Events

India Day

Date/Time
2022 India Day Celebration
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2022 India Day Poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville (ICS) invites you to join the upcoming celebrations for the 73nd Indian Republic Day, on January 22, 2022

As part of the 2022 Republic Day Celebrations, we have many contests and multicultural events planned for the evening. 

·      Poster Competition for Children

·      Fancy Dress Competition for Children

·      Cultural Performances 

·       We also have a Live Quiz planned for you as part of the main multicultural event on January 22, 2022!!! So, get ready and sharpen your fact skills about Indian history, current affairs and entertainment!


Details/Rules/Information for the Poster Competition:

1.     The event is open to all members of the community (ICS members and non-ICS members). This will be an in-person contest (Contest Date TBD)

2.     Theme: 

o   Incredible India (Monuments, Achievements, Festivals, Traditions, Costumes that highlight the beauty of India).

3.     Registration: FREE for 2022 ICS Members; $10 for non-members. Registration opens December 5, 2021 and ends midnight on January 9, 2022.

4.     Judges Selection Criteria: All entries will be judged by our judges who qualified art practitioners.

6.     One entry per participant

7.     Children can use any paint medium

8.     Poster paper size 9x11 and up and will be provided by ICS for onsite contest

NOTE: Please do not write the participant name on the poster.

9.     There will be three age groups:

o   4 years – 6 years 

o   7 years – 10 years

o   11 years – 15 years

10.  3 winners will be awarded in each category. Judges will score participants based on concept, creativity and drawing skills.

11.  Prizes will be announced during the cultural celebration on January 22nd, 2022.


Details/Rules/Information for the Fancy Dress Competition:

1.     The event is open to all members of the community (ICS members and non-ICS members)

2.     Theme: 

o   Superstars of India (National Leaders, Sports Personalities, Scientists, Famous Personalities that highlight the Indian Achievements).

3.    Registration: FREE for 2022 ICS Members; $10 for non-members. Registration opens December 5, 2021 and ends midnight on January 9, 2022.

4.     Judges Selection Criteria: All entries will be judged by our judges who qualified art practitioners.

6.     One entry per participant

7.     Only solo performance on stage is allowed for a minimum of 1 minute and maximum of 3 minutes.

8.     There will be three age groups:

o   4 years – 6 years

o   7 years – 10 years

o   11 years – 15 years

9.     3 winners will be awarded in each category. Judges will score participants based on concept, creativity and drawing skills.

10.  Prizes will be announced during the cultural celebration on January 22th, 2022.



 Details/Rules/Information for Cultural Performances:

1.     There will be a maximum of 20 cultural performances and registrations will be on a first come basis:

o   Group Dance / Singing (minimum 4 participants)

o   Solo Dance / Singing (maximum of 5 participants will be selected on first come first served basis)

o   Other Cultural Performances highlighting the rich culture of India (minimum of 4 participants)

2.      Theme: 

o   Keeping the patriotic occasion in mind, please refrain from using strong Bollywood music tracks. You may however use light Bollywood music with a patriotic / positive message.

3.     Duration for Each Performance: 4 minutes and 30 seconds

4.     No Group Name or Business name should display as part of the costumes, or part of the performance or group name. Participants/Participating group will be responsible for any copyright violations and ICS does not hold any responsibility for copyright infringement related to the performance.

5.     Registration: FREE for 2022 ICS Members; $10 for each non-member performer. Registration opens December 5, 2021 and ends midnight on January 9, 2022.

Diwali

Date/Time
ICS Diwali Dhamaka 2021 on Saturday December 4, 2021 - 3 pm

ICS Diwali Dhamaka 2021 is around the corner. 

Diwali, the Festival of Lights in Indian culture, is the flagship event of ICS event calendar. And ICS will celebrate it in style!

It is time for the long awaited Annual JAX ICS Diwali Dhamaka 2021 EventThe event will be in person and we will  follow State and CDC guidelines.

 The "ICS Diwali Dhamaka 2021” is an ICS Member Event

  • All attendees and participants must be 2022 ICS members.

  • 2022 memberships Sign-up / Renewals are NOW OPEN.

To Sign-up / Renew your 2022 ICS Membership, please log in to your JAXICS account

2021 Diwali Dhamaka Poster

Diwali Fashion Show
 

Performing Groups

To register your performance, please log in to your JAXICS account
Your registration deadline is Sunday November 14, 2021
Guidelines for Performing Groups:
  • Performance time 4.30 minutes (we have increased the performance time based on our member feedback).
  • Minimum Group Size 6 members (we have reduced the group size from 10 to 6 keeping our members safety in mind)
  • Groups with children under 12 years of age have the option to send in a recorded performance. (Please note that the date to turn in the recorded entry will be at least 3 weeks prior to the event).
  • To allow for maximum members to participate, one member can participate in only  one performance .
  • To allow for maximum members to participate, one choreographer can get maximum of 5 performances.

