Smt. Taraben Doshi Aarti Thali Competition 2020 - FAQs

FAQs
Question Answer
How do I register for the competition? All you need to register is a WhatsApp number! It will be great if you also have -
An email id
An Instagram account
A Facebook account

Fill out the registration form (here) and you're done!
Is there any eligibility criteria? There is no eligibility criteria to enter the competition. All age groups and genders are welcome. Entries from all over the world are welcome.
Is there an entry fee? There is no entry free and the entry into the competition is FREE.
What is the last date to submit my entry? You can submit entries until 26 Oct 2020, 1200 IST (The last day of Dusshera /  Navratri)
When will the results be declared? The results shall be declared on 31 Oct 2020 (Sharad Poornima)
What is the last date to register? The last date to register is 26 Oct 2020
I don't live in India, can I still participate? Yes. Entries from across the globe are welcome.

However, it is important to note that participants not residing in India must provide a valid Indian postal address along with their residential address at the time of registration. In case you win, the prize will be shipped to the Indian postal address provided by you. No prizes shall be shipped to addresses out of India.
What should be the size of the thali? Thali dimensions are 12-16 inches in diameter
Is there a restriction on the materials? There are no restrictions on the materials that can be used to decorate the Aarti Thali, be as creative as possible! The completed Thali should be of such weight that the participant can easily carry it and of course....perform an actual Aarti!!

Can I submit multiple designs? No. One design per WhatsApp number.
Who are the judges? Our panel of judges includes -

Members of the Doshi family and other eminent, creative people.
What is the "Judges Choice Award"? Our panel of judges will pick the top 5 designs. Be your creative best and win the hearts of our judges with the most creative, unique and beautifully decorated Aarti Thali and win the prestigious Judges Choice Award. Make your design stand out and you can win an exciting prize!
What is the prize for the "Judges Choice Award"? Each of the 5 winners will get a 160 gms pure silver Lakshmi Diya worth about ₹13,000/- bought from Navrathan Jewellers, Bangalore
What is the "Most Liked Award"? The design that gets the most number of likes on our Facebook page wins this award. We will be sharing pictures of all completed thalis on our social media pages. We will then give you the link to your design and you can invite your friends and family to like it. The design that gets the maximum likes gets the "Most Liked Award". Get your design the maximum number of likes on our social media pages, and you have a chance to win!
What is the prize for the "Most Liked Award"? The winner will get a 160 gms pure silver Lakshmi Diya worth about ₹13,000/- bought from Navrathan Jewellers, Bangalore
What is the "Referral Award"?

The person that gets the maximum people to participate in the competition wins the Referral Award.

When each person registers, they are asked to share the Whatsapp number (which is referral code) of the person that has referred them! You've got to make sure that when the people you have referred and registering, they fill out your Whatsapp number in the form and the more the participants you refer like this, the more are your chances to win our Referral Award.

Simple isn't it? So get as many of your friends and family to participate as you can and do spread the word far and wide and you could win an attractive prize!! Get the maximum number of participants and win an exciting prize!

What is the prize for the "Referral Award"? The winner will get a 160 gms pure silver Lakshmi Diya worth about ₹13,000/- bought from Navrathan Jewellers, Bangalore
What is the "Top 500 Award"? This Navratri, its going to be raining prizes! Be among the Top 500 designs and win a special prize.
What is the prize for the "Top 500 Award"? Each of the 500 winners shall get a special gift hamper from our sponsor, Swaha.
What are the prizes to be won?

The prizes are -

Judges Choice Award - Each of the 5 winners will get a 160 gms pure silver Lakshmi Diya worth about ₹13,000/- bought from Navrathan Jewellers, Bangalore.

Most Liked Award - The winner will get a 160 gms pure silver Lakshmi Diya worth about ₹13,000/- bought from Navrathan Jewellers, Bangalore.

Referral Award - The winner will get a 160 gms pure silver Lakshmi Diya worth about ₹13,000/- bought from Navrathan Jewellers, Bangalore.

Top 500 Award - Each of the 500 winners shall get a special gift box from our sponsor, Swaha.

Participation Award
Each participant shall get a participation certificate.

How will the winners be declared? Winners shall be declared on our social media pages.
In case I win, how do I claim my prize? In case you win, you have to contact the Organizers to claim your prize on +91 9845023453, on or before 02 Nov 2020.
If I win, by when will I get my prize? Upon verification of your claim, your prize shall be shipped to your Indian Postal Address (as provided by you at the time of registration) by 30 Nov 2020. No prizes shall be shipped addresses out of India.
Tell me more about Swaha? This year the Smt Taraben Doshi Aarti Thali Decoration Competition is being sponsored by Swaha.

Swaha is a cottage industries micro enterprise that is into manufacturing premium puja products. All products are handmade with love and care by artisans. At Swaha, many underprivileged women are uplifted and given livelihood. Majority of the workforce at Swaha comprises of women.

Swaha aims to keep alive the values set by our ancestors by providing pure, organic, quality products that are easy to use. A lot of of thought goes into each product - like having a range of ghee diyas with various burning times keeping in mind that a lot of people would not like leaving a burning flame at home when they step out. At Swaha it is all about simplifying your ritual preparations whilst keeping in mind their sanctity.

It's a family run startup based in Bangalore, India and California, USA
Tell me more about Bhagini Samaj? Bhagini Samaj, Bangalore is a 55 year old ladies' organization started in 1964 and is managed by volunteers, both young and old.
The main aim of Bhagini Samaj is 'Service to mankind which is akin to worship of God'

Bhagini Samaj has made ground breaking progress in providing medical assistance, educational aid and also furthering various social causes such as donating ambulances, radiation machines, organising eyecamps, providing subsidised dialysis, sponsoring school fees and uniforms, providing relief materials and health aid to the needy.

Over the years Bhagini Samaj has undertaken various welfare projects such as tree plantation drives, distribution of sanitation kits to slum dwellers, lending health equipment like wheelchairs, crutches etc for temporary use against nominal deposit.