Welcome to Contest for a Cause-2013

There is abundance of talent and skill in our country. Right from school children to college students to grownups who go to work and those who are retired, everyone has some special skill or talent. How about using those special skills or talent for a social cause? And, that is how Contest for a Cause (C4C) is born.

C4C (Contest for a Cause) is a National Art-Technology Fest, the first of its kind, conducted by Team Everest on account of Joy of Giving week. It is an annual initiative that aims to provide a platform for people across the country to exhibit their artistic and technical skills through an array of competitions with a prime focus on promoting Volunteerism.

Participation in this contest in 100% free. The entries received through contest for a cause will be put up as exhibition in schools, colleges and corporates across the country to create awareness about volunteering and other social issues.

Prize money for this initiative is raised from various sponsors. We have identified 12 causes across the country for which the money raised (Rs 12 Lakhs) from sponsors will be contributed.  That is, 100% of the prize money won by the volunteers goes to a social cause. Thus, you can use your special talent to win a contest and contribute the prize money to a social cause of your choice. The contest is conducted online, thus giving an opportunity for every Indian across the world to participate and make a difference.

Team Everest welcomes you for the C4C launch event and your physical presence will make a big difference to us.

Please register in this link – - http://bit.ly/14FlZwI to make your confirmation for the event.

Date     : 6 July (Saturday)

Time    :  4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Venue : Crescent Engineering College, Seethakathi Estate, NH 45, Vandalur, Chennai. (Hall Name: Convention center – 2nd floor – Auditorium)

POC     : Muruga – 9677627607

See you all soon! Happy volunteering!

Note: If you are not in Chennai, do not worry. Visit our website www.contestforacause.org on July-6 to get our updates. You can also stay in touch with us through our FaceBook and Twitter pages.

C4C-2012 Results

Dear all,

We got great response for Contest for a Cause-2012 initiative which we launched as part of Team Everest 6th anniversary event. Thanks to all the volunteers who took time to make a difference.

Here are the results for C4C-2012. For all contests, theme has been given higher importance than other parameters.

C4C-2012 Photography (Theme: Make a difference)

All photos received for the photography contest can be seen here.

3rd prize: Pranav O from Chennai

What can I give 

 2nd prize: Sourabh Kauri from Kolkata

Make a difference

1st prize: Vishal Tomar from Mumbai

Love-Make a difference

Special Mention: Vignesh S from Coimbatore

Education – The light at the end of the Tunnel

Special Mention: Manish Dilip Patil from Mumbai

Avoid Child labor

C4C-2012 Drawing (Theme: Volunteer atleast once a month):

All drawings received for the drawing contest can be seen here.

3rd prize: Anitha Karuppiah from Chennai

Volunteer atleast once a month

2nd prize: Aarthi Murugan from Chennai

Volunteer atleast once a month

1st prize: Parama Sakthi P from Chennai

Volunteer atleast once a month

Special Mention: Surya Padmanaban from Chennai

Volunteer atleast once a month to educate a child. Stop Child Labor.

Special Mention: Vishnu P from Kozhikode, Kerala

One Boy, One Dream

Short Movie (Theme: Power of One):

All movies received for the short movie contest can be seen here

3rd prize: Rajeesh Thampi P S from Kalpakkam, Tamilnadu

Helping Hands are better than Praying lips – Click here to see the video.

 

2nd prize: Ravikumar S and Team from Chennai

The Speaking Eyes – Click here to see the video.

1st prize: Krishnakumar C from Chennai

Start from You – Click here to see the video.

Special Mention: Vigneshran R S from Chennai

Clean India – Click here to see the video.

Special Mention: Sanya Bolia from Mumbai

The power of 1 – Click here to see the video

Special Mention: Subhradeep Saha from New Delhi

Life before birth – Click here to see the video

Special Mention: Manish Gupta from Mumbai

A Gift of Life – Click here to see the video

Story Contest:

The selected stories will be printed as a book after getting more stories from volunteers and distributed to teachers to motivate them.