NOTE: If you are submitting a recorded performance, your deadline to submit your performance video is Sunday November 14, 2021

Diwali Fashion Show

Calling all members for an opportunity to be on stage and showcase your Diwali dressing spirit

THEME: My Diwali Attire

Guidelines

  • Must be 2021-2022 ICS member
  • One entry per individual, cannot do individual and/or couple and/or family
  • Maximum 5 people if submitting entry as family
  • Fireworks, candles or matchsticks CANNOT be used as part of attire
  • Must submit entry by Sunday November 14, 2021

2022 ICS Youth Executive Committee - Nominations Open

Date/Time

PLEASE LOG IN USING YOUR ICS MEMBERSHIP DETAILS TO SUBMIT THE NOMINATION FORM

                              2022 ICS YOUTH EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

                                        Nomination Open for 2022

This Form is for Current ICS Youth Committee Members that have served during 2021.

Please feel free to apply for the 2022 YC Executive positions using the RSVP Form. 

 

                     Last Date to submit your nominations is Nov 28, 2021

The ICS YC leadership positions for 2022 (President, Vice President and Secretary, Communications Director) will be selected based on the following criteria:

  1. Total Number of hours you volunteered with ICS in 2019,2020 and 2021. This carries 70% Weight as it speaks about your commitment to work and ICS over a period of time.
  2. Feedback from previous year’s ICS EC team and Youth mentor (Who ever receives highest votes). This carries 30% Weight as it speaks about your team spirit.
  3. You will be considered only for the positions that you apply for.  You can apply for multiple positions.
    • You must be a Junior in High School to be considered for the President position.
    • You can be a sophomore or Junior in High School to be considered for all other positions.
  4. You need to be an 2022 ICS member (family membership) to participate in Youth Committee.

 

 

2021 ICS Talent Show

Date/Time
Live streaming on JAXICS YouTube channel
RSVP Form
Sorry…This form is closed to new submissions.

 

Talent Show 2021

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Free for members, $10 per participant for Non-Members

Non-members can pay at https://jaxics.org/form/payment 

Enter the requested information and $10 per participant fee in the amount section. Under Notes, please enter "Got talent 2021" and participant’s name

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Send in videos to compete in the talent show, run by our Youth Committee! Look forward to a show full of Jacksonville’s talents complete with a community vote on social media and judged by professionals!

Details and Rules for Talent Show

  • Deadline for Registration along with Video submission: September 17th, 2021
  • Age groups: 4-6, 7-10, 11-16, 17 and up
  • Performances must be 2-4 minutes long
  • Can be Solo or Group (upto 3 participants)
  • One performance per participant
  • No language restrictions
  • Top 3 performers in each age group will receive prizes if we have more than 5 entries. Otherwise only one will be the winner per age group
  • Winners decided based on 50% community vote on Social Media and 50% judges score
  • Non-members pay $10 per participant to register

Video Submission Guidelines

  • Filmed horizontally and in 1080p
  • A few seconds at the beginning and end for editing purposes
  • Upload your video on your Google drive and provide us the link in the Description Section of the Registration form. The video link must be submitted in the Registration Form for the entry to be considered complete.

For any inquiry or information on video submission, contact: [email protected]

75th Independence Day

Date/Time
Online Event
RSVP Form
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India's 75th Independence Day Celebration

Food Partner - Minerva Indian Restaurant (Under New Management)

Join us at the event page 

 

Here is the Link to our YouTube Page

You can also comment and support to the performers and contest winners at this year's India Independence Day celebration on our Facebook page

We look forward to your participation

Valentine's Day Musical Bingo

Date/Time
Valentines Day Bingo

                     PLEASE LOG IN USING YOUR ICS MEMBERSHIP DETAILS TO RSVP


This Valentine’s Day, Feb 14th, 2021, allow Team ICS to shower our love and appreciation for all our Members!!!

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with Team ICS and with your VALENTINE and Win Many Prizes!!!

The ICS team of 2021 invites you for an enjoyable evening of Virtual Musical Bingo, where we will be playing some of the timeless love classics.  

 

The event is FREE for all our 2021 ICS Members, it’s our Valentine’s Day gift to you!!!

·       When: February 14th, 2021.

