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Life is Beautiful

You may have heard of the 1997 Roberto Benigni movie called “Life is beautiful”. Adapted from a story set in the turbulent times of World War II, it portrays how life changed almost in an instant as the Nazis gained power over large parts of Europe. The camera follows the story of a little Jewish family faced with the worst horrors of the concentration camp – separation from loved ones, starvation and hard labour. In the middle of this, an ingenious father invents a game to protect his toddler son from the brutal realities of the camp, and he successfully conditions his boy to believe that one day they would return to a world where life is indeed, beautiful. 

Probably now more than ever before, as we are thrust into tumultuous times with pandemics, natural disasters and whatnot, the theme of this movie rings clear like a bell. It’s decided then. One must be willing to take a stand. For what? For kindness and decency, for goodwill and courage, for hope and gratitude – even against all odds. We must teach our children that values like these are the ones to contend for and pray for – things that will make the world a better place. And we order our lives by these values because shhh….the children are watching…and learning.

  

At Harbour International School we believe that every child is special and unique and deserves to be celebrated. Their creativity is not bound or constricted by space, time or even, lockdown. Therefore, the contest Life is Beautiful – an opportunity to celebrate their imagination and creativity during this unforeseen time! This contest is also held as an effort to raise funds for the school and each amount received from your entries will be channelled towards overheads like subject and curriculum resources, library advancement etc. that will help enhance the overall learning experience for every child who walks into our doors. 

Harbour International School proudly presents Life is Beautiful, a creative contest. 

Painting

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PAINTING

Age groups A: 5-6 years; B: 7-10 years; C: 11-14 years D: 15-17 years

 

General Guidelines

- Soft copy of original artwork to be submitted in PDF format

- Artwork made must be limited to a maximum of A3 size (11.69 x 16.53 inches)

- Participants can use any medium of choice (pastels, watercolour, acrylic, oil etc.)

- Multiple entries by a participant are allowed. However, each entry is limited to only one artwork. To submit more, participants will have to pay the entry fee again.

- If an entry has more than one artwork in the file submitted, the entry will be  disqualified

- Judges decision are final and irrevocable

Researching and Writing

CREATIVE WRITING

Age groups A: 11-14 years; B: 15-17 years

 

General Guidelines

: Soft copy of original writing to be submitted in PDF format

: Word limit: 200-250 words

: Print entries must be submitted in the English language

: Multiple entries by a participant are allowed. However, each entry is limited to only one work of writing. To submit more, participants will have to pay the entry fee again

: If an entry has more than one work in the file/video submitted, it will be disqualified

: Judges decision are final and irrevocable

Researching and Writing
Creative Writing
Solo Dance
Dancing in the Street

SOLO DANCE

Age groups A: 5-6 years; B: 7-10 years; C: 11-14 years; D: 15-17 years

 

General Guidelines

- A video performance of a maximum of 2 minutes to be submitted

- The video quality should be a minimum of 360p and a max of 480p.

- Dance routines can be of any genre – contemporary, ballet, hip-hop, Indian etc.

- Please make sure entries are family-friendly. Entries will be disqualified if found to have  derogatory or offensive content

- Multiple entries by a participant are allowed. However, each entry is limited to only one solo dance video. To submit more, participants will have to pay the entry fee again

- If an entry has more than one work in the file/video submitted, it will be disqualified

- Judges decision are final and irrevocable

SOLO SONG

Age groups A:  7-10 years; B: 11-14 years; C: 15-17years

 

General Guidelines

- A video performance of a maximum of 2 minutes to be submitted

- Lyrics of the song to be submitted in PDF format

- The video quality should be a minimum of 360p and a max of 480p.

- Participants can sing their song of choice in any 2 languages: English or Hindi

- Song of choice can be an original or a cover song

- Participants must submit their video performance without adding any effects to the audio

- Participants can use an instrument while performing (optional)

- Please make sure entries are family-friendly. Entries will be disqualified if found to have derogatory or offensive content

- Multiple entries by a participant are allowed. However, each entry is limited to only one solo song video. To submit more, participants will have to pay the entry fee again.

