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National Voter Awareness Contest

National Voter Awareness Contest

On the occasion of 12th National Voters’ Day, Election Commission of India launched a National Voter Awareness Contest ‘My Vote is My Future - Power of One Vote’ to reiterate the importance of every vote through creative expression. The National Voter Awareness Contest by the Election Commission of India’s SVEEP (Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation) program taps into the talent and creativity of people, while also strengthening democracy through their active involvement. Open to all age groups, the contest aims at celebrating ideas and content curated on the theme of the importance of every single vote in a democracy. The website https://ecisveep.nic.in/contest/ is developed to provide a detailed overview of the five contests to all the participants. The following are the comprehensive details of each contest.

Contest Timeline

January 25, 2022 - March 15, 2022

Theme

My Vote is My Future - Power of One Vote

Contests

Quiz Contest

The quiz contest is to engage with inquisitive minds to gauge the awareness level of participants regarding the electoral process in the country.

  • The contest will have questions related to the basic and important information relevant to all categories of voters, Electoral Roll, EVM and VVPAT, Election Law, IT Applications and History of Indian Elections.
  • There are 3 levels (Easy, Intermediate and Dificult) of the quiz contest with each level having 20 multiple choice questions to be answered within a time limit of maximum 10 minutes for each level. The participant has to answer at least 7 out of 20 questions right in each level to proceed to the next level.
  • Participants may verify the scores after the completion of every level and will get a badge as per their performance which they can share on social media. The participant who gets the maximum score in minimum time shall be awarded the winner.
  • All participants will receive e-certiicate upon completion of all 3 levels of quiz contest.

Song Contest

The song contest is aimed at harnessing the talent and potential of creative minds through the medium of a song in any form including Classical, Contemporary and Rap etc.

  • Participants can create and share original compositions on the theme related to ‘My Vote Is My Future’.
  • Artists and singers may use any musical instrument of their choice. The song duration must not exceed 3 minutes.

Video Making Contest

Video making contest provides an opportunity to camera lovers to create a video that celebrates the diversity and festivity of Indian elections.

  • Apart from the main theme of the contest, the following themes can also be explored by the participants:
    • Importance of Informed and Ethical Voting (Inducement Free Voting)
    • Power of Vote: Displaying Importance of Voting for Women, Persons with Disabilities, Senior Citizens, Young and First Time Voters
  • Participants shall create a video on any one of the above themes and the video shall be of one-minute duration only.

Poster Design Contest

This contest is for art and design enthusiasts who can create thought-provoking posters on the above-mentioned contest theme.

  • The designs might also be included in the multimedia voter awareness campaigns of the commission.
  • Participants can submit a digital poster, sketch or painted poster on the theme. The poster should be of good resolution.

Slogan Contest

As goes the quote, ‘The pen is mightier than the sword’, the contest invites entries to all participants who are good at inspiring people through their words.

Contest Categories

The song contest, video-making contest and poster design contest are classified into three categories:

1. Amateur
2. Professional
3. Institutional

Participants can participate in any of the following categories:

Amateur: A person who does singing / video making / poster designing as a hobby, for a creative urge, but her / his major source of revenue is from some other means is considered as 'Amateur'.

Professional: A person whose main source of livelihood is from singing / video making / poster designing or working in any form where the major source of revenue is through singing / video making / poster designing is considered to be 'Professional'. It may kindly be noted that, if selected, the participant shall submit a certiicate to testify in the professional category.

Institutional: Educational institutions such as schools, colleges, universities and organisation registered under relevant Central or State Government Act can take part in the institutional category.

How To Participate

  • The participant shall go through detailed rules and regulations on the contest website https://ecisveep.nic.in/contest/
  • The participant shall give a brief description of the entry along with the name, address and phone number
  • The participant shall email the entries along with the details to voter-contest@eci.gov.in. The name of the <contest> and <category> for which the participant is applying shall be clearly mentioned in the subject of the email
  • To participate in Quiz Contest, the participant shall register on the contest website

Awards and Recognition

The song contest, video-making contest and poster design contest are classiied into three categories: Institutional, Professional and Amateur. The top three winners in each category will be awarded exciting cash prizes. Additionally, each category will have cash prizes under a special mention category. The Institutional category will have 4 special mentions while the Professional and Amateur category will have 3 special mentions each.

Song Contest

Category First Prize Second Prize Third Prize Special Mention
Institutional 100000 50000 30000 15000
Professional 50000 30000 20000 10000
Amateur 20000 10000 7500 3000

Video Making Contest

Category First Prize Second Prize Third Prize Special Mention
Institutional 200000 100000 75000 30000
Professional 50000 30000 20000 10000
Amateur 30000 20000 10000 5000

Poster Design Contest

Category First Prize Second Prize Third Prize Special Mention
Institutional 50000 30000 20000 10000
Professional 30000 20000 10000 5000
Amateur 20000 10000 7500 3000

*All figures are in INR

Slogan Contest

First Prize: Rs. 20000
Second Prize: Rs. 10000
Third Prize: Rs. 7500
Special Mention Award: Rs 2000 each to be given to 50 participants

Quiz Contest

The winners will get exciting ECI merchandise and all participants completing level-3 will be awarded with e-certiicates.

General Term and Conditions

  • All entries shall be submitted by March 15, 2022, on the email id: votercontest@eci.gov.in
  • Any entries containing offensive or inappropriate language, references to any political parties or religions containing vulgar or racist content against particular cultures or communities or unveriied information shall not be accepted.
  • A participant is allowed to submit upto one entry per contest. In case it is found that any participant has submitted more than one entry, all the entries will be considered invalid for the said participant.
  • Entries for the video, song and slogan contest may be given in any official language as per the Eighth Schedule of the Indian constitution. (There are 22 oficial languages - Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Bodo, Santhali, Maithili, and Dogri). Entries must include suitable subtitles for reference.
  • The Election Commission of India reserves the right to cancel or amend all or any part of the Contest and / or the Terms and Conditions of the competition.
  • Any disputes or any issues related to this competition would be decided by the Election Commission of India, which will be final.
  • No plagiarism – original pieces only. Please note that the work must be original and should not violate any provision of the Indian Copyright Act, 1957.
  • The entries submitted would be the sole property of the Election Commission of India, with the right to use and edit for any purpose it considers appropriate.
  • The entries will be judged by a jury constituted by the Election Commission of India. Any request for re-evaluation of the entries will not be entertained.

Source: www.voterawarenesscontest.in



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