·       Time 5.30 PM

·       Where: Zoom Online

      https://zoom.us/j/91497129500?pwd=dGpvRENycmwzUTJVRFlrSER3c0tXdz09

      Meeting ID: 914 9712 9500

      Passcode: 715283

·       NOTE: You must RSVP to participate. Please RSVP by Clicking on the RSVP Form in the Green Box Above by Feb 7th, 2021, to help us plan the event for you.

·       It is free for ICS Members, One ticket per household. Additional tickets $5/ ticket. Under Notes, please enter "2021 Valentine Day Musical Bingo" and Participant's Full Name.

·       More the merrier. Non-ICS Members are welcome to participate. Non-Member fee is $10 per ticket.  They can pay at https://jaxics.org/form/payment 
Enter the requested information and $10 participation fee in the amount section. Under Notes, please enter "2021 Valentine Day Musical Bingo" and Participant's Full Name.

LAST DATE TO RSVP - JAN 31, 2021

 

India Day

Date/Time
RSVP Form
Cultural Performance Registrations are Closed. Fancy Dress and Poster Competition Registration is Open till 1/15/21.
Sorry…This form is closed to new submissions.
India Day Quiz Winners

The Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville (ICS) invites you to join the upcoming celebrations for the 72nd Indian Republic Day, on January 30, 2021

Our ICS Event Directors for the 2021 India Day Celebration are:

Mr. Lokesh Sharma and Mrs. Surabhi Thapliyal 

As part of the 2021 Republic Day Celebrations, we have many contests and multicultural events planned for the evening. 

·      Poster Competition for Children

·      Fancy Dress Competition for Children

·      Cultural Performances 

·       We also have a Live Quiz planned for you as part of the main multicultural event on January 30, 2021!!! So, get ready and sharpen your fact skills about Indian history, current affairs and entertainment!


Details/Rules/Information for the Poster Competition:

1.     The event is open to all members of the community (ICS members and non-ICS members)

2.     Theme: 

o   Beautiful India (Monuments, Achievements, Festivals, Traditions, Costumes that highlight the beauty of India).

3.     Registration: No Registration required. Submissions are open! All entries will be locked at midnight on 01/15/2021.

4.     Entries will be displayed on the ICS Facebook for public voting: Starting 01/16/21 - To: 01/23/2021 (12.00 A.M.)

5.     Judges Selection Criteria: All entries will be judged by our judges who qualified art practitioners (60% weight) and number of Facebook likes received by each entry on the ICS page (40 % weight).

6.     One entry per participant

7.     Children can use any paint medium

8.     Poster paper size 9x11 and up. NOTE: Please do not write the participant name on the poster.

9.     There will be three age groups:

o   4 years – 6 years

o   7 years – 10 years

o   11 years – 15 years

10.  3 winners will be awarded in each category. Judges will score participants based on concept, creativity and drawing skills.

11.  Prizes will be announced and awarded during the cultural celebration on January 30th, 2021.

12.  NOTE: To submit your entry, please upload your Poster to your google drive and share the link in an email to: [email protected] with the following information:

·       Full First and Last Name of Participant

·       Parents Full Name

·       Link to your google drive with the Poster file

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR POSTER ENTRY


Details/Rules/Information for the Fancy Dress Competition:

1.     The event is open to all members of the community (ICS members and non-ICS members)

2.     Theme: 

o   Indian National Heroes (National Leaders, Sports Personalities, Scientists, Famous Personalities that highlight the Indian Achievements).

3.     Registration: No Registration required. Submissions are open! All entries will be locked at midnight on 01/15/2021.

4.     Entries will be displayed on the ICS Facebook for public voting: Starting 01/16/21 - To: 01/23/2021 (12.00 A.M.)

5.     Judges Selection Criteria: All entries will be judged by our qualified judges (60% weight) and number of Facebook likes received by each entry on the ICS page (40 % weight).

6.     One entry per participant

7.     Only solo performance is allowed for a maximum of 2 minutes. NOTE: Please do not mention the participant name in the video.

8.     There will be three age groups:

o   4 years – 6 years

o   7 years – 10 years

o   11 years – 15 years

9.     3 winners will be awarded in each category. Judges will score participants based on concept, creativity and drawing skills.

10.  Prizes will be announced and awarded during the cultural celebration on January 30th, 2021.

11.  NOTE: To submit your entry, please upload your video to your google drive and share the link in an email to: [email protected] with the following information:

·       Full First and Last Name of Participant

·       Parents Full Name

·       Link to your google drive with the Video file 

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR FANCYDRESS VIDEO ENTRY


 Details/Rules/Information for Cultural Performances:

1.     There will be a total of 10 cultural performances and registrations will be on a first come basis:

o   Group Dance (minimum 4 participants)

o   Group Song

o   Solo Dance

o   Solo Singing

o   Other Cultural Performances highlighting the rich culture of India.