As mentioned in our C4C-2012 guidelines, Team Everest have donated Rs 10 (Max of Rs 75,000 per contest) for each Likes that the photo, video and drawing got on our Everest Serve India face book page. And, here is a summary of C4C-2012 initiative:

Congrats to all the winners and participants. The idea behind Contest for a Cause-2012 is to spread the message of ‘Volunteering’ to a much bigger audience.

You all helped us in exactly doing that. Thanks to everyone. Let us volunteer to make a difference..

We will be back in 2013 with more contests for a cause! Happy volunteering!

Our Websites: www.teameverestindia.org , www.everestserveindia.org

FB Pages: Team Everest , Everest Serve India

Twitter accounts: @teameverest , @serveindia

Everest Photography contest-2012

Sometimes happy, sometimes sad, every moment and emotion is frozen. Each photo has a story to tell. Freeze that moment in time and capture the tale that will ignite the world with inspiration to Make a Difference.

Switch on the flashlight, Focus your lens and let your camera works its magic! Your photograph may be the one that will focus to touch a thousand hearts and inspire. Be part of Everest photography contest-2012 which is organized as part of Everest 6th anniversary.

Theme: Make a Difference

Contest Last date: Oct-13, 2012

Contest Guidelines:

  • Theme for the Everest photography contest is ‘Make a Difference’
  • A participant can send a maximum of 5 photographs only.
  • Photographs must be in digital format
  • Post-Processing to an extent is acceptable. Unprocessed photo should be produced on demand.
  • Photographs must not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.
  • Photograph should not have won any award earlier
  • The Everest photography committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any photo without assigning any reason whatsoever.
  • Last date for submission is Oct-13, 2012
  • Results will be announced on Oct-20, 2012
  • Participation in the contest implies acceptance of these Rules and Regulation.
  • Decision of the Everest photography jury shall be final and binding to all parties.

How to Participate?

  • Capture the moment under the theme ‘Make a Difference’
  • E-mail the Picture to info@teameverestindia.orgwith below details:
      • Your Name:
      • Your Email ID:
      • Your Phone Number:
      • Alternate phone no along with person name:
      • Place you live:
      • Where was the picture taken:
      • Caption of the image:
  • Make sure the image which you are sending to us should have min size of 1024×768(landscape), 800×1024 (portrait).
  • Remember to add an appropriate caption to your photograph
  • If your photograph qualifies for the contest, it will be shared in our facebook page www.facebook.com/everestserveindia within 3 days of receiving the photograph. Share your photograph from our album ‘Team Everest Make a Difference Photography contest-2012’ with your friends and increase the ‘Likes’. For every Like a photo gets, Rs.10 will be added to the Total Prize money. Read ‘Details on Prize money’ section for more details.
  • The judgment will be made by a panel of judges and it has nothing to do with by the number of likes the picture gets in the facebook.
  • For any queries, please write to info@teameverestindia.org .

Details on Prize money:

  • The prize money can be utilized only for a social cause related to Education.
  • Prize money will not be given as cash. The winners need to identify a cause of their choice within India and
  • Team Everest will directly sponsor for that.
  • The total prize money will be calculated based on Base Prize + (Likes fund/3) have got.
  • Base prize money for Team Everest Make a Difference Photography contest-2012 is as follows:
      • 1st prize -> Rs 10,000
      • 2nd prize -> Rs 7,000
      • 3rd prize -> Rs 5000
  • Likes fund = Sum of no of Likes each photo has got * Rs 10. Maximum cap for ‘Like’ Fund = Rs 75,000.
  • Here is an example on how the total prize money is calculated:
      • Say 50 photos have been received for this contest which will be uploaded in Everest Serve India FB page
      • If each photos get 50 likes then for 50 photos, we will get 50*50 = 2500 Likes
      • Now, Likes fund = 2500 Likes*Rs10 = Rs 25,000.
      • Now 1st prize = Base prize money + (Likes fund/3) = Rs 10,000 + (Rs25,000/3) = Rs 18,333.
      • 2nd Prize = Base prize money + (Likes fund/3) = Rs 7,000 + (Rs25,000/3) = Rs 15,333.
      • 3rd Prize = Base prize money + (Likes fund/3) = Rs 5,000 + (Rs25,000/3) = Rs 13,333.

