Logo

All About Bhavisyavani

July 22, 2015 , by DREAMS, 17 Comments
All About Bhavisyavani » My Dreams Mag
Here is all that you need to know about Bhavisyavani, the poetry competition organised by DREAMS in collaboration with Word Warriors and Nepal Literature Festival, and supported by Yuwa, Nepal Volunteers' Program and Sparrow SMS.


1. INTRODUCTION
The official theme of the poetry competition Bhaviṣyavāṇī will be “Write tomorrow’s poem, today!”

College-level students will be encouraged to submit their poems in Nepali language through an online system and a nominal fee will be applicable.

Shortlisted submissions will be invited for recitation at a physical event to be held in Kathmandu.

A judging panel will vote for three best poets and will be rewarded with a cash prize each. Shortlisted poems will be published in a book format.

 
2. OBJECTIVE

The sole objective of project Bhaviṣyavāṇī is to improve the existing scenario for literary enthusiasts active in Nepali language, mainly from the younger generation, through an annual competition, recitation event, online archive and publication in print medium.

 
3. COMPETITION

The competition will be carried out in two phases.

 
3.i Submission
 
3.i.a Online Submission

The following web portal, hereafter referred as “online submission system”, will be made available for the submission of poems.
http://www.mydreamsmag.com/article/bhavisyavani

Submissions from Nepal can be made using the payment reference/receipt number at the online submission system.
To obtain the payment reference number for submission from/at Nepal, an appropriate fee as listed under 5.ix should be paid into Laxmi bank account of MJ Associates, account number 00051040003559.

Submissions from outside Nepal can be made with an appropriate fee as listed under 5.ix payable via a PayPal gateway made available in the online submission system. Upon payment of the appropriate fee over the PayPal gateway, users will be automatically directed to an online submission form in order to enter required details.

Submissions from both in and outside of Nepal can also be made through email to editor@mydreamsmag.com.
Email submissions will be considered valid as long as following details are included: [a] Full name, [b] Email, [c] Mobile/Telephone, [d] Payment Reference Number, [e] Title of Poem, and [f] Body of Poem.

 
3.i.b Offline Submission

The following drop-in centres in Kathmandu can be used to make submission in person:

  1. Orchid International College, Gaushala
  2. Kantipur City College, Putalisadak
  3. Coffee Talk, Marco Polo Building, Hattisar
  4. Yuwa, (opposite Russian Embassy) House No. 603, Thir Bam Marga, Baluwatar
  5. National Volunteers’ Program, (opposite Malpi Institute), Baluwatar

Offline submissions will be considered valid as long as following details are enclosed in a sealed envelope: [a] Full name, [b] Email, [c] Mobile/Telephone, [d] Payment Reference Number, [e] Title of Poem, and [f] Body of Poem.

Drop-in centres will collect the submission with cash or payment reference from the bank.

For all submissions at drop-in centres, a reference number will be issued in the form of a receipt. Individuals/ colleges submitting their poem(s) are advised to collect this reference number upon submission at drop-in centres and keep it safe with them to facilitate any further communication with the organiser if the need be.

 
3.ii Recitation

20 shortlisted poem submissions will be invited for recitation at a public event to be held in Kathmandu.

3 best works will be voted by a panel of judges comprising of popular literary figures from the field of Nepali literature, who will listen to all poems recited in the presence of an open audience before being rewarded with a cash prize each.

 
4. EVENT
 
4.i Organiser
 

DREAMS is an e-magazine based in London and run from both Nepal and London as www.mydreamsmag.com.

DREAMS will hereafter be referred to as the “organiser” of the event. It will the sole responsibility of the organiser to conduct the initial competition, organise the recitation event  and deliver the final publication in the form of a book in association with collaborators, supporters and sponsors.

 
4.ii Partnership
 
4.ii.a Collaborators

DREAMS as an organiser will collaborate with interested institutions/ organisations who would like to contribute in the improvement of literary sector in Nepal, by committing towards the organising of the competition, event and/or publication.

For 2015, collaborators for Bhaviṣyavāṇī project are finalised as below:

  1. Nepal Literature Festival,
  2. Word Warriors
 
4.ii.b Supporters

The organiser and its collaborators will seek support from interested institutions/ organisations who would like to contribute towards the promotion and organisation of the competition, recitation event and/ or publication.

