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Competitions

This year’s theme is Sustainable Design,
i.e. design that considers not only the consumer, but also our environment. It focuses on using creativity and innovation in a way that reduces the negative impact of our actions on our planet. To contribute towards this rising movement, all events have been planned for upcycling and integrating reusable waste materials.

PUPPETS MANIA FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS

Grade 3&4

Participants may utilize old materials, clothes, newspapers etc to bring their favourite characters to life through puppet making. All puppets are welcome here! Any style and format can be used as long as the puppets are made solely of recycled materials. The kids need to bring their own materials. The submissions would be rejected if not found to be made of waste material or a second-hand item. No readymade or semi-finished model would be accepted.
Date: 22nd Aug
Event timings: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

SMALL HANDS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD - COMIC STRIP

Grade 5&6

Participants will be asked to design a comic strip consisting of 6 to 8 boxes. The sequence of drawings needs to tell a story that resonates with the theme: “Small hands can change the world". The participants must be prepared with a synopsis for their stories in about 6 to 10 sentences. Each Team must have a name and can only send in a maximum of two teams of two members each. Every school must register their teams separately. 
Date: 23rd Aug 
Event Event timings: 9 am -12 pm

ONE MAN'S TRASH IS ANOTHER MAN'S TREASURE - PRODUCT DESIGN

Grade 7&8

What is useless to one person is valuable to another. Participants are to find environment friendly solutions to a problem of their choice using recycled waste. Only one member of the team will be given 5 minutes to choose materials from a variety of trash that the organising committee will set up. This will be done without the help of other members. After selecting the items, the team may proceed to create a product/design. Each school can only send in two separately registered teams of 2 members each. 
Date: 23rd Aug
Event timings: 9:00 am -12:00 pm

SUSTAINABLE APPAREL DESIGNING

Grade 9&10

Participants will be asked to upcycle a used item of clothing (denim based clothes: jeans, jackets, etc, & canvas shoes for example) that will be donated as an act of social service. By creating a fashionable design based on a theme given at the venue, the students will be helping those in need whilst being challenged. Only the clothing item will be provided to the teams. All other materials that the team requires must be brought by the participants. Each school can only send in two different teams of 2 members each.
Date: 24th Aug 
Event timings: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

WONDERS OF NATURE - PHOTOGRAPHY

Grade 9&10

Nature photography helps by displaying natural elements, including a wide range of photography taken outdoors. It allows people to experience nature in different ways, and encourages them to care about Its preservation. You will be given the time and space to use your surroundings and create a collection of 4 best pictures that speak for themselves, captures the beauty of what nature is, and sends a message for our planet. Please note: Participants can use any DSLR/Mobile camera. The organising committee of the contest will be allowed to use the winning images to promote the event/fest.
Date: 24th Aug
Event timings: 9:00 am -12:00 pm

ILLUSION OF 3D - SCULPTURE DESIGN

Grade 11&12

Using e-waste/medical waste/recycled waste participants will be required to build a 3-dimensional sculpture. Teams should bring their own material to build the 3-dimensional sculpture. The organising committee of Dhanak will not provide any material for the competition. No readymade or semi-finished model or matter from the teams will be accepted at the venue. The Sculpture must be accompanied by a relevant title and description. There is no theme, and the participants are free to express their creativity in innovative ways. Each Team must have a name and can only send in two different teams of 2-3 members each.
Date: 25th Aug
Event timings: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

SLAY TO SAVE

Grade 11&12

A Team will be required to design an outfit made solely out of trash/recycled materials. After the creation of the outfit, they are expected to create a look that adds to the outfit, using hair and make-up. The chosen look must represent a recycled theme. After the ramp walk, teams will be asked to describe their choice of couture to the panel of judges. Seven minutes will be allocated per team to walk the ramp and to describe their fashion choices. Each school may send 2 teams of 3 members each, who must design their own outfit for DHANAK. 
Date: 25th Aug
Event timings: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

TRASHION SHOW

Kindergarten Category

Who said waste couldn’t be pretty and fashionable? This event aims to provide a fun and fashionable ramp-walk for all our starry-eyed kindergarten babies to strut their shine on. The kids are expected to be in trendy outfits made solely out of recycled materials. Example: newspaper, old CD disks, old cloth, and any other materials/objects.
Date: 22nd Aug
Event timings: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

RECYCLED COLLAGE

Grade 1&2

A collage that speaks for itself all out of the reusable waste we all generate in our homes. Students participating in this category are to bring all kinds of waste material that they deem fit for use. The participants are free to express their ideas and creativity in innovative ways. The presentation would be rejected if not found to be made from a waste product or a second-hand item. No readymade or semi-finished model would be accepted.
Date: 22nd Aug
Event timings: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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