting prizes worth over Rs. 15,000 and an attractive opportunity to work on a portfolio project for Navin’s.

The last date for receiving entries is 2nd August, 2014. For more details about the photo contest kindly visit, Navin’s official Face book page


Heritage of Chennai – Multimedia Presentation Contest For City Schools – Aug. 19, 2014

Heritage of Chennai – Multimedia Presentation Contest – 2014

Last date for submission of entries : Aug. 11, 2014

This contest is held in connection with MADRAS DAY 2014 (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 given to you in multi-media form.

THEME FOR THIS CONTEST – City Temple with great heritage

Note: We want you to choose a temple in the city which has great history and architecture within Chennai City. ( Please avoid the Sri Kapali Temple, Sri Parthasarathy Temple, Sri Marundeeswarar Temple – because we want presentations on less known temples).

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 one presentation.

GUIDELINES for the contest:

1. Identify a temple for your project on and ask your school teacher to seek the approval of the organisers. 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. The PowerPoint presentation should be submitted to the organisers on or before Aug. 11, 5 pm, in a Compact Disc (CD). Address for submission –
77, C. P. Ramaswamy Road
Alwarpet, Chennai – 18
Please courier the pack. We do not entertain hand delivered entries!

8. 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.

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

10. The contest will take place on Aug. 19 from 9 am to 3 pm with a 30 mins. lunch break. Venue: Srinivasa Sastri Hall, Luz, Mylapore.

11. 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.

12. 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 Mylapore Times, the neighbourhood newspaper and South India National Association (SINA), Luz. Venue sponsor. The contest has been held for 10 years now.

Design a T-Shirt for Chennai – Last date: July 20, 2014 [Entries Closed]

Results of the T Shirt Design Contest (Announced on July 23, 2014)

Best Entry – Naveen S


Consolation Prize- 1. Nikite Nirmala 



Consolation Prize – 2: Arul Oviya




A contest for the designers and creative people.

See sample t shirts from the past here >>>

Madras T.Shirt design content

Submitting your entry:

– JPEG or PDF file in 700 by 700 pixel size of minimum 150 dpi
– Retain the original design. We will call for it if your design is adjudged as the best.
EMail your design to
OR send the CD with the design to The Organisers, Madras Day, C/o. Mylapore Times, 77, C.P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 18
– Last date to submit the entry – July 20, 2014


The best design will win Rs. 3000 and a certificate.
Two other entries of good quality will get a certificate and a gift.
The BEST submission in the contest may be used on a T-Shirt planned for 2014. Or the best designer will be invited to create a unique design for future