Bay Area Prabasi: Saraswati Puja 2010
Cultural and Social Programs on Saraswati Puja Day 2010
Art Competition for different age groups (12.00 PM - 1.00 PM)
  1. Ages 3 and under: Children can pick their own theme.
  2. Ages 5-9: Theme is 'Family' -- could be you and your family, could be animal families, could be families around the world.  Extra points for a Creative title.
  3.  Ages 10-14: Theme is 'Friendship' -- You and your friends, friends around the world, friendship between animals, birds, anybody. Extra points for a creative title.
  4.  Ages 15-18: Theme is 'Leadership' -- Men and women leaders of the past and the present, you and your friends in any leadership roles, why is this quality so important for us to learn. Extra points for a creative title.
  5. All art work for all ages must be done at home -- only judging will be done on site.
  6. Bring in the art work earlier than 12:00 noon to the registration desk as judging and announcing of the winners will be between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm. It is preferred but the child does not have to present to accept the prize.
  7. Paper size -- from 8.5X11 to 3X5 only and they can use anything from crayons, to color pencils to charcoal, watercolor or oil painting.   Points will be given on creativity/details, quality of art and how well they understood the theme.
  8. Please let your child do the art work themselves.
PARENTS! We really need the older kids to enroll for the competetition! We have kids in the 3 and under and 5-9 category only.  Please encourage the older ones to bring in their art work. Tell them, every contestant will be given an entry prize. Interested participants please send in your names to Sushmita Datta.
Go-As-You-Like for kids of different ages (3.00 PM - 4.00 PM)
  1. Group A: Ages 4 and under : Be any character you like.
  2. Group B: Ages 5-9: Dress up to suit the character portrayed with performance for 1 min.
  3. Group C: Ages 10-14: Choose your theme, use your own props, dress up and be ready to perform for max of 2 minutes.
  4. Group D: Ages 15-18: Impromptu theme involving any Group A, Group B & Group C contestant to suit with your costume. Minimum: 2 contestants (including you) and Maximum: 4 contestants (including you). Be as creative as innovative you can be with your presentation. Bring your own music track to add to the ambiance.
Interested Participants please send in your names to Nilanjana Roy
Bay Area Premier League - A competition of Performing Arts
(5.o0 PM onwards)
Inter City/County competition of performing arts. Each team can perform any area of performing arts (Dance/Music/Skit/Fashion show/Bollywood Numbers/Rock Band )that  will get  you the Champion of BAPL award. You can also mix and match to create your own unique program
  1. 30 min will be given to a team that includes time for setup and introduction.
  2. A team needs to have at least a min of 3 participants.
  3. A team needs to represent both the 1st and 2nd generation
  4. Adjoining cities can be clubbed.
  5. Members can participate for free. Non-members need to pay a participation fee of $7.00
  6. Last date of submission of application - Jan 10th 2009.
  7. This competition will be judged by at least 5 to 7 judges from areas of Dance, Music,Play,and other varied areas of Performing arts.
  8. Notable Performers and directors who will shine during this years competition will be given the opportunity to create full fledged bigger Prabasi Programmes for the year 2010 .
Interested groups send in your group names to Arindam Samanta or Tandrima (Kheya) Bandyopadhyay. There is an entry fee of $7.00 per person, minimum 3 per team. Please report before 4:45 pm. Up to 10 Microphones will be provided on stage for each team.
There will be exciting prizes for each of these events. All participants will get a certificate. It is important to register so please email the respective people with the name of the event you are interested in specified on the subject line. In the body of the email, send your name, age and any other information pertinent to your program . Good luck. We do hope to see many of you participate in all the events.
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This year at Prabasi Saraswati Puja get ready to showcase your talent. We will be having a number of events for all ages. There will be exciting prizes for all these events.
There will be one award for each category (age group). Everyone will get a Participation Certificate.