AMRITOTSAVAM 2021

GENERAL GUIDELINES - AMRITOTSAVAM 2021

  1. No equipment/facilities required for Amritotsavam 2021 shall be provided by the institution.
  2. Students are requested to provide correct bank details, while registering, to be qualified for prelims.
  3. On the spot Registration is not allowed.
  4. No late entries will be entertained.
  5. Students should represent only their own House.
  6. Winners will be selected purely based on their performance. Hence, representation of all the Houses in the finals is NOT MANDATORY.
  7. For each event, the first and second prizes will be awarded along with e-certificates. The third prizes will carry only e-certificates.
  8. The Organizing Student Committee will ensure that there is no mixing up of Houses. 15 points will be deducted from the total points gained by that particular House and the participation will be disqualified for the respective event.
  9. The Secretaries and Joint Secretaries should try to find out the talented students and motivate them to participate in the various events. The House that scores the maximum points will win the trophy.
  10. Any issues to be discussed from the students’ or office bearer’s side should be brought to the Dept. of Student’s Welfare through the Organizing Students Committee members.
  11. House Secretariesor the participants should not meet the judgesdirectly or indirectly.
  12. High tech sound and light equipment must be avoided as they interfere with the exhibition of the creative talents of the students.
  13. Professional training (choreography) for dances / acting / music shall be avoided. The students should use the opportunities to create and innovate by themselves as an intrusion of professionals robs the freshness of their creations / talents.
  14. Themes / concepts / episodes may be taken from our traditional regional folklores.
  15. For Dance and theatrical events, only if the screening committee approves, the candidature will be confirmed.
  16. Dance-Dramas may depict incidents from the lives of great people like Tagore / Rani Lakshmibai / Gandhi / our epic personages.
  17. There should be a minimum of 5 registrations for group events and 8 registrations for individual events to happen, else, those events will be cancelled.

Photo/Scan

  1. The student’s ​Unique Code of Verification should be visible in the scanned copy​.(Unique code (for each student) will be given to participants prior to each event in Microsoft forms).
  2. For events like creative writing, poetry writing the submission should be a single file (pdf format).
  3. For events like pencil sketching, on-spot painting, the submission should be scanned and made into a pdf.
  4. If the photo/scanned copy lacks clarity, then their participation shall be cancelled.
  5. File name format: rollnum_uniquecodeofevent_doc

Video

  1. Participant’s ​Unique Code of Verification must be displayed throughout the video​.(Unique code (for each student) will be given to participants prior to each event in Microsoft forms).
  2. For dance and song events the entire performance must be submitted as a single video.
  3. Participants should be on screen for the entire video.
  4. The video should be in mp4 format.
  5. File name format: rollnum_uniquecodeofevent_video

Time Lapse

A time-lapse video is a sped-up video that is used to capture a subject over a longer period of time than you would ordinarily take a picture or film something.
Participants can either record a time-lapse video in their mobile camera and compress it using the following apps
Mobile app: ​Youcut - Video editor & maker
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.camerasideas.trimmer
PC app:​wondershare convertor
https://www.media.io/video-converter-desktop.htm​(or)
They can use the camera app mentioned below to take timelapse (available in google play store) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Nishant.Singh.DroidTim...
This is to avoid consuming time and data while uploading the video.

  1. The setting for the time-lapse video should be - 10X (0.3-second interval) (60min→5min)
  2. The student’s ​Unique Code of Verification should be visible during the entire video​.(Unique code (for each student) will be given to participants prior to each event in Microsoft forms).
  3. If the video lacks clarity, then their participation shall be cancelled.
  4. File name format: rollnum_uniquecodeofevent_lapse