2.      Theme: 

o   Keeping the patriotic occasion in mind, please refrain from using strong Bollywood music tracks. You may however use light Bollywood music with a patriotic / positive message.

3.     Duration for Each Performance: 4 minutes

4.     No Group Name or Business name should display as part of the costumes, or part of the performance. Participants/Participating group will be responsible for any copyright violations and ICS does not hold any responsibility for copyright infringement related to the performance.

5.     Last Date for Registration: 01/07/21

6.     Last Date for uploading performance video: 01/15/21

7.     NOTE: Please Register your group by 01/07/21 and then Submit your Performance Video. To submit your performance, please upload your video to your google drive and share the link in an email to: [email protected] with the following information:

·       Group Name (for Group Performances) Or Full First and Last Name for Solo Performance

·       Link to your google drive with the Performance file

8.       NOTE: For Audio/Video you must follow the below Video recording guidelines:

·       Should be 1080p or 4K.

·       Should be shot horizontally - landscape mode

·       Camera(s) should be on a stable surface or usage of gimbal stabilizers are recommended

·       Recordings should be smooth without abrupt moves.

·       Make sure the subject is in focus and ensure adequate lighting.

·       Audio should be recorded in the video but when doing so make sure there are no other disturbances.

·       Please ensure you don’t clutter the video with too many special effects but if you do make sure the effects are optimized and the frame rates don’t suffer.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR CULTURAL PERFORANCE REGISTRATION

2021 ICS Youth Committee Volunteer Invitations

Date/Time

PLEASE LOG IN USING YOUR ICS MEMBERSHIP DETAILS TO SUBMIT THE NOMINATION FORM


2021 ICS YOUTH COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS

The ICS Youth Committee is a Very Active and Integral part of the Indian Cultural Society of Jacksonville.

The objective of the ICS Youth Committee or ICS YC as its fondly called is to introduce the younger generation of Indians to the Indian culture and teach through immersion.

We invite and encourage the younger generations to become active members of the ICS YC.Last date for submitting your application is Jan 30th, 2021.

Following are the advantage of joining youth committee for your children:

o   Get volunteer hours

o   Learn teamwork and make more friends

o   It is platform where your children can come forward and show their talent

The ICS YC leadership positions for 2021 (President, Vice President and Secretary) will be selected based on the following criteria:

o   Number of hours you volunteered with ICS in 2020.

o   Feedback from previous year’s ICS EC team and Youth mentor (Who ever receives highest votes).

o   If there is a tie with above two points, then the volunteer hours for previous years will be taken into account as well as Number of years served on YC team.

o   Please note: All bullet points go hand in hand. There is no priority of one vs the other. 

Following are some the guidelines you as a parent as well as youth committee member should be aware of:

    • You need to be an ICS member for your child to participate in Youth Committee.

    • To get proper volunteer hours each child will need to sign in and sign out when they come to any meeting or events. There will be a signing sheet at every meeting and event.

    • The hours will be approved based on the completion of the task or responsibility assigned to you by YC leadership.

    •  The communications between YC team members happens in a WhatsApp group that each YC member will be part of.

    • It is not only important to do well on the tasks/duties assigned but also how well you carry them out and work with others.

    • Be punctual, courteous to others, share new ideas and have fun

    •  The volunteer hours will be tracked by the YC officers and the YC Mentor throughout the year.

    • Each YC member will have read-only access to this spreadsheet on ICS google docs.

    • You can get involved from 6th grade (middle school) onwards as a general volunteer.

    • To be one of the officer or a director in YC team, you need to be in grade 9th – 12th (High School) ·

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LAST DATE TO SUBMIT  YOUR ICS YC VOLUNTEER APPLICATION for 2021 is JAN,30th 2021

 

2020 Virtual Musical Bingo

Date/Time

ICS Youth Committee presents the end of the year event

"2020 Virtual Musical Bingo" via Zoom

Date & Time : ICS Bingo Night on Jan. 1st @ 5 PM

Must RSVP to participate

NOTE: We will need minimum 20 RSVP's to conduct this Bingo event.

Free entry for ICS members (one bingo ticket per family). Please login to your account to RSVP.

Members must RSVP to get their Bingo ticket

The prizes are only for Full House. (black Out for their card)

Non member Participation fee - $10 per ticket (one ticket per family)

Non-members can pay at https://jaxics.org/form/payment 

Enter the requested information and $10 participation fee in amount section. Under Notes, please enter "2020 Virtual Musical Bingo" and participant's name

LAST DATE TO RSVP - DEC. 28, 2020

For any questions, please email [email protected]