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PCRA Painting and Essay writing Competitions for School Children

PCRA Painting, Quiz and Essay writing Competitions for School Children

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About PCRA Competitions for School Children

PCRA Painting and Essay Writing Competition 2018 for School Children is organised by Petroleum Conservation Research Association in collaboration with Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and supported by CBSE. The winner gets a fully paid trip to Singapore. Children studying in recognised schools within India, affiliated to all Boards, Central or state are invited for a National Level Painting, Quiz, and Essay Writing Competition The Online Application for Essay writing and Painting competition has started from 1 July 2018 and the last date to apply is online is 30 September 2018. This page gives the details about the PCRA Painting and Essay Writing Competition 2018

  • Theme of Painting Competition: "Save Fuel for better environment" 
  • The theme of the Essay Writing Competition: "Save Fuel for better environment".
  • PCRA Quiz Competition
    • PCRA has also organised Quiz Competition. The maximum numbers of eligible students are invited to register in a school to form a team. National Level Round will be held in Delhi. The Questions shall pertain to Fuel Conservation, Environment, General Studies etc.

PCRA Competitions Dates 2018-19


Events Dates
Online Registration Starts 1 July 2018
Online Registration Ends 30 September 2018
Final Result Declaration December 2018
Distribution of Awards 16 January 2019

 

PCRA Quiz Competition Dates 2018-19


Events Dates
Online Quiz starts 1 July 2018
District level round participation last round 30 September 2018
State level opens 5 October 2018
State level ends 15 October 2018

 

About PCRA

  • PCRA is a registered non-profit organisation under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
  • PCRA is engaged in promoting fuel conservation and efficiency in various sectors of economy using various modes: Print advertisement, TV, Radio, Digital Media, the Internet, Website, Transport workshops, NukkadNatak, Driver Training Programs, Safety and conservation workshops, LPG clinics, Walkathons and organisation of Essay and Painting competitions in schools.

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PCRA Competitions for School Children Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India 
Class/ Age Class 5 to 10
Details
  • Essay Competition

Candidates studying from Class 7 to 10 are eligible to participate.

  • Painting Competition
    • Junior: Class 5-7
    • Senior: Class 8-10
  • Candidates can participate via their Schools only. No individual participation is allowed.
  • Schools can participate in both Essay and Painting Competitions
  • Quiz competition
    • Students of class 8-10 are eligible
    • All Indian Schools recognised by Central & State Boards of India can participate.

Non-eligibility

Children of Employees of PCRA are not eligible

PCRA Competitions for School Children Reward

The awards will be distributed on 16 January 2018 in Delhi to all the winners. The distribution of awards is given below.

PCRA Competition Prizes

FOR PAINTING

Particular

No. of Awards

Amount

First Prize

2*

A Laptop + A paid Trip to Singapore

Second Prize

2*

Rs 20,000 +  A Laptop

Third Prize

2*

Rs 10,000 + A laptop

97 NOS. National Level Consolation Prizes Per Category

194

Tablet

State / UT Level Consolation Prizes 100

Rs. 5000/- Cash for best-adjudged entries. One Prize for every 10,000 partitions.
Minimum one for each State / UT Per Category

*One Each for Junior and Senior Category


FOR ESSAY

Number

No. of
Awards

Amount

First Prize

23*

 A Laptop + A paid-up Trip to Singapore

Second Prize

23*

Rs 20,000 +  A Laptop

Third Prize

23*

Rs. 10,000 + A laptop

Consolation prizes for
all 23 languages

Hundreds

Rs. 5000/- Cash for best-adjudged entries.
One Prize for every 10,000 participation

 * Each of the 23 languages will have First, Second and Third prizes.

FOR QUIZ

Number

No. of Awards

Amount

First School Team

2

 A Laptop + A paid-up Trip to Singapore

Second School Team

2

Rs. 20,000 + A Laptop

Third School Team

2

Rs. 10,000 + A laptop

Fourth School Team

2

Laptop

State Level Winners
Consolation Prize

Two per state
/union territory

Tablet

District Level Winners

Two per district

Gift voucher of Rs.2000, trophy & certificate

 

PCRA Competitions for School Children Application form and Process

Candidates can participate through their Schools ONLY. However, in Quiz competition, the candidates can also participate individually. It is advised to follow all the instructions carefully. The guidelines for each competition is given below. The school needs to register firstly in order to organize all the competitions.

 

Guidelines for Painting Competition

 

  • Candidates have to use A3 Size drawing sheet only to make their painting
  • Theme of Painting Competition: "Save Fuel for better environment"

  • On the Top of the drawing sheet, make sure to mention: PETROLEUM CONSERVATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION PCRA PAINTING COMPETITION 2018
  • Candidates can use Pencils, pencil Colours, Crayons, watercolour etc. to make their painting look elegant.
  • However, maximum numbers of eligible students are invited to participate in each category in which the school submits its entry.
  • Duration 2 hours | Sheet Size: A3
  • The students should take care of the following points 
    • The painting should depict the relevance of the theme
    • Use of proper colour combination and the given space should have been handled nicely.
    • Execution of concept/theme

 

Guidelines for Essay Writing Competition

 

  • Theme of the Essay Writing Competition: "Save Fuel for better environment"
  • Languages that can be used for writing the Essay: Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Maithili, Dogri, Nepali, Bodo and Santhali. However, a minimum of 15 students must participate in each language in which the school submits its entry
  • ONE student can participate in ONE of the 23 languages
  • Word Limit: 700 Words in own words. Plagiarism will lead to cancellation of the entry.
  • The essay has to be submitted by the student in their own language.
  • Time Limit: 1 hour

 

Guidelines for Quiz Competition

 

  • PCRA Quiz Competition will be conducted online through the web portal that is www.pcracompetitions.org
  • The maximum number of eligible students are invited to register by the school, for becoming eligible to form a school team.
  • The school shall register the names of all students against the school ID on the online web portal mentioned above.
  • It is mandatory for the students to complete the quiz competition during the school hours and each student will be given a time limit of 10 minutes to attempt 10 questions.
  • Questions shall pertain to Fuel Conservaon, Environment, General Studies etc.

 

Round Number of Questions Time
School Round 10 questions 10 minutes
District Level Round 15 Questions 10 minutes
State Level Round  30 Questions

15 minutes

 

Online Registration for Quiz competition by Individual student

The students can also participate individually in Online Quiz competition. The link to register for Online Quiz Competition is available below. The student needs to upload following documents while applying online:

  • scan copy or photo of I-card of school
  • certificate of Principal
  • Aadhar Card
  • Class 10th Certificate

Click here to Register Online

 

Submission of the Paintings and Essays by the School

 

  • Register School: Schools have to submit the entries through online mode. For submitting the entries online the schools have to first register online. 
  • Principals of the school are also required to certify the number of students who participated in the Competition.
  • Painting: School is required to evaluate the entries for each category, and upload best two entries in each category (Junior/Senior), in which the competition has been conducted at the school.

 

Click Here to Submit Entries

 

Specifications for the Mail

 

  • Format for Painting: JGP Format only
  • Format for Essay: PDF Format

PCRA Competitions for School Children Selection Process

Essay and Painting Competition Selection Process

The shortlisted paintings/essays sent by the school will then be examined by the Jury appointed by Petroleum Conservation Research Association.

  • Final Round of Painting in Delhi: The students whose paintings are adjudged in the best 100 paintings in each category, on All India basis, will be invited to participate in a National Final round at Delhi. The expenses for these participants will be borne by PCRA.
  • For Essay: In order of Merit the jury will select the three best essay in each of the above stated 23 languages
  • The Final results will be announced in December 2018.

Quiz Competition Selection Process

Quiz Competition selection will be made on the basis of the following 5 rounds:

Rounds Levels Details
First School  Maximum number of eligible students needs to participate in the first round and best two students from each school will be selected for the next level
Second District The District level students are eligible for state-level competition. The district level will be held from 1 July to 20 September 2018.
Third State The students who clear the state or third round will be qualified for the offline zonal quiz competition. State level competition will be held from 5 to 15 October 2018.
Fourth  Zonal The winners of Zonal round shall be invited to participate in the National Level Competition
Fifth National National winners shall be felicitated in Delhi on 16 January 2018. 

 

Note: The First three levels are Online Quiz Rounds and Round 4 & 5 are " Live" Competitions.

PCRA Competitions for School Children Contact Details

10, Sanrakshan Bhavan, 
Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi, 
Delhi 110066

Phone: 011-26715360
Email:  contact@pcracompetitions.org

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