All the best for the participants.

Other Everest Contests: Short Movie ContestDrawing Contest and Story Contest

Everest Short movie contest-2012

How many people does it take to make a difference? – ONE

“One song can spark a moment
One tree can start a forest
One smile begins a friendship
One vote can change a nation
One life can make a difference”

One is much bigger than we can imagine. All it takes to make a difference is just one person.

Show the power of ONE through a 3 mins movie by participating in Everest short movie contest-2012 which is organized as part of Everest 6th anniversary.

Theme: The power of One

Last Date: Oct-13, 2012

Contest Guidelines:

  • Theme for the Everest movie contest is ‘The power of One’
  • Running time of the film should not exceed 3 minutes including titles
  • The competition is open to all national participants (Indians)
  • Each filmmaker may submit up to 5 videos for the contest.
  • The films of any genre can be submitted for the competition.
  • The film can be in any language and must be accompanied with English Subtitles. Film should be produced in 2012
  • Suitable for all audience: No abusive language. No Swearing. No Excessive violence. Short films deemed obscene or Defamatory will be disqualified.
  • The original film should be produced on demand in required format on DVD for presentation or preview purpose.
  • The Everest Film committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any film without assigning any reason whatsoever.
  • Team Everest reserves the right to use the film or the storyline of the film for promotions and public relation purpose.
  • Last date for sharing the movie link is Oct-13, 2012. Movies submitted after the deadline will not be accepted for the contest.
  • Results will be announced on Oct-20, 2012
  • Participation in the contest implies acceptance of these Rules and Regulation.
  • Decision of the Everest short film jury shall be final and binding all parties.

How to Participate?

  • Upload the best resolution video that you have in your You tube account
  • After uploading, share the video link to  info@teameverestindia.orgwith below details:
      • Your Name
      • Your Email ID
      • Your Phone Number
      • Alternate phone no along with person name
      • Place you live
      • Where was the video taken
      • Short description about the video
  • If your short movie qualifies for the contest, it will be shared in our facebook page www.facebook.com/everestserveindia within 3 days of receiving the video link.
  • Share your video from Everest Serve India facebook page with your friends and increase the ‘Likes‘. For every Like a video gets, Rs. 10 will be added to the Total Prize money. Read ‘Details on Prize money’ section for more details
  • The judgment will be made by a panel of judges and it has nothing to do with by the number of likes the video gets in the facebook.
  • For any queries, please write to info@teameverestindia.org

Details on Prize money:

  • The prize money can be utilized only for a social cause related to Education.
  • Prize money will not be given as cash. The winners need to identify a cause of their choice within India and Team Everest will directly sponsor for that.
  • The total prize money will be calculated based on Base Prize + (Likes fund/3) have got.
  • Base prize money for Team Everest1 Min video contest-2012 is as follows:
      • 1stprize ->Rs 10,000
      • 2ndprize ->Rs 7,000
      • 3rdprize ->Rs 5000
  • Likes fund = Sum of no of Likes each video has got * Rs 10. Maximum cap for ‘Like’ Fund = Rs 75,000.
  • Here is an example on how the total prize money is calculated:
      • Say 50 videos have been received for this contest which will be uploaded in Everest Serve India FB page
      • If each video get 50 likes then for 50 videos, we will get 50*50 = 2500 Likes
      • Now, Likes fund = 2500 Likes*Rs10 = Rs 25,000.
      • Now 1st prize = Base prize money + (Likes fund/3) = Rs 10,000 + (Rs25,000/3) = Rs 18,333.
      • 2nd Prize = Base prize money + (Likes fund/3) = Rs 7,000 + (Rs25,000/3) = Rs 15,333.
      • 3rd Prize = Base prize money + (Likes fund/3) = Rs 5,000 + (Rs25,000/3) = Rs 13,333.

