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