LIST OF EVENTS - AMRITOTSAVAM 2021

  1. ​FINE ARTS  [Student Coordinator - Pankaj RishikeshM (8778577214)]
    1. On Spot Painting
    2. Rangoli
    3. Pencil Sketching
    4. Photography with Caption
    5. Poster Making
    6. Mehandi
  2. LITERARY  [Student Coordinator - Abhinandana R (6384060200)]
    1. Debate (English).
    2. Elocution (English, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi)
    3. Creative Writing (English, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi)
    4. Poetry Writing (English, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi)
    5. Quiz
  3. SONG  [Student Coordinator -Pavitra B (8870613607)]
    1. Instrumental Percussion Solo
    2. Instrumental Non-Percussion Solo (Classical)
    3. Instrumental Non-Percussion Solo (Western)
    4. Classical Vocal Solo (Carnatic/Hindustan)
    5. Western Vocal Solo
    6. Light Vocal Solo
  4. DANCE [Student Coordinator -Sharan S (9487005813)]
    1. Classical Dance Solo
    2. Loop Dance
  5. THEATRE  [Student Coordinator - Karthik R (7760245548)]
    1. Mono Film
    2. Mono Acting
  6. INFORMALS  [Student Coordinator - Abhishek T (8072728083)]
    1. 5 Minute Recipes

EVENTS AND RULES - AMRITOTSAVAM 2021

FINE ARTS

  1. On - Spot Painting
    1. This is an ​individual event.
    2. The theme and the Unique Code of Verification shall be provided as the description in the ms form provided at the beginning of the event.
    3. Duration of the event: ​2 hours​.
    4. Painting can be done in water and pastel colors.
    5. Candidates should use their own materials like brushes, paints, etc.
    6. Participants should write the Unique Code of Verification in the painting, which shall be provided as the description of the event in teams.
    7. Registration: The registration link will be available in the brochure.
    8. There is no preliminary round, all those who register and submit the recording will be considered for direct finals.
    9. Submission: Softcopy of the painting shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided at the beginning of the event.
  2. Rangoli
    1. This is an ​individual event.
    2. Duration of the event: ​1 hour​.
    3. The rangoli should be drawn within the dimension: ​3x3 feet.
    4. Participants should use their own material.
    5. Participants should follow the instruction which shall be provided as the description in the ms form provided at the beginning of the event.
    6. Registration: The registration link will be available in the brochure.
    7. There is no preliminary round, all those who register and submit the recording will be considered for direct finals.
    8. Submission: Photo shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided at the beginning of the event.
  3. Pencil Sketching
    1. This is an​individual event.
    2. The theme and the Unique Code of Verification shall be provided as the description in the ms form provided at the beginning of the event.
    3. Duration of the event: ​2 hours​.
    4. Sketching can be done using any type of HB pencils.
    5. Participants should write the Unique Code of Verification in the sketch, which shall be provided as the description of the event in teams.
    6. Registration: The registration link will be available in the brochure.
    7. There is no preliminary round, all those who register and submit the recording will be considered for direct finals.
    8. Submission: Softcopy of the sketch shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided at the beginning of the event.
  4. Photography with Caption
    1. Individual event​(one photo per person).
    2. Duration of the event: ​2 hours​.
    3. Photos should be taken only using a DSLR.
    4. Photos should be submitted only in jpeg format.
    5. File size should be between 2MB (minimum) and 15MB (maximum).
    6. The EXIF data of the photograph must remain intact.
    7. Only basic color corrections are allowed.
    8. The photograph must authentically depict the setting as you saw it when you took the photograph.
    9. No mixing, matching, or morphing of photographs will be permitted.
    10. Registration: The registration link will be available in the brochure.
    11. There is no preliminary round, all those who register will be considered for direct finals.
    12. Submission: Photographs shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided during the event
  5. Poster Making
    1. This is an ​individual event​.
    2. The theme for the poster and the Unique Code of Verification shall be provided as the description in the ms form provided at the beginning of the event.
    3. Duration of the event: ​2 hours​.
    4. Posters should be made using electronic gadgets.
    5. Participants should write the Unique Code of Verification in the poster, which shall be provided as the description of the event in teams.
    6. Registration: The registration link will be available in the brochure.
    7. There is no preliminary round, all those who register and submit the recording will be considered for direct finals.
    8. Submission: Softcopy of the poster shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided during the event, in a .psd file format.
  6. Mehandi
    1. This is an ​individual event.
    2. Duration of the event:​1 hour​.
    3. Participants can get help from a friend/family member, only to design on his/her hand.
    4. Mehandi Designing is to be done with one hand.
    5. Any kind of Mehandi can be used.
    6. Participants have to send pictures from the top view and side views.
    7. Participants should follow the instruction which shall be provided as the description in the ms form provided at the beginning of the event.
    8. Registration: The registration link will be available in the brochure.
    9. There is no preliminary round, all those who register and submit the recording will be considered for direct finals.
    10. Submission: Photos shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided at the beginning of the event.

