Krishna Fest - Online contests on occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami


KRISHNA FEST 2020 WINNERS 

KIDS/YOUTH CATEGORY

CONTESTAge groupPrizeContestant
Art Contest (Age group: 6 - 16 years)
6 years to 8 years
FIRST PRIZESai Sanjana Gangumalla
SECOND PRIZENidhi Somayaji
THIRD PRIZEShrinika Kalbhavi
SPECIAL PERFORMERAadhya Udipi
9 years to 12 years
FIRST PRIZEMegha Somayaji
SECOND PRIZENitya Gujrati
THIRD PRIZEAadarsh Jonnalagadda
SPECIAL PERFORMER
Dhrishika Bokam
Tanvi cholleti
13 years to 16 yearsFIRST PRIZESree Vaishnavi Bachiraju
Bhagavad Gita Sloka/Chapter Recitation (3 - 16 years)
3 years to 5 years
FIRST PRIZEMeenakshi Rama
SECOND PRIZE
Sharngini Sharan
Tanusree Kodthivada
THIRD PRIZE
Advika Naalla
Siya Sudhakar
Ronith Aitha
SPECIAL PERFORMER
Aarna Patimid
Krishna Prabhu
6 years to 8 years
FIRST PRIZE
Dharani Kintali
Shivansh Bhanushali
SECOND PRIZE
Ananya Palla
Sahita Aitha
Laasyapriya Surisetti
THIRD PRIZE
Sahastrajit Anumula
Anwita Nimbargi
SPECIAL PERFORMERShreshta Vijay Rao
9 to 12 years
FIRST PRIZE
Shraddha Gangavarapu
Shreya Reddy Kancharla
Vedanshi Bhanushali
SECOND PRIZE
Mahalakshmi Upadrasta
Shreya Dasharadhi
Sai Yalavarthi
THIRD PRIZE
Krishna Yashas Kankipati
HarshaTeja Varkalli
Aadarsh Jonnalagadda
13 years to 16 years
FIRST PRIZEArpansree Gusidi
SECOND PRIZEShrinidhi Pola
Classical Dance (6 - 16 years)
6 years to 8 years
FIRST PRIZEGourika Sakargayan
SECOND PRIZENavya Velamuri
THIRD PRIZESai Sanjana Gangumalla
9 years to 12 years
FIRST PRIZEEshani Pillai
SECOND PRIZEDeepika Sujay
Flyer Making (9 - 16 years)
13 years to 12 years
FIRST PRIZERitvik Yasoda
SECOND PRIZENidhi Yellamraju
THIRD PRIZEThejas Manoj
Krishna Costume
3 years to 5 years
FIRST PRIZEAbhay Jonnalagadda
SECOND PRIZE
Santoshi Amarnath
Gaurangi Chadha
Hansini Martha
THIRD PRIZE
Amala Gaurangi Kilara
Suksha Raykar Suksha
Shrisai Sathyanarayanan
SPECIAL PERFORMERMiraya Saranyan
6 years to 8 years
FIRST PRIZELaasya Uday
SECOND PRIZETaksha Sai Kotha
THIRD PRIZEAadhya Shijeesh
9 years to 12 years
FIRST PRIZEEshani Pillai
SECOND PRIZEPranavi Martha
Krishna Quiz (9 - 16 years)
9 years to 12 years
FIRST PRIZESampada Naveen
SECOND PRIZESai Sanjana Gangumalla
THIRD PRIZEDeepika Sujay
Singing (6 - 16 years)
3 years to 5 years
FIRST PRIZEAbhinaya Velamuri
SECOND PRIZEHarshini Arun
THIRD PRIZEBhavika Segu
6 years to 8 years
FIRST PRIZEDhruthi Vijay Kadambi
SECOND PRIZENavya Velamuri
THIRD PRIZEAnshika Pratapani
9 years to 12 years
FIRST PRIZESanviti Amarnath
SECOND PRIZESaiSahasra Makamchenna
THIRD PRIZEMeghna Penugonda
13 years to 16 years
FIRST PRIZEShrivalli Addepally
SECOND PRIZEPiya Papadkar
THIRD PRIZESree Vaishnavi Bachiraju
Video Making (9 - 16 years)
9 years to 12 years
FIRST PRIZEShripriya Kalbhavi
SECOND PRIZEDeepika Sujay
THIRD PRIZERitvik Yasoda

