CBSE IAFS 2015 To Hold Creative Expression Contest From Sept 21 to 28

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has joined hands with the India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) to conduct a week long Creative Expression Contest. The contest is being held from September 21 to 28.

CBSE IAFS 2015 To Hold Creative Expression Contest

The details about the competition are listed below:

  • The entries can be submitted in three categories- Classes 1 to 5, Classes 6 to 8 and Classes 9 to 12
  • The students are allowed to submit their entry in any of the 22 languages, as well as English
  • For the students in Classes 1 to 5 it will be a painting competition on the theme 'India-Africa' relations
  • For the students in Classes 6 to 8 it will be a 500-word essay or poem competition, on the theme 'Common threads between India and Africa with reference to the History, Culture and Literature'
  • For the students in Classes 9 to 12 it will be a 700-word essay or poem competition, on any of these three themes- ' Mahatma Gandhi and Africa', ' Folk Tales and Literature of Africa' or ' India-Africa Relations: The way forward'
  • The schools will conduct the competition and select the best entry and submit it to their respective Regional Offices of CBSE
  • Each Regional Office will select five best entries in each category and submit those to the Joint Secretary and In-charge (Academic and Training), CBSE
  • At the regional level, the prizes will begin at Rs 3,000 and the first prize will be of Rs 15,000
  • At the national level, the third prize is for Rs 20,000, second prize for Rs 30,000 and the first prize for Rs 40,000
  • The winners will also receive a certificate of merit
  • The entries will be chosen on the basis of originality of content and creative expression

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