LITERARY

  1. Debate (English)
    1. This is an ​individual event​.
    2. Language: English
    3. Duration (Prelims): ​3 minutes.
    4. Duration (Finals): ​5 minutes.
    5. Topics will be given 24 hours in advance on Intranet for prelims and ON SPOT for finals with five minutes for brainstorming.
    6. A random selection will be used to decide FOR and AGAINST amongst the participants.
    7. Participants will be required to submit a recording of their speech within the given time with the Unique Code in the frame for prelims. FOR/AGAINST shall be allotted 30 minutes before the beginning of the submission duration.
    8. Finals will be conducted live on Microsoft Teams for qualified finalists. Participants must ensure good network connectivity to have their videos on for the session.
  2. Elocution
    1. This is an ​individual event​.
    2. Language: English,Tamil,Malayalam,Telugu,Hindi.
    3. Duration: ​5 minutes​.
    4. Subject/Topic shall be provided 24 hrs in advance through Intranet.
    5. The participant’s speech has to be recorded as a video.
    6. The Unique Code of Verification shall be provided at the commencement of the event (Has to be present throughout the video).
    7. Registration: The registration link is available in the brochure.
    8. Submission: The video shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided during the event.
    9. There is no preliminary round, all those who register, submit the workpiece and the recording will be considered for direct finals.
    10. The decision of the judge is final.
  3. Creative Writing
    1. This is an ​individual event.
    2. Only one entry per student is allowed per language (English, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu).
    3. A student can participate in more than one language, but all his/her works are to be submitted within the time frame.
    4. The topic and the Unique Code of Verification shall be provided as the description in the ms form provided at the beginning of the event.
    5. Duration: ​60 minutes.
    6. Word limit: maximum 1200 words.
    7. Registration: The registration link is available in the brochure.
    8. Submission: The handwritten copy of their work-piece along with the time-lapse video monitoring the participant shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided at the beginning of the event.
    9. There is no preliminary round, all those who register, submit the work-piece and the recording will be considered for direct finals.
    10. The decision of the judge is final.
  4. Poetry Writing
    1. This is an ​individual event​.
    2. Only one entry per student is allowed per language (English, Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu).
    3. A student can participate in more than one language, but all his/her works are to be submitted within the time frame.
    4. The topic and the Unique Code of Verification shall be provided as the description in the ms form provided at the beginning of the event.
    5. Duration: ​60 minutes​.
    6. Registration: The registration link is available in the brochure.
    7. Submission: The handwritten copy of their work-piece along with the time-lapse video monitoring the participant shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided during the event.
    8. There is no preliminary round, all those who register, submit the work-piece and the recording will be considered for direct finals.
    9. The decision of the judge is final.
  5. Quiz
    1. This is an ​individual event​.
    2. Language of instruction: English.
    3. Duration of the event: ​2 hours.
    4. Topic: General.
    5. Prelims would be a written round where Microsoft forms shall be used to collect answers. The top 6 Teams shall be shortlisted for finals from the Written Prelims.
    6. Finals would be hosted live on Microsoft Teams and participants must ensure good network connectivity to have their videos on for the session.
    7. Usual quizzing patterns shall be adapted to the online mode. Further instructions shall be elaborated during the event.