Note: Animated movies are also accepted.

All the best for the participants.

Other Everest Contests: Photography ContestDrawing Contest and Story Contest

Everest Drawing Contest-2012

When you look at a picture it invokes lot of emotions and conveys a lot of meaning. Sketches and paintings become masterpieces when they bring out the concepts of an idea with streaks of the pencil and strokes of the brush.

Now an opportunity is open for you to wake up the sleeping Picasso in you all for a worthy cause. Take part in Everest Day Drawing contest which is organized as part of Everest 6th anniversary and fill your canvas with the colors of volunteering and make a difference.

Theme: Volunteer atleast once a month

Last Date: Oct-13, 2012

Contest Guidelines:

  • Theme for the Everest Drawing contest is ‘Volunteer atleast once a month’
  • A participant can send a maximum of 5 entries only.
  • The competition is open to all national participants of all age groups (Indians).
  • Art work can be made in any medium, like Water Colors, Pastels, Charcoals, Pencils, Acrylic, Crayons, Paper Cuttings, Oil paints etc. on any type of Paper or Canvas Sheet
  • The size of each entry should NOT be less than 30 x 40 cm in size.
  • Your art work should not have won any award earlier
  • The Everest art committee reserves the right to accept or refuse any art without assigning any reason whatsoever.
  • Last date for submission is Oct-13, 2012
  • Results will be announced on Oct-20, 2012
  • Original art drawing should be produced on demand. Entries will not be sent back to the participants and will belong to Team Everest
  • Participation in the contest implies acceptance of these Rules and Regulation.
  • Decision of the Everest art jury shall be final and binding all parties.

How to Participate?

  • Theme for Drawing contest: ‘Volunteer atleast once a month’
  • Take a clear picture of your art work.
  • E-mail the Picture to info@teameverestindia.orgwith below details:
      • Your Name:
      • Your Email ID:
      • Your Phone Number:
      • Alternate phone no along with person name:
      • Place you live:
      • Caption (Not Mandatory):
  • Make sure the image which you are sending to us should have min size of 1024×768(landscape)800×1024 (portrait).
  • If your art qualifies for the contest, it will be shared in our facebook page www.facebook.com/everestserveindiawithin 3 days of receiving your mail.
  • Share your art work from our album ‘Team Everest Drawing contest-2012’ with your friends and increase the ‘Likes’. For every Like a drawing gets, Rs.10 will be added to the Total Prize money. Read ‘Details on Prize money’ section for more details.
  • The judgment will be made by a panel of judges and it has nothing to do with by the number of likes a drawing gets in the facebook.
  • For any queries, please write to info@teameverestindia.org

Details on Prize money:

  •  The prize money can be utilized only for a social cause related to Education.
  • Prize money will not be given as cash. The winners need to identify a cause of their choice within India and Team Everest will directly sponsor for that.
  • The total prize money will be calculated based on Base Prize + (Likes fund/3) have got.
  • Base prize money for Team Everest drawing contest-2012 is as follows:
      • 1st prize -> Rs 10,000
      • 2nd prize -> Rs 7,000
      • 3rd prize -> Rs 5000
  • Likes fund = Sum of no of Likes each drawing has got * Rs 10. Maximum cap for ‘Like’ Fund = Rs 75,000.
  • Here is an example on how the total prize money is calculated:
      • Say 50 drawings have been received for this contest which will be uploaded in Everest Serve India FB page
      • If each drawing get 50 likes then for 50 drawing, we will get 50*50 = 2500 Likes
      • Now, Likes fund = 2500 Likes*Rs10 = Rs 25,000.
      • Now 1st prize = Base prize money + (Likes fund/3) = Rs 10,000 + (Rs25,000/3) = Rs 18,333.
      • 2nd Prize = Base prize money + (Likes fund/3) = Rs 7,000 + (Rs25,000/3) = Rs 15,333.
      • 3rd Prize = Base prize money + (Likes fund/3) = Rs 5,000 + (Rs25,000/3) = Rs 13,333.

