It is in our culture to touch a person or a piece of paper to show respect if we trample with foot. We show respect as we see presence of GOD everywhere, but why as a community we are beginning to lack discipline and cleanliness at public places? The footwares thrown helter-skelter around temple entrances is just one example.

Swacch Devalaya is a mission to bring back basic discipline, the culture of mutual respect and civic sense, starting with temples. We believe it will help us lead harmonious and peaceful life. Please check other tabs on this website for the coverage on the activities of our mission.

Global Swacchata Contest is a campaign designed to bring larger awareness for this initiative. It is a people driven effort with no other motive. Please spread the word and help our youth. Let us change for the better!

Why this contest? 

Cleanliness is a culture that you cultivate from an young age. Let us first begin at temples, the place we go to with a clean body and a clean mind to worship GOD and seek HIS grace! It can spread from there to all walks of life.

Please participate in this contest and let us know why cleanliness matters to you! There are fabulous prizes totaling $6000 waiting to be awarded for the best entries from all categories.

How can you participate in the contest?

You can participate in one of the four categories based on your age. Please check the contest rules pages below to learn more details. The language for contest is English or Hindi.

What are the steps?

Step 1. Pay the contest fee – click to enroll
               (
Contestants from India – Early bird entry fee Rs 340/- (Rs 475/- from Sep 15th))
               (
All others –  Early bird entry fee $5 per contestant ($7 from Sep 15th))
               Select one or more categories if there are multiple contestants from the same                    household
Step 2. Submit contest entry by email to gscontest2018@gmail.com
                 Make sure to attach proof of payment with your entry.
Step 3: You will get a notification for successful contest entry within 2-3 days
Step 4: Wait till the evaluation is complete and results are announced

Reading and understanding these guidelines is highly recommended to conform to requirements

Participation Steps:

  • Reading the guidelines related to your category
  • Submitting Entry Form and Paying Entry Fee
  • Click this link to enroll http://www.events4.us/sl/global-swacchata-contest-gsc
  • Send email with attachment your entry as per the guidelines
  • Deadline Dec 31st, 2018 (US EST)
  • All the contents/ideas submitted by contestants will be used for the purpose ‘Swacch Devalaya’.
  • Submission file name should have your full name, Age and City
  • Examples: If your name is Sanjay Patel and you are 16 years old living in Atlanta… name your file as : SanjayPatel-16-Atlanta.mp3 (your first&lastname-age-city.file extension)
  • Accepted file types are MP3, PDF, JPG, JPEG and PNG
  • The language for contest is English or Hindi

A drawing on 11X17” Sheet of Paper – My Clean Home, School or/&   Temple (Show clean vs not clean; orderly vs. disorderly)

The drawing should conform to the theme

You may include additional notes about your drawing on a separate sheet with slogans, recommendations, views, etc. in bullet format not exceeding 300 words.

  • Paper size should be 11 X 17” with at least one inch margin on all sides
  • Paper should be white
  • See these EXAMPLE AEXAMPLE B
  • Color Pencil, Crayons, Watercolors, etc. can be used
  • No restriction on colors
  • All entries should have full name
  • Drawing should be scanned and saved as pdf, jpg or png.

An Audio Talk – Cleanliness and Civic Sense (Explain civic sense and lack of it)  (Reference Civic sense, Swacch Devalaya, Swacch Bharat)

Instead of audio may send a video with voice  without showing the contestant/speaker/anyone else.

You may show photo of the transcript of the Talk on a separate sheet with slogans, recommendations, views, etc. in bullet format not exceeding 300 words.

  • Total length of the talk should not exceed FOUR minutes (240 Seconds)
  • The audio talk has to be by the contestant
  • Audio file should be in MP3 format.
  • If video used to record voice – Minimum resolution of 1280*720 (720p) and file size cannot exceed more than 0.5 GB (500MB)

A video talk- ‘Cleanliness, 5S,  Civic Sense’ & social responsibility with respect to civic sense (What are the tangible & intangible benefits of cleanliness (Swachata),, Problem solving, vision & develop a slogan); (Reference Civic sense, Swacch Devalaya, Swacch Bharat, 5S, Clean Mind).

You may include one separate sheet with slogans, recommendations, views, etc. in bullet format not exceeding 300 words.

Use of maximum FIVE Props, images, other video clips not exceeding 5-10 seconds.

  • The participant will talk looking at the camera
  • Language is English, use simple language
  • Should dress appropriately
  • Video should be shot with good resolution camera or smartphone
  • Leave space above the ahead and both sides
  • Minimum resolution of 1280*720 (720p) and file size cannot exceed more than 0.5 GB (500MB)
  • Speak clearly and slowly
  • Shooting the video in daylight is preferred. If shooting indoors background should be light color
  • Leave at least one foot from the background if shooting indoors
  • Captions and credits are accepted but should not exceed 10 seconds
  • Contestant speaking portion must be a maximum FOUR minutes (240 Seconds)

Video Film along with one page of notes in bullet format not exceeding 300 words with recommendations and slogans, 5S, Civic Sense’ and Impact on Society (What are the tangible and intangible benefits of cleanliness, Problem solving, vision and develop a slogan); (Reference Civic sense, Swacch Devalaya, Swacch Bharat, 5S, Clean Mind)

  • Video should be shot with good resolution camera or smartphone
  • Minimum resolution of 1280*720 (720p). Max file size 0.5 GB (500MB)
  • Use of maximum FIVE Props, images, other video clips not exceeding 5-10 seconds each
  • Shooting the video in daylight is preferred. If shooting indoors background should be light color
  • Leave at least one foot from the background if shooting indoors
  • Captions and credits are accepted but should not exceed 10 seconds
  • Duration of video must be a maximum of FOUR minutes

  • First Prize: $400, Second $300, Third $200. Fourth prize $100,
  • Seven  special prizes of $50 each
  • Two prizes $75 each for participation (raffle draw)

Deadline

  • Dec 31st, 2018

Disclaimer

  • A panel of well qualified people will be the judges.
  • All submissions for this contest will be used by Swacch Devalaya