INFORMALS

  1. 5 Minute Recipes
    1. This is an ​individual event.
    2. Duration of cooking: ​5 mins.
    3. The first 25 entries will be considered for evaluation.
    4. The recording should contain preparation(participant), serving(participant), and review(by family members)
    5. A recipe will be provided before the commencement of the event(in ms form at the beginning of the event).
    6. Registration: The registration link is available in the brochure.
    7. Submission: Video shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided at the beginning of the event.

SONG (VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTS)

  1. Instrumental Percussion Solo
    1. Only one entry per student is allowed (one instrument only).
    2. Duration of performance:​5 minutes.
    3. Items can be presented in either ​Carnatic or Hindustani Style​.
    4. Film songs are not allowed.
    5. Accompaniment other than shruti box or tampura is not allowed.
    6. Raw video footage and audio recorded using phone/camera with in-built mic/headphones only allowed to be submitted (without any background music).
    7. Mixing & mastering/editing or any form of tampering with the footage not allowed.
    8. Registration: The registration link is available in the brochure.
    9. There is no preliminary round, all those who register and submit the recording will be considered for direct finals.
    10. Submission: Recording shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided during the event.
    11. The decision of the judge is final.
  2. Instrumental Non-Percussion Solo (Classical)
    1. Only one entry per student is allowed (one instrument only).
    2. Duration of performance: ​5 minutes.
    3. Instruments of western origin adapted to the India Raga system are allowed.
    4. Items can be presented in either ​Carnatic or Hindustani Style​.
    5. Film songs are not allowed.
    6. Accompaniment other than shruti box or tampura is not allowed.
    7. Raw video footage and audio recorded using phone/camera with in-built mic/headphones only allowed to be submitted (without any background music).
    8. Mixing & mastering/editing or any form of tampering with the footage not allowed.
    9. Registration: The registration link is available in the brochure.
    10. There is no preliminary round, all those who register and submit the recording will be considered for direct finals.
    11. Submission: Recording shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided during the event.
    12. The decision of the judge is final.​
  3. Instrumental Non-Percussion Solo (Western)
    1. Only one entry per student is allowed (one instrument only).
    2. Duration of performance: ​5 minutes.
    3. Items can be presented in ​western Style​.
    4. Raw video footage and audio recorded using phone/camera with in-built mic/headphones only allowed to be submitted (without any background music).
    5. Mixing & mastering/editing/any form of tampering with the footage not allowed.
    6. Registration: The registration link is available in the brochure.
    7. There is no preliminary round, all those who register and submit the recording will be considered for direct finals.
    8. Submission: Recording shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided during the event.
    9. The decision of the judge is final.​
  4. Classical Vocal Solo (Carnatic/Hindustani)
    1. Only one entry per student is allowed.
    2. Duration of performance: ​5 minutes.
    3. Rendition can be done in either ​Hindustani or Carnatic Style.
    4. Film songs are not allowed.
    5. Accompaniment other than shruti box or tampura is not allowed.
    6. Sufficient care and thought must be exercised in the choice of raga and composition.
    7. Raw video footage recorded using phone/earphone/headphone mic only allowed (without any background scores).
    8. Mixing & mastering/editing/any form of tampering with the footage not allowed.
    9. Registration: The registration link is available in the brochure.
    10. There is no preliminary round, all those who register and submit the recording will be considered for direct finals.
    11. Submission: Recording shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided during the event.
    12. The decision of the judge is final.​
  5. Light Vocal Solo
    1. Only one entry per student is allowed.
    2. Duration of performance: ​4-6 minutes.
    3. Film songs / geet / ghazal / bhajan / Shabad and abhanges can be presented.
    4. Accompaniment other than shruti box or tampura is not allowed.
    5. Raw video footage recorded using phone/earphone/headphone mic only allowed (without any background scores).
    6. Mixing & mastering/editing/any form of tampering with the footage not allowed.
    7. Registration: The registration link is available in the brochure.
    8. There is no preliminary round, all those who register and submit the recording will be considered for direct finals.
    9. Submission: Recording shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided during the event.
    10. The decision of the judge is final.​
  6. Western Vocal Solo
    1. Only one entry per student is allowed.
    2. Duration: ​4-6 minutes.
    3. The song must be in ​English only.
    4. Raw video footage recorded using phone/earphone/headphone mic only allowed (without any background scores).
    5. Mixing & mastering/editing/any form of tampering with the footage not allowed.
    6. Registration: The registration link is available in the brochure.
    7. There is no preliminary round, all those who register and submit the recording will be considered for direct finals.
    8. Submission: Recording shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided during the event.
    9. The decision of the judge is final.