All the best for the participants.

Other Everest Contests: Short Movie Contest, Photography Contest and Story Contest

Everest Story contest-2012

A teacher can make or break an individual.

When we were young, we believed blindly in whatever our teachers said. For many, a teacher may be a hero or the person who demotivated you at a young age.

Was there a school teacher in your life whose one small gesture knowingly or unknowingly changed your life positively or otherwise?

Here is an opportunity to share your teacher’s story. Let your story be one or more incidents during your childhood. Ensure, it is your real life story and not an imaginary story.

Take part in Everest Story contest-2012 which is organized as part of Everest 6th anniversary and share your teacher’s make or break story.

The story should be in English and the last date for the submission is Oct-13, 2012.

Selected stories will be published as a book and will be distributed to school teachers to create awareness on how they can influence the future India.

Get ready.. It’s time to tell your unsaid story.

You can share your story as a comment in this blog post.

All the best for the participants.

Note: Comments are put on moderation to avoid spams. After you submit the story, our admin will check the story and will approve it. Till then, your story will not appear in the comment section.

Other Everest Contests: Short Movie ContestDrawing Contest and Photography contest

iMAD – Idea of the Fortnight (August 16-31, 2012)

Have you thought about thousand of villages that don’t have electricity? Losing temper when there is no power for long time during summers? Electricity has become one of the key needs in this modern life.

For few, they get it in abundance… For many, it is scarce and luxurious. Moreover, electricity generation has ended up in warming our mother earth more.

Lets switch off all the power appliances for an hour every week and save power for those who do not have it.

This is our iMAD idea for the fortnight – ‘Have a Power Free hour. Switch off all appliances in your home for an hour and save power.

Share your MADness to inspire others and also to let us know the impact we have created together. Read our blog post to know how you can share your MADness.

Happy Volunteering to all!

iMAD – Idea of the Fortnight (August 1-13, 2012)

Not in touch with a friend for a long time? Why not bring a smile to their faces and renew friendships with an email or call.
Send a surprise e-mail to your friend whom you have not contacted for a long time.

Share your MADness to inspire others and also to let us know the impact we have created together. Read our blog post to know how you can share your MADness.

Happy volunteering to all.

One Small Step Closer for a Cleaner India

When we see pictures of foreign places with clean roads, green lanes and swept streets, its always crosses our minds that how come our city/town/village can’t be like that. But in truth even our small villages can become a beautiful place. But it’s all in our hands. It’s a very common phrase that we hear, “Charity/cleanliness starts at home”. And iMAD is implementing it in this very scenario.

One volunteer made this illustration.

Every day we are walk down the streets, let’s throw trash into trash bins, make our own streets clean. Just cleaning the streets won’t solve the problem, we have to stop littering too. People around us will also acknowledge it and before you know it they will also start doing it. Dustbins and trash cans are installed everywhere, so all one has to do is just pick it up, find the closest trash can and dispose it there.

The response from many volunteers was astounding. While some picked up trash, with other bystanders also helping, another made awareness by illustrations

Removed 6 trashes this fortnight– Gunasundari

Illustration done by one volunteer to create awareness on Cleaning Trash

Once again we’ll like to thank all volunteers who became a part of iMAD.We encourage the volunteers to share their MADness with us to motivate others to do the same. Learn how you can Share your Madness here.