Opportunities of Online Competitions for Students on International Day of Biological Diversity


Are you getting bored in your homes? Why not start some activities. You might be aware that the International Day of Biological Diversity is about to come. In this article, details of online competitions are provided which are being organized on the occasion of the International Day of Biological Diversity-2020 in different States. You can win a cash prize. Besides, the participation certificate will be given to each participant. Read this article and participate as per your interest.

About International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD) is celebrated on 22nd May 2020 each year. This year's theme of IBD is "Our solutions are in Nature". Every year schools celebrate this day by involving students in various activities. But due to COVID-19 pandemic, people are not allowed to go outside their homes. Then how to celebrate this day is a big question. But students don't lose heart. You can keep yourself busy by taking part in various contests being run by various State Biodiversity Boards. Several State Biodiversity Boards are organizing various contests like essay writing, poster/ painting competition, photography contest etc. These activities will encourage not only students but also the general public to engage in creative activity during the Corona Virus lockdown time. This will also enable students to be aware of and contribute to biodiversity and the environment. Students can participate in contests according to their age group and can win a cash prize. Participation certificates will also be provided to all participants. So, what are you waiting for? Check out the below-mentioned contest details and participate.



UP State Biodiversity Board

UP State Biodiversity Board is organizing various online competitions for students on the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity.

Participants Category

  • Photography Contest (Theme: Animal and Plant Diversity)
  • Essay Writing (Theme: Nature during COVID Scenario)
  • Collage (Theme: Insect Diversity)
  • Slogan Writing ( Theme: Human & Animal Conflict)

Participation Criteria

  • Group A: 5th-8th class or participants between the age group 8-13 years.
  • Group B: 9th-12th class or participants between the age group 14-18 years.
  • Group C: Graduates or Post-graduates or participants between the age group 19-25 years.

Prize Details

First Prize: Book worth Rs.2000/- (for each category)
Second Prize: Book worth Rs. 1500/-(for each category)
Third Prize: Book worth Rs.1000/-(for each category)

Last Date: Students may submit their entries latest by 21st May 2020.
Interested candidates may send their entries to envisrp_lu@yahoo.com or kanaujia.amita@gmail.com.
For any query, please contact on mobile no. 9415030061, 9026987174

Sikkim Biodiversity Board

The Sikkim Biodiversity Board is organizing online competitions in three different categories, on the theme – 'Our Solutions are in Nature'.

Category

  • Painting Competition (For school students of Sikkim Class VIII to XII)
  • Painting Competition (For college students of Sikkim)
  • Open Photography Contest (For all public of Sikkim)

Prize Details

  • Painting Competition (For school students of Sikkim Class VIII to XII)
    1. First Prize: Rs.2500/-
    2. Second Prize: Rs. 2000/-
    3. Third Prize: Rs.1500/-
  • Painting Competition (For college students of Sikkim)
    1. First Prize: Rs.3500/-
    2. Second Prize: Rs. 3000/-
    3. Third Prize: Rs.2500/-
  • Open Photography Contest (For all public of Sikkim)
    1. First Prize: Rs.6000/-
    2. Second Prize: Rs.5000/-
    3. Third Prize: Rs.4000/-

Last Date: Students may submit their entries latest by 20th May 2020 by 4:00 pm.
Interested candidates may send their entries to email ID sbb@gmail.com.
Candidates must send their entries along with the details like name, class, school/ college/ home address, mobile number and email address.
For any query, please contact on mobile no. 9474355888(DFO, SBB)

H.P. Council for Science Technology & Environment (HIMCOSTE)

HIMCOSTE under MoEFCC is organizing an Online Photography Contest on different themes for school students. Themes are "Butterflies", "Blooming Trees", "Birds" and "Scenery of Nature"

Participation Criteria: Students from 6th to 12th class of Himachal Pradesh.

Awards categories

There are 3 award categories.
  • Category 1: 6th-8th Class
  • Category 2: 9th-10th Class
  • Category 3: 11th-12th Class

Rules for Participation: Candidates must send their photo entries along with the details like name, class, school/ college, mobile number and email address.
Only one entry on one theme will be allowed per student.
Mention the place where it was clicked.

Last Date: Students may submit their entries latest by 21st May 2020.
Interested candidates may send their entries to email ID .biodiversity@gmail.com.
For any query, please contact on mobile No. 8219939652 WhatsApp no. 9459959682 and visit website of HIMCOSTE.

Address: HIMCOSTE,
Vigyan Bhawan, Bemloe,
Shimla-171001, HP.



Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board

MPSBB is organizing an Essay Competition on the occasion of Biodiversity Day on 22nd May 2020.

The topic of the Essay Competition:"COVID19: Biodiversity Conservation - Our Solutions are in Nature" (English b& Hindi both)

Competition Categories

  • Category 1: Students from 8th-12th Class
  • Category 2: Graduate & postgraduate Students
  • Category 3: All public including government servants.

Awards Categories

  • Category 1: Students from 8th-12th Class (Separate for both Hindi & English language)
    1. First Prize: Rs.2500/-
    2. Second Prize: Rs.1500/-
    3. Third Prize: Rs.1000/-
  • Category 2: Graduate & postgraduate Students (Separate for both Hindi & English language)
    1. First Prize: Rs.5000/-
    2. Second Prize: Rs.3000/-
    3. Third Prize: Rs.2000/-
  • Category 3: All public including government servants. (Separate for both Hindi & English language)
    1. First Prize: Rs.5000/-
    2. Second Prize: Rs.3000/-
    3. Third Prize: Rs.2000/-

Last Date: Students may submit their entries latest by 21st May 2020 till 5:00 pm.
Interested candidates may send their entries to email ID mpsbb@mp.gov.in.
Note: There will be no entry fee.
For any query, please visit the website of MPSBB.
Address: Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board,
26, Kisan Bhawan, 1st Floor, Arera Hills
Bhopal (M.P.) - 462011
TEL : 0755 - 2554549 / 2554539
Fax: 0755 2764912
E-mail: mpsbb@mp.gov.in

Jharkhand Biodiversity Board

Jharkhad Biodiversity Board is also organizing various competitions for school-going children.