- If an entry has more than one work in the file/video submitted, it will be disqualified

- Judges decision are final and irrevocable

Singer
Solo Song
Poem
Recitation
Image by Kane Reinholdtsen

POEM RECITATION

Age group A: 8-10 years; B: 11-14 years; C: 15-17years

 

General Guidelines

- Recitation of the poem should be a maximum of 2 minutes

- The video quality should be a minimum of 360p and a max of 480p.

- Participants can recite any poem of choice in English and submit a video file of the same

- Poem of choice can be an original (optional) or from any literature

- Participants are free to recite with or without the sheet

- Participants must submit their video recitation without adding any effects to the audio

- Please make sure entries are family-friendly. Entries will be disqualified if found to have derogatory or offensive content

- Multiple entries by a participant are allowed. However, each entry is limited to only one video of the poem recitation. To submit more, participants will have to pay the entry fee again

- If an entry has more than one work in the file/video submitted, it will be disqualified

- Judges decision are final and irrevocable

CONTEST INFO

ENTRY FEE PER CATEGORY, PER AGE GROUP: Rs. 250/- 

LAST DATE FOR ENTRIES: 12th July 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS: 22nd July 2020

(Results will be announced on H.I.S. Website and Social Media)

Terms & Conditions

1. Each age group needs to have a minimum of 10 entries to be able     to declare or announce a winner

2. Entry fee for each age group of any category is Rs. 250/-

3. Participants can apply for more than 1 category.

4. Entry fee once paid is non-refundable.

5. For any queries please write to us at info@his-ed.com 

6. To send in your entries fill the form below.

7. All legal actions, if any, will be under the Dehradun jurisdiction.

8. Judges' decisions are final and irrevocable

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Prizes

Winner

Amazon e-gift card worth Rs.1000/- and an e-certificate from the school

Runner up

Amazon e-gift card worth Rs.250/- and an e-certificate from the school

Second runner up

An e-certificate from the school

REGISTER HERE

Before submitting your entry and registering yourself,
kindly make the payment of Rs. 250/- per entry, by clicking the 'PAY NOW' button below. 
You will be required to mention the payment transaction ID in the registration form.

Meet The Judges

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Isaac Gergan

PAINTING

Artist and Director, Art for Change Foundation

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Sony Thokchom

PAINTING

Visual Artist, Guest Faculty at AJKMCRC, New Delhi

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Maree Scully

POEM RECITATION

Leadership coach and trainer. 

Enjoys plant based cooking and eating.

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Vankoor Raina

SOLO SONG

Musician, Vocalist of Rock Around the Clock & Vinyls in the Attic

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Worchuichon Zimik

SOLO DANCE

Dance and cardio fitness trainer, Judge at Manipur's Ringui Got Talent, Regional round of Changwon K-Pop world festival 2019, Beat Jagger's Dance Jam 2017.

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Vaijyanti Ghosh

CREATIVE WRITING

Senior Editor, School ELT Textbooks.

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Meenakshi Deol

SOLO DANCE

Avid Dancer and Public Health Professional at UNDP. Zero waste and greener life enthusiast.

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Sudeshna

CREATIVE WRITING

Author, Coach and Learning Consultant

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Chochung Dema

SOLO SONG

Singer, Songwriting, Arunachal Idol Judge

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Meenakshi Jha

SOLO DANCE

Bharatnatyam Dancer, Country Manager CSR, American Tower Corp.In

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Sharmistha

POEM RECITATION

English Language Educator, Creative Writer

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Man Lun Kim

POEM RECITATION

Asst. Prof. in the Dept. of English, Manipur.

Author of - 51 Accidental Inventions that changed the world.

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Smruti Jalpur

SOLO SONG

Singer, Songwriter, Music Teacher at St. Xavier's High School

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Janis Lindley

PAINTING

Artist / Art Educator BFA, MAT

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Vidya Vinod

SOLO DANCE

Passionate about dance, Behavioural Trainer, Human Capital Strategist, Trekker

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Nidhi 

PAINTING

Co-Founder of Living waters Creative Studio.