Margazhi

KOLOTHSAVAM 2020

 

The Tamil month of Margazhi is famous for its music uthsavams, Andal’s Thirupavai and early morning kolams. Kolams / rangolis are design markings created on the ground surface with rice powder, limestone powder, brick red powder or even flower petals. Kolams are traditional to the Indian subcontinent and has various forms such as suzhi kolam, pulli (Dot) kolam, free hand kolam etc.


This year Sapthavara Creations is launching our first ever Margazhi Kolothsavam - Global Online Kolam / Rangoli Contest. 

Join our contest and showcase your kolam/rangoli across the globe!
Rules
  1. The contest runs between 19th December 2020 and 27th December 2020.
  2. The participants can send their Kolam/rangoli photos/videos by filling the registration form.
  3. Participants MUST submit the Registration form. Entries will not be accepted via whatspp or other social media platforms.
  4. A confirmation email will be sent once your registration is successfully submitted.
  5. There are 5 categories in which entries will be accepted. 
  6. Categories for Kolothsavam 2020 contest:

    1. Suzhi/ sikku kolam​

    2. Dot kolam

    3. Mana kolam/ Padi kolam

    4. Free hand Rangoli

    5. Creative Home Decor Kolam - Make a craft/ creative home decor with kolam or rangoli and share the procedure or video of making with us. For eg, Kundan Rangoli, Kolam painting on canvas, kolam on coasters etc.

  7. One person can submit a MAXIMUM of 5 entries.
  8. The participant may choose to submit one entry in each category or submit more than one entry in a given category. However, only 5 submissions will be accepted in total. 
  9. Participants must choose the right category while submitting the registration form.
  10. The organisers have the right to change the entry to appropriate category in case you have selected an incorrect category.
  11. Participants can upload upto five photos per entry
  12. Photos submitted must include initial sketch or dots, one half-done photo and one completed Kolam/ Rangoli.
  13. Note that entries without half-done photo will not be accepted. You must submit atleast one half-done photo and one complete photo.
  14. If you have more than 5 photos, make it a collage but there MUST be atleast one photo of full kolam /rangoli without collage.
  15. You can optionally upload a video maximum of 2mins (YouTube/Google Drive, etc.) and provide the link while submitting your entry. Ensure that you grant access to your video.
  16. The Competition will be judged by a panel of eminent judges. 
  17. The Judges' decision will be final.
  18. Tune into British Indian Tamil Radio on 19th December 2020 to listen to our Marghazhi Kolothsavam 2020 special program.
  19. Results will be announced on 23rd January 2021 in our website.
  20. The Winners will also be invited for our virtual award ceremony in association with Slough Tamil Sanghamam, UK and it will be zoomed live on Slough Tamil Sanghamam Facebook page.

Award Categories 

 

  Winner in each Kolam category within UK 

  Winner in each Kolam category outside UK (Prizes will be sent to the corresponding Indian         Address of the winners)

Frequently asked questions

How do I register to Margazhi Kolothsavam 2020?


Participants MUST submit the Registration form - https://www.sapthavarnacreations.com/kolothsavam-registration-form. Entries will not be accepted via whatspp or other social media platforms.




How many entries can I submit?


You can submit a maximum of 5 entries across all categories. The 5 entries can be on the same category or across multiple categories. However, the total number of entries per participant MUST NOT exceed 5




What are the categories in which I can submit my entry?


Participant can submit entries in the following categories - Suzhi/ sikku kolam​ - Dot kolam - Mana kolam/ Padi kolam - Free hand Rangoli - Creative Home Decor Kolam - Make a craft/ creative home decor with kolam or rangoli and share the procedure or video of making with us. For eg, Kundan Rangoli, Kolam painting on canvas, kolam on coasters etc.




Can I submit all 5 entries in the same registration form?


No. You must submit one registration form per entry. If you want to submit 5 entries, you need to submit the registration form 5 times with the respective category




How many photos do I need to submit?


- Participants must submit atleast 2 photos - one half-done photo & one complete photo - You can upload upto five photos per entry - Photos submitted must include initial sketch or dots, one half-done photo and one completed Kolam/ Rangoli. - Note that entries without half-done photo will not be accepted. You must submit atleast one half-done photo and one complete photo. - If you have more than 5 photos, make it a collage but there MUST be atleast one photo of full kolam /rangoli without collage.




I am unable to upload photos from my phone. What should I do?


Please ensure that you grant access to your browser to access your photos in the phone.




Should I submit all 5 entries on the same day?


No. You can submit your entries any time throughout the duration of the contest.




Can I submit Maa Kolam?


Yes. You can submit Maa Kolam .





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