Participation Categories

The details of the competitions are as follows:
  • Painting/poster competition (for students of classes IX to XII only)
    Topic: Effect on nature due to present lockdown
  • Essay writing competition (for students of classes IX to XII only) in both Hindi and English Language separately.
    Topic: Our solutions are in nature
  • Photography competition (for all age groups)
    Topic: Biodiversity of Jharkhand

Award Category: (In all categories)

  • First Prize: Rs.5000/-
  • Second Prize: Rs.3000/-
  • Third Prize: Rs.2000/-
  • Consolation prize: Rs. 1000 (For 5 entries)

Rule for Participation: Participants are advised to mention their Name, Mobile No., E-mail id, School, Class etc. on their Drawing Sheet/ Essay Sheet/ Photograph before uploading.
Entries will be accepted through online form only. Participants can apply online through the link provided on the website.
Note: Board officials and employees are not eligible to participate in this competition.

Last Date: Students may submit their entries latest by 20th May 2020 till 5:00 pm.
Interested candidates may send their entries to email ID mpsbb@mp.gov.in.
For any query, please visit the website of Jharkhand State Biodiversity Board. Detailed notification can be viewed at https://www.jbbjharkhand.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Advt.-for-website.pdf.

Address: Jharkhand State Biodiversity Board,
138/C, Vidhyalya Marg – C,
Ashok Nagar, Ranchi-834002 (Jharkhand)
Contact no.: 0651-2972107 between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
E-mail: jbbranchi@gmail.com

Chhattisgarh Biodiversity Board

Chattisgarh Biodiversity Board is organizing various competition on the subject "Biodiversity in Chhattisgarh".

Competition Categories

  • Photography
    Topic: Related to the Biodiversity of Chhattisgarh
  • Essay writing (for school children only)
    Topic: Need and importance of Conservation of Chhattisgarh Biodiversity
  • Drawing/poster (for school children only)
    Topic: Related to the Biodiversity of Chhattisgarh

Award Category

  • Photography Category
    1. First prize: Rs.10,000/-
    2. Second prize: Rs.7000/-
    3. Third prize: Rs.5000/-
  • Essay writing
    1. First Prize: Rs.5000/-
    2. Second Prize: Rs.3000/-
    3. Third Prize: Rs.2000/-
  • Poster/drawing
    1. First prize: Rs.5000/-
    2. Second prize: Rs.3000/-
    3. Third prize: Rs.2000/-
  • Consolation Prize: Rs.1000/- for 10 best participants in each category
  • All participants will be given Participation Certificates.

How to apply: Candidates can participate through filling Google form available on the below-mentioned links.
For Hindi form: https://forms.gle/DJLWAgXkq9j4kKtJ6
For English form: https://forms.gle/pwD3m7s8emYwR6KB6
The participants can send entries like a written essay, a drawing you created, or photograph on WhatsApp number 91794 01339.
For more information on this competition and Chattisgarh's Biodiversity please visit following web pages:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CGBiodiversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CGBiodiversity
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/cgbiodiversity_/
Website:
http://www.cgsbb.org/uploads/notice/21.php

Last Date: The last date for sending entries is 20th May 2020 till 5 pm.
Date of Announcement of Results: 22nd May 2020.
Detailed rules & regulations are available at https://bit.ly/3ffT6Tk

Contact Details: Chhattisgarh State Biodiversity Board
Aranya Bhavan, North Block,
Sector -19, Atal Nagar, Dist- Raipur (Chhattisgarh)
Phone: 0771-2512807
Email: cgmsbdb@gmail.com
Website: http://cgsbb.org/

Tamil Nadu State Biodiversity Board

Tamil Nadu State Biodiversity Board is conducting Essay Competition for school, undergraduates, post-graduates and general public.



Competition Categories

  • Essay competition for Students from classes 8-10
    Topic: My talk with birds
  • Essay competition for Students from classes 11-12
    Topic: Trees are our treasure
  • Essay competition for Undergraduate students
    Topic: The world without wetlands
  • Essay competition for Postgraduate students
    Topic: Green city: An achievable dream
  • Essay competition for CitizensTopic: The tea that drank Elephant

Prizes Details

  • For Categories Students from classes 8-10 & Students from classes 11-12
    1. First Prize: Rs.2500/-
    2. Second Prize: Rs.1500/-
    3. Third Prize: Rs.1000/-
  • For Undergraduate students, Postgraduate students & Citizens
    1. First Prize: Rs.5000/-
    2. Second Prize: Rs.3000/-
    3. Third Prize: Rs.2000/-

Rules for Participation: English and Tamil entries will be judges separately.
Maximum 2500 words (5 pages)
Original and no copies content allowed.
No photos are allowed.

Last Date: Students/ participants may submit their entries latest by 25th May 2020 till 5:00 pm.
Interested candidates may send their entries to email ID secy.tnbb@tn.gov.in.
For any query, please visit the website of TNSBB.

Address: Tamil Nadu State Biodiversity Board,
TBGP Campus, II Floor
Velacherry-Tambaram Main Road
Nanmangalam, Post-Medavakkam
Chennai-600 100


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