ADULTS CATEGORY        

CONTESTPRIZECONTESTANT
Bhagavad Gita Chapter Recitation
FIRST PRIZEHemanth Rama
SECOND PRIZE
Sowmya Gudala
Rajani Martha
SriHari Saripella
THIRD PRIZE
Rajini Votari
Gayatri Divakaruni
Singing
FIRST PRIZEAruna Pothukuchi
SECOND PRIZENithya Gopalakrishnan
THIRD PRIZEShweta Krishnan
MehendiFIRST PRIZEShilpa Balaraj

BHAGAVAD GITA QUIZ - THE 5 BASIC TRUTHS OF BHAGAVAD GITA 

PRIZECONTESTANT
FIRST PRIZEHarikrishnan Gnanamoorthy
SECOND PRIZE
Veepthisri Mandali
Manoj Pradhan
THIRD PRIZEManu Sharma

Registration

Adults (Gita recitation, Singing, Rangoli, Mehendi): https://form.jotform.com/201927366727160
Adults (The 5 Gita Concepts Tutorial & Quiz): https://tinyurl.com/Gita5Truths

Children / Youth

Art Contest (Age group: 6 - 16 years)

Date: 8/11/2020 (Janmashtami day)
Time:
 9:30 am
Duration: 90 mins

Guidelines:
  1. Drawing a picture related to Lord Krishna and his activities (anything related to Krishna)
  2. Mode: Online Zoom session (participants will enable camera while they are doing the art work).
  3. Judgement criteria: Judges who are specialized in this area will select winners from each age group
  4. Winners photos and their art work will be shown during the Janmashtami Live telecast. It will also be posted on Temple Facebook page and email distribution list. They will also be able to collect special prasadam pack from Temple (subject to Temple being open to visitors).
  5. For any questions or clarifications, please reach out to: krishnafest@ihf-usa.org
Registration:

Bhagavad Gita Sloka/Chapter Recitation (Age group: 3 - 16 years)

Date: By 8/5/2020

Guidelines:
  1. For age group 3 - 5 years, up to 5 slokas (not more than 5) from Bhagavad Gita should be memorized and recited. Audio file should be uploaded using registration form.
  2. For age group 6 - 8 years, up to 10 slokas (not more than 10) from Bhagavad Gita should be memorized and recited. Audio file should be uploaded using registration form.
  3. For age group 9 years and above, memorize any one chapter of Bhagavad Gita should be memorized and recited. Audio file should be uploaded using registration form.
  4. Mode: Offline voice recording to be uploaded
  5. Judgement criteria: Judges who are specialized in this area will select winners from each age group
  6. Winners will be announced on 8/9/2020 from different age groups. Winners will be given opportunity to perform live during Janmashtami on a Zoom session. Winners’ photos will also be posted on Temple Facebook page and email distribution list. They will also be able to collect special prasadam pack from Temple (subject to Temple being open to visitors).
  7. For any questions or clarifications, please reach out to: krishnafest@ihf-usa.org
Registration:

Singing  (Age group: 6 - 16 years)

Date: By 8/5/2020

Guidelines:
  1. Any Krishna song / Vishnu song by a bonafide acharya can be sung. Singing should not cross 3 mins duration. Audio file should be uploaded using registration form by 8/5/2020.
  2. Judgement criteria: Judges who are specialized in this area will select winners from each age group.
  3. Winners will be announced on 8/9/2020 from different age groups. Winners will be given opportunity to perform live during Janmashtami on a Zoom session. Winners’ photos will also be posted on Temple Facebook page and email distribution list. They will also be able to collect special prasadam pack from Temple (subject to Temple being open to visitors).
  4. For any questions or clarifications, please reach out to: krishnafest@ihf-usa.org
Registration:

Krishna Costume  (Age group: 3 - 16 years)