For 2015, supporters for Bhaviṣyavāṇī project are finalised as below:

  1. Yuwa
  2. Nepal Volunteers’ Program
 
4.ii.c Sponsors

DREAMS as an organiser will seek sponsorship from interested institutions/ organisations who would like to contribute towards the expenses of the competition, event and/ or publication. The organiser reserves the right to decide if any sponsorship is insufficient or inappropriate.

 
4.iii Evaluators

The organiser and collaborators will decide the panel of judges entrusted to evaluate the submission purely on the basis of their merit.

 
4.iv Venue

The organiser and collaborators will decide a venue for the event in Kathmandu.

 
4.v Time

The competition will run from mid-July to mid-August 2015.
All important dates are as listed under Policy 5.viii below.

 
4.vi Users

College going students and literary talents from the younger generation will be encouraged to submit their poems. Submission will be open to all nationalities up to the age of 30 years and residing anywhere in the world.

 
4.vii Promotion

The competition will be launched with a press conference in Nepal.
The competition, event and publication will be promoted in all print, broadcast and online media.

 
5. POLICY

The organisers have listed out following guidelines as formal policy for project Bhaviṣyavāṇī, which was finalised with necessary input from the collaborators before the launch of the competition. It was agreed that once the competition starts, these policies will be automatically considered as final. For those criteria which haven’t come to affect even after the competition starts, generous modifications can be made as appropriate.

 
5.i Participation

People from any nationality and from anywhere in the world can participate in the competition given their poems are written in Nepali language.

Upon being shortlisted for the final round of competition, 20 candidates or their representative will be expected to be present in Kathmandu on the event date to recite those poems.

The competition model will include college-level participation. In this scheme, colleges will be approached with a request to sponsor their students for submission. Colleges sponsoring a minimum of 10 students will be felicitated at the recitation event in public.

 
5.ii Submission

People from any nationality and from anywhere in the world can participate in the competition given their poems are written in Nepali language.

Upon being shortlisted for the final round of competition, 20 candidates or their representative will be expected to be present in Kathmandu on the event date to recite those poems.

The competition model will include college-level participation. In this scheme, colleges will be approached with a request to sponsor their students for submission. Colleges sponsoring a minimum of 10 students will be felicitated at the recitation event in public.

 
5.iii Deadline

Any submission after the deadline will be considered invalid.
Deadline for submissions will be as listed under Policy 5.viii below.

 
5.iv Selection

A panel of judges finalised by the organiser and collaborators will have the voting rights to select entries for the first shortlist for recitation and eventually the final winners.

 
5.v Validation

Upon being shortlisted, judges have the rights to invalidate an entry on the following grounds:

5.v.a    Failure in responding to the organiser’s call for recitation at the event at least 3 days before the event date,

5.v.b    Failure to be present/represented at the event for recitation,

5.v.c    In light of any evidence that proves the breaching of copyright of any other’s work by submitting as one’s own,

5.v.d    Any other reason as deemed appropriate by the judges.

 
5.vi Fulfilment of shortlisted category

5.vi.a     The initial shortlist will include top 20 poem, hereafter termed as category A, and an additional top 5 poems, hereafter termed as category B.

5.vi.b   Those individuals whose poems fall in category A will be invited for recitation at the event and will be automatically deemed eligible for final round of selection.

5.vi.c   Invalidation of any entry from category A would make the next top entry from category B to enter category A. This is in order to maintain the required total of top 20 for the final round.

 
5.vii Content

5.vii.a  The content of the submitted literary work should essentially be a poem written in Nepali language with a maximum length of 500 words only.

5.vii.b  Poems with any inappropriate content that has hints of demeaning or insulting any particular community, sex, religion, belief, nationality, ethnicity and any other sector will be considered invalid.

 
5.viii Timeline

15th July 2015 : Competition starts.

18th August 2015 : Deadline for submissions.

23rd August 2015 : Deadline for declaration of a shortlists
(Including both categories A & B as mentioned in 5.vi above)

There will be no deadline for sponsors to join the project at any stage and to any extent.

