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What  : Cooking Contest.
When : Saturday, July 28th 1PM
Where: Porch of Public Safety Building. Please refer to festival map.

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Guidelines:

  1. Eligibility : Adults only
  2. Items : Prepare an appetizer and a dessert of your choice. It is appropriate to prepare suitable accompanying items to your appetizer such as chutneys, dips, sauces, relishes, etc.
  3. Cuisine : Bring your favorite regional delicacies (Punjabi, Bengali, Andhra, Kerala, Gujarati, Rajashtani etc,)
  4. Restrictions : Home cooked, vegetarian, no onion or garlic.
  5. Serving Size : Typical restaurant dish (4-5 servings)
    Serving ware : Please bring appropriate serving spoons, and (at least 6 each of) plates, forks, spoons and paper napkins for the judges.
  6. Optionals:
    • Dress up in your regional costume.
    • Explain the traditional and cultural aspects of your preparation (e.g. festival preparation)
    • Provide a description of your recipe on an attractive display board.

Judging & Prizes:

  1. Some local restaurateurs will be invited to judge the entrants based on the following criteria
    • Presentation
    • Taste
    • Authenticity
  2. The judge's decisions are final.

Prizes : Winners will be announced and rewarded on Ganga Stage @ 5 PM. Participants are required to be present at this ceremony.

What   : Henna Contest
When  : Saturday, July 28th 2PM - 4PM
Where : Porch of Public Safety Building. Please refer to festival map.

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Guidelines:

  1. Eligibility: All ages are welcome
  2. Participants should bring their own henna/mehendi cones.
  3. This is an individual event (no teaming with other artists).
  4. Participants can apply henna on the palm as well as the dorsal side of either their own hand or that of a partner that they bring along.
  5. Participants are not allowed to use design books or any other reference material.
  6. Henna art should not be offensive.

Judging & Prizes:

  1. The participants will be judged based on
    • Creativity
    • Neatness
    • Intricacy of design.
  2. The judge's decisions are final.

What   : Rangoli Contest
When  : Sunday, July 29th 1PM - 3PM
Where : Porch of Public Safety Building. Please refer to festival map.

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Guidelines:

  1. Eligibility: All ages are welcome.
  2. A 3ft x 4ft foam board will be provided to each of the participants.
  3. The participants will bring all other materials required for their Rangoli art.
  4. Rangoli art must be prepared from scratch on the boards provided.
  5. Rangoli art must not offend viewers and be presentable to viewers of all ages.
  6. Rangoli art should be completed by 3PM, ready for judging.

Judging & Prizes:

  1. Judges' opinions will determine the winners.
  2. Prizes : Winners will be announced and rewarded on Ganga Stage @ 3:30 PM. Participants are required to be present at this ceremony.

What   : Chess Competition
When  : Saturday, July 28th 12PM - 7PM
Where : Entrance of Redmond City Hall building. Please refer to festival map.
Who    :

  • Ages 5 - 7   Start Time :   12PM
  • Ages 8 - 10  Start Time :  12 PM
  • Ages 11 - 13 Start Time :  2 PM
  • Ages 14 - 17 Start Time :  3 PM
  • Ages 18+     Start Time :   4 PM

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Guidelines:

  1. All participants will bring their own Chess boards.
  2. Please be at the competition area 15 mins before the start time for your age group.
  3. This is an individual competition.
  4. The competition will be held in knockout format.
  5. Winners stay and losers leave.
  6. Fair play is expected from all participants. Seeking outside help will be disqualifying.
  7. The event has to conclude on Saturday.

Judging & Prizes:

  1. The participants will be their own judges. Monitors will be present to oversee the competition.
  2. The winners in each group will be awarded prizes on Ganga stage @5PM on Sunday.

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