Sworam is excited to announce that we will organize a virtual Keralotsavam and Onam celebration this year on Aug 28, 4pm. We would like to invite all our friends in Oregon and Southwest Washington to join the celebration. The following events are now open for registration:
1. Fancy dress for kids –Videos should have a maximum length of up to one minute. The best entries will be played during our virtual Keralotsavam event.
2. Pookkalam/Onasadya photo exhibition – Please send us your best pictures and we will be sure to share it on our Facebook page and website with the wider community. Please send us two pictures 1) a close up of your Pookkalam/Onasadya 2) a picture/video of the group while they are making it. This is your chance to have some fun and share your joy with the community!
3. Cultural performances – Please send us videos of kids/adults. Songs, dances, skits and any other cultural entertainment is welcome. The best entries will be played during our virtual celebration. A few guidelines:
- The performances can be group or solo. Maximum 2 performances per participant. It can be a solo or group performance. If you are performing as a group, please be aware of the current Covid safety recommendations in your area and avoid any unnecessary risks while recording the video. SWORAM values the safety and health of all participants and we strongly discourage people from different households congregating for performances or practice sessions.
- The performances should be original, not used for any previous events or already published on social media.
- Entries should be less than 5 minutes in length.
- Music for South Indian classical dances can be in any language. However, movie songs used for the program should be in Malayalam. Please note that movie songs should contain at least 75% or more of Malayalam lyrics.
- The entries should be in mp3/mp4 format. Videos should be in wide mode.
- SWORAM will try to include all the received entries in our celebration. However, we reserve the right to exclude entries which may not meet our quality standards or guidelines.
- Any exceptions to any of the above requirements will have to be considered on a case-by-case basis and approved ahead of the submission deadline.
Here are the key dates:
- Keralotsavam virtual Celebration – Aug 28, 4 PM, 2021
- Deadline for all registrations: Midnight, Aug 8 , 2021
- Deadline for cultural performances submissions – Midnight, Aug 17, 2021
- Deadline for Fancy Dress and Pookkalam/Onasadya photo exhibition : Midnight, Aug 22, 2021
Please ensure that your registrations and submissions reach us before these deadlines. For registration, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are registering for a cultural performance, please include a brief description of your planned performance and full names of the participants.