Date: 8/9/2020
Time: By 12 noon

Guidelines:
  1. Upload one picture of your child/children wearing the costume themed around Krishna using registration form (by the time/date mentioned above). If you have two children, they both can be dressed as two separate characters. For example, a single child might be dressed as Baby Krishna. Siblings could be dressed as Yashoda Krishna, Krishna Balaram etc.
  2. Judgement criteria: Judges who are specialized in this area will select winners from each age group
  3. Pictures of winners from different age groups will be displayed during live telecast of our Janmashtami program as well as published in our Janmastami campaign newsletter on our Facebook page as well as to our email distribution list. They will also be able to collect special prasadam pack from Temple (subject to Temple being open to visitors).
  4. For any questions or clarifications, please reach out to: krishnafest@ihf-usa.org
Registration:

Flyer Making  (Age group: 9 - 16 years)

Date: 8/9/2020
Time: 10 am
Duration: 2 hours

Guidelines:
  1. This will be a live zoom session competition with occasional screen share. Participants will be asked to design a flyer themed around Janmashtami from pictures taken from Temple Facebook page (facebook.com/kbmandir).
  2. Judgement criteria: Judges who are specialized in this area will select winners from each age group.
  3. The flyers of the winners will be displayed during live telecasts of our Janmashtami program as well as published in our Janmastami campaign newsletter on our Facebook page as well as to our email distribution list. They will also be able to collect special prasadam pack from Temple (subject to Temple being open to visitors). Winners could also be potentially given future opportunities for designing temple flyers.
  4. For any questions or clarifications, please reach out to: krishnafest@ihf-usa.org
Registration:

Video Making  (Age group: 9 - 16 years)

Date: 8/9/2020
Time: 2 pm
Duration: 2 hours

Guidelines:
  1. This will be a live zoom session competition with occasional screen share. Participants will be given a few video clips and some photo albums. They can use any software and come up with a video not more than 30 seconds long. The theme will be announced during the event. Judges who are proficient in video making will announce the winners.
  2. Winners: Winners photos and their videos will be live telecasted during Janmasthami event as well as published in Temple facebook page and email distribution list. The winners can also collect special prasadam pack from the Temple (subject to Temple being open to visitors). Winners will be awarded based on age groups.
  3. For any questions or clarifications, please reach out to: krishnafest@ihf-usa.org
Registration:

Krishna Quiz  (Age group: 9 - 16 years)

Date: 8/11/2020
Time: 11:30 am
Duration: 1 hour

Guidelines:
  1. Participants will be beforehand given material to prepare from. The material will be based on Bhagavad Gita and other vedic literature which can be understood according to respective age groups. The game will be based on the kahoot app and will be conducted using zoom session on the Janmashtami day.
  2. Winners: Winners photos will be live telecasted during Janmasthami event as well as published in Temple facebook page and email distribution list. The winners can also collect special prasadam pack from the Temple (subject to Temple being open to visitors). Competition will be based on age groups.
  3. For any questions or clarifications, please reach out to: krishnafest@ihf-usa.org
Registration:

Dancing (Ages: 6-16 years)

Date: By 8/5/2020
Winners performance: 8/11/2020 Janmashtami day, 5 pm

Guidelines:
  1. Participants should send a recorded dance clip (of duration not more than 5 mins. Longer than 5 mins will be disqualified) by 8/5/2020. The dancing should be for Krishna/Vishnu song or classical music. The dancing can be folk or classical, but should not be cinematic in nature. The mood should be devotion. The recorded dance clip should be uploaded using the registration form.
  2. Judgement: Judges proficient in classical dancing will determine the winners appropriately according to age groups. Winners will be announced on 8/9/2020. Criteria will be: ease, proficiency, facial expression, devotion, body language.
  3. Prize: The winners will be given opportunity to perform during the Janmashtami live telecast. The winners (with the photos) will be acknowledged in Temple facebook groups and email distribution list. The winners will also be able to collect special prasadam pack from the Temple (subject to Temple being open to visitors).
  4. For any questions or clarifications, please reach out to: krishnafest@ihf-usa.org
Registration:


Adults

Bhagavad Gita Sloka/Chapter Recitation (Any participant >= 18 years)