 
5.ix Fee

Fee for submissions from Nepal will be NRs. 100 payable through Laxmi bank account number.

Fee for submissions from outside Nepal will be USD 5 payable via a PayPal gateway made available in the online submission system.

 
5.x Judgement

5.x.a    An initial shortlist of a maximum of 200 poems will be made by interns appointed and/or agreed by the organisers and collaborators. This list will be further screened by the panel of judges in order to decide the final top 20 shortlist for publication and recitation. At the recitation event, judges will further vote for the First, Second and Third winners of cash prize.

5.x.b    Even though one individual is allowed to submit up to 10 poems, only one poem, deemed best by the judges can get into the final round.

5.x.c    Only the judges reserve the rights to invalidate any entry formerly included in any list with sufficient evidence.

5.x.d    The panel of judges will be essentially formed by a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 5 literary figures from the field of Nepali literature, and any additional representative nominated by the organiser and each of the collaborators.

 
5.xi Prizes

Three winners will receive a cash prize each. The amounts will be NRs 50,000, NRs 25,000 and NRs 10,000 for the First, Second and Third place respectively.

 
Below are some photographs from the DREAMS Press Conference on Bhaviṣyavāṇī held on Wednesday 15th July 2015 at Nepal Toursim Board, Bhrikutimandup, Kathmandu, Nepal. Teh event was attended by representatives from the organiser DREAMS, collaborator Word Warriors and various personnels from the media.
 
 
 
  • BV_Conf_banner

Tags: , , , , , ,

Categorised in: Contest

17 comments on “All About Bhavisyavani

  1. Akash Lingden says:

    I don’t really understand the theme of the poem that we should write. On what subject do we have to write? And can we write poems on the following terms without insulting these terms: religion. caste, sex….?
    Hope that you will give me feedback as soon as possible. Thank You.
    7GRD

    • DREAMS says:

      Hi Akash,
      The theme of the poetry competition is “Bhavisyavani: Let’s write tomorrow’s poem, today!”
      We are expecting poems that tell about the future you would like see.
      You can give any title to your poem within this theme.

      Regarding your query on “insulting .. therms”, the point 5.vii.b above explain pretty much clearly:
      “Poems with any inappropriate content that has hints of demeaning or insulting any particular community, sex, religion, belief, nationality, ethnicity and any other sector will be considered invalid.”

      Hope this helps! Good luck!

  2. Akash Lingden says:

    Thank you.

  3. Kundan gurung says:

    Hello there, i have just submitted my poems but I didn’t knew the theme so just submitted my poems about the present context of our society. But later came to know the theme. So, i was wondering will it be valid? Do let me know please. If not valid, i will submit new one with the theme “Bhavisyavani:lets write tomorrow poem, today”. Waiting for the response. Thank you.

    • DREAMS says:

      Hi Kundan,
      Sorry to learn that you submitted without knowing the theme.

      All entries with the required details will be valid. However, those not within the theme will have less chances of being shortlisted.

      “Bhavisyavani: Let’s write tomorrow poem, today!” is the main theme of the contest. You can have any title for your poem but it should tell more about your idea of future. As long it dies, it will be considered within the theme. If it does not, we are afraid you might have to submit once again.

      Many thanks for checking with us. Kindly go through the details before submitting.

  4. Promisha Mishra says:

    job holders below 30 are allowed to apply or not ????

  5. Selina says:

    Is it only poem or I can write Gajal as well?

  6. आदर्श मिश्रा says:

    I just submitted my poem through email and i have attached the deposit voucher too with it, how to be confirmed that it reached to you wid the required deatails??? i couldnt receive any email from the team so if possible plz reply at email that fianally it is submitted.

  7. Umesh Dahal says:

    Where will the short-list be published?

  8. kriti says:

    It would be better if we’d receive the confirmation for the poems received and rejection/deselection too via email or any medium. I hope it gets acknowledged.
    Thank you.

  9. prajwal adhikari says:

    what was the result of bhavisyabani poetry compitition?has it published or not?

    • DREAMS says:

      Hi, it has been published in this page here, as well as on our Facebook page. Congratulations Prajwal, your work has been shortlisted as well. A member of our team will contact you soon.

Leave a Reply

Connect with:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CAPTCHA Image

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Related Articles