DANCE

  1. Classical Solo
    1. The classical dance can be from any of the ​approved schools of dance​(such as Bharatanatyam, kathakali, ​Mohiniyattam​,Kathak, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Odissi, etc.)
    2. Duration of the dance: ​10 minutes​.
    3. Registration: The registration link is available in the brochure.
    4. The participant’s dance performance must be recorded as a video.
    5. There is no preliminary round, all those who register and submit the recording will be considered for direct finals.
    6. The Unique Code of Verification shall be provided at the commencement of the event (Has to be present throughout the video).
    7. Submission: Recording shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided during the event.
    8. Song track must be submitted prior to the final video submission ​for the approval of the screening committee. (before march 20th 2021 through email:​amritotsavam@cb.amrita.edu)​
    9. The decision of the judge is final.
  2. Loop Dance
    Loop dance is a group event which is designed to stay home and safe but still dance with our mates. A single song/music or some mix of songs/music is selected and it is divided equally among all the dancers. Each person is supposed to choreo for their part, dance, and record it. These individual videos are then combined to form a single one. If a member starts the song, the next portion of the song can be danced by another, and so on. Shooting and editing can be done according to your convenience.
    1. The form of the dance should either be ​Indian ​(Folk/Tribal) or ​contemporary​style.
    2. Duration of the dance: ​10 minutes.
    3. 4 -10 participants are allowed per team (of the same house) + a Maximum of 2 editors (can be from other houses as well).
    4. Editors can be common for different teams, in that case, that editor shall be provided with only one certificate.
    5. A student can perform only in one group.
    6. The onscreen time should be equally divided among all the dancers. (e.g.:10 minutes divided by the number of participants).
    7. The Unique Code of Verification shall be provided earlier (Has to be present throughout the video).
    8. Registration: The registration link is available in the brochure and only the team head needs to register.
    9. There is no preliminary round, all those who register and submit the recording will be considered for direct finals.
    10. Submission: Recording shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided during the event.
    11. Song track must be submitted prior to the final video submission​for the approval of the screening committee. (before march 10th 2021 through email:​amritotsavam@cb.amrita.edu)​
    12. The decision of the judge is final.

THEATRE

  1. Mono Film
    1. Only one entry per person.
    2. Duration: ​10 minutes​.
    3. Subtitles are mandatory for vernacular languages.
    4. Performance can be in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu.
    5. Genre/theme and the Unique Code of Verification shall be provided earlier.
    6. The script must be submitted prior to final video submission​for the approval of the screening committee. (before Feb 25th, 2021 through email:​amritotsavam@cb.amrita.edu)​
    7. Only one character should be on the screen for the entire movie and other characters can be represented as a voice-over in the movie.
    8. No vulgar or unparliamentary words will be used by the participating person during their performance.
    9. There is no preliminary round, all those who register and submit the recording will be considered for direct finals.
    10. Registration: The registration link is available in the brochure and only the team head needs to register.
    11. The decision of the panel of judges is final and binding upon all.
    12. Submission: The film shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided during the event.
  2. Mono Acting
    1. Only one entry per person.
    2. Duration: ​6 minutes.
    3. Performance can be in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, and Telugu.
    4. No vulgar or unparliamentary words will be used by the participant during their performance.
    5. Registration: The registration link is available in the brochure.
    6. Submission: Recording shall be uploaded in the student’s one drive and the link is to be submitted through the Microsoft forms provided during the event.
    7. The decision of the panel of judges is final and binding upon all.