Date: By 8/5/2020
Winners performance: 8/11/2020 Janmashtami day, 4 pm

Guidelines:
  1. Participants need to memorize any one chapter of Bhagavad Gita and recited. Audio file should be uploaded using registration form.
  2. Mode: Offline voice recording to be uploaded
  3. Judgement criteria: Judges who are specialized in this area will select winners
  4. Winners will be announced on 8/9/2020. Winners will be given opportunity to perform live during Janmashtami on a Zoom session. Winners’ photos will also be posted on Temple Facebook page and email distribution list. They will also be able to collect special prasadam pack from Temple (subject to Temple being open to visitors).
  5. For any questions or clarifications, please reach out to: krishnafest@ihf-usa.org
Registration:

Singing (Any participant >= 18 years)

Date: By 8/5/2020
Winners performance: 8/11/2020 Janmashtami day, 4 pm

Guidelines:
  1. Any Krishna song / Vishnu song by bonafide acharya can be sung. Singing should not cross 3 mins duration. Audio file should be uploaded using registration form by 8/5/2020.
  2. Judgement criteria: Judges who are specialized in this area will select winners.
  3. Winners will be announced on 8/9/2020 from different age groups. Winners will be given opportunity to perform live during Janmashtami on a Zoom session. Winners’ photos will also be posted on Temple Facebook page and email distribution list. They will also be able to collect special prasadam pack from Temple (subject to Temple being open to visitors).
  4. For any questions or clarifications, please reach out to: krishnafest@ihf-usa.org
Registration:

Rangoli (women >= 16 years)

Date: 8/9/2020
Time: 2 pm
Duration: 1 hour

Guidelines:
  1. Participants will all login together in a zoom video conference session. They can choose any Krishna-based theme for Rangoli. They can apply it on the floor or a white chart. The picture of the themes should be approved by the moderator before starting on the project. Typical Krishna themes would be: any decorative art along with Krishna name or Krishna flute or peacock feather.
  2. Judgement: Judges proficient in rangoli will determine the winners.
  3. Prize: The rangoli along with the winner photos will be live telecasted during the Janmashtami telecast. It will also be published in Temple facebook pages and email distribution lists. Winners will also be able to collect a special prasadam pack from the Temple (subject to Temple being open to visitors).
  4. For any questions or clarifications, please reach out to: krishnafest@ihf-usa.org
Registration:

Mehendi (women >= 16 years)

Date: 8/9/2020
Time: 10 am
Duration: 1 hour

Guidelines:
  1. Participants will all login together in a zoom video conference session. They can choose any Krishna-based theme for mehendi. They can apply it on any of their family members. The picture of the themes should be approved by the moderator before starting on the project. Typical Krishna themes would be: peacock, peacock feather, flute, Krishna name in Sanskrit/English/Hindi etc.
  2. Judgement: Judges proficient in mehendi applying will determine the winners.
  3. Prize: The mehendi along with the winner photos will be live telecasted during the Janmashtami telecast. It will also be published in Temple facebook pages and email distribution lists. Winners will also be able to collect a special prasadam pack from the Temple (subject to Temple being open to visitors).
  4. For any questions or clarifications, please reach out to: krishnafest@ihf-usa.org
Registration:

Bhagavad Gita Quiz - The 5 basic truths of Bhagavad Gita (Any participant >= 16 years)


Date: 8/9/2020
Time: 7 pm
Duration: 1 hour

Guidelines:
  1. Registration URL: tinyurl.com/Gita5Truths
  2. Join zoom seminar on Aug 7th & 8th (7 pm - 8 pm): tinyurl.com/zoom5truths
  3. Quiz competition on Aug 9th, 7 pm to 8 pm
  4. Topic: The 5 truths mentioned in the Bhagavad Gita (prakriti, purusha, jiva, kala, karma). There will be 2 online zoom classes on these subjects prior to the quiz date of 8/9/2020. Questions will be based on the zoom sessions. There will also be reading material provided for the registered participants.
  5. Prize: Winners photos will be telecasted during the Janmashtami live event as well as in Temple facebook page and email distribution list. Winners will also be able to collect a special prasadam pack from the Temple (subject to Temple being open to visitors), along with special discounts on Sunday school enrollments.
  6. For any questions or clarifications, please reach out to: krishnafest@ihf-usa.org
Registration: