IndianRaga Competition April 2016

IndianRaga Music and Dance Competition: April 2016

Mother’s Day Special Competition

While we may never be able to thank them enough for all that they do, we can definitely take the time to offer a tribute. And what better way to do it than through your music or dance, and make them proud of all that you have achieved! This Mother’s Day, make your mom happy by presenting a piece on the theme of Mother. Winning entries will be announced via IndianRaga’s social media channels on Mother’s Day (8 May 2016). Pick a category in the from below and submit a video link presenting a Music or Dance piece based on this theme.

  • Dance
  • Hindustani music
  • Carnatic music
  • Bollywood music
  • Semi-classical music

Competition Entry Form

Please fill the form below to complete your submission to the competition. If you already have an account with IndianRaga, please sign into your account before completing this form. If you don’t already have one, a new account will be created for you once you submit the entry. You will receive an email with your login credentials.

Eligibility and Categories :
Open to dancers and musicians from any genre!
You can apply in any category that you feel comfortable, but if you need help figuring out which one you belong to, here’s a rough estimate
BEGINNER : Less than 3 years of training
INTERMEDIATE : 3 to 6 years of training
ADVANCED : More than 6 years of training

Award Categories :
We will be giving away Special Mentions and awards in the following categories :
BEST PERFORMANCE
The best vocal/instrumental/dance performance in terms of technique, presentation and overall impact.
BEST CREATIVE PERFORMANCE
Present the piece creatively, in terms of content or presentation, and surprise us!

RULES :
1. For the classical music categories electronic or regular tanpura is mandatory, any other basic accompaniment is not mandatory but you can feel free to have it.
2. Try to have a plain background. Please do not have any portraits or pictures of Gods, or any other religious symbolism in the videos.
3. There is no time limit. Please make it as short or as long as you like, and are able to hold audience attention.
4. You can submit links of previous performances as long as the main applicant is seen/heard clearly.
5. Each applicant can submit more than one entry if he/she chooses.

Submission deadlines:  
Early deadline: 10th April 2016 at 11:59 pm PST.
Regular deadline: 1st May 2016 at 11:59 pm PST.
Results will be announced by 8th May.

Application Fee :
$15 per individual entry and $25 for group entries for early deadline. Non refundable.
$25 per individual entry and $35 for group entries for regular deadline. Non-refundable.

Prizes and Benefits :
1. Entries of all winners will be featured to thousands of audiences on IndianRaga’s social media channels. To see how much engagement our videos get, just see any video on www.facebook.com/indianragaproject and see the comments and shares.
2. Winners will receive a select set of courses from IndianRaga’s Educational Platform for free on unique, interesting topics.