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JUDGING CRITERIA - AMRITOTSAVAM 2021

  1. On the Spot Painting
    1. Creativity
    2. Painting skills
    3. Usage of colors
    4. Relevance to the theme given
  2. Rangoli
    1. Creativity
    2. Usage of colors
    3. Presentation and Neatness
    4. Relevance to the theme
  3. Pencil Sketching
    1. Variety of strokes
    2. Sticking to the theme
    3. Level of completion
    4. Creativity
  4. Mehandi
    1. Design Intricacy
    2. Creativity
    3. Perfection and Neatness
  5. On the spot Photography with Caption
    1. Visual Appeal (Quality and Clarity)
    2. Composition
    3. Originality
    4. Relevance to theme
  6. Elocution
    1. Presentation
    2. Language
    3. Content
    4. Relevance to the topic
  7. Dance Solo (Classical)
    1. Creativity and choreography
    2. Costume and usage of props
    3. Stage presence, expression and energy level
    4. Entertainment value​​
  8. Poetry Writing
    1. Uniqueness
    2. Content
    3. Relevance to the topic​
  9. Debate
    1. Content
    2. Relevance to the given topic
    3. Assertiveness
    4. Number of valid points stated
    5. Accuracy of language
    6. Style of expression
  10. Creative Writing
    1. Content
    2. Creativity
    3. Crispness
    4. Flow of thought
    5. Punctuation
    6. Conclusion.​
  11. Quiz
    1. ​Time Taken
    2. Lateral Thinking
    3. Score for each question​
  12. Song (Vocal)
    1. Voice throw
    2. Technicalities (Thalam & Shruti)
    3. Clarity in pronunciation of lyrics (Spashtam)
  13. Music Instrumental
    1. Tone
    2. Rhythm
    3. Pitch
    4. Modulation
  14. 5 Minute Recipes
    1. ​Expression of family members
    2. Innovation in presentation
  15. Loop Dance
    1. Costume and music
    2. Energy level
    3. Entertainment value
    4. Choreography and uniformity in steps
    5. Editing
  16. Mono Film
    1. Direction and screenplay
    2. Acting skills
    3. Relevance to the theme
    4. Background score and Editing
  17. Mono Acting
    1. Relevance to theme
    2. Acting skills
    3. Energy level
    4. Expressions

Note: Judging criteria is only a guideline. The judges are at liberty to change them, if they feel so. Judge’s decision will be final and binding.Exceeding time limit will lead to deduction of points for all the events.

EVENTS SCHEDULE - AMRITOTSAVAM 2021

DATE EVENTS
04-02-2021 Creative writing
05-02-2021 Poetry writing
06-02-2021 Instrumental Percussion Solo
06-02-2021 Elocution
15-03-2021 Instrumental Non-Percussion Solo (classical)
15-03-2021 Debate
16-03-2021 Instrumental Non-Percussion Solo (western)
16-03-2021 Mono Acting
05-04-2021 Classical dance solo
05-04-2021 Western vocal solo
06-04-2021 Loop dance
06-04-2021 Light Vocal solo
07-04-2021 Photography with Caption
07-04-2021 Pencil Sketching
08-04-2021 On spot painting
08-04-2021 Poster making
09-04-2021 Mehandi
09-04-2021 Rangoli
10-04-2021 Classical vocal solo
12-04-2021 Quiz
12-04-2021 Mono film
12-04-2021 5 Minute Recipes

Event Detail

ORGANIZED BY: Office of Students’ Welfare
School: School of Engineering
Campus: Coimbatore