MMF anniversary competitions 2021

The Manaloni Manishi Foundation (MMF) is excited to mark a milestone as we approach the fifth year after its inception. With all your support, we have made inroads on several initiatives that improved (are improving) the lives of people and brought them happiness. To celebrate our progress, success, and to spread our mission to a much larger audience, we are conducting a drawing and essay competitions for various age groups beginning kids through adults. This is a free event and there is no entry fee to participate. The idea is to make our fifth anniversary a memorable one and in the process we hope to draw more people to helping others in need.

Please register yourself and others in your household that might be willing to participate in these competitions. The registration will help us know who the participants are so we can plan for the administrative work. Please use the Google form below to register for the event.

There are two deadlines:

  • Registration deadline (fill the above Google form and press submit): July 31, 2021 (local time)
  • Submission deadline (send us your drawings/essays): Aug 31, 2021 (local time)

Drawing competition

Theme: ‘Farming’

 Ages 5 – 8 years:
  • Suggested elements to include, but not limited to:
    • Green fields, plough, hut, sun, trees, etc.
 Ages 9 – 12 years:
  • Suggested elements to include, but not limited to:
    • Farmers, green fields, ox, cows, bullock cart, plough, hut, trees, water well, etc.
Ages 13 – 16 years:
  • Suggested elements to include, but not limited to:
    • Farmers, paddy fields, ox, cows, bullock cart, plough, hut, tractors, harvesters, etc.
Ages 17 and above:
  • Portray the current state of farming in India or the country of your residence

Essay writing competition topics

Ages 9 – 12 years:
  • Describe your ideas in protecting our planet.
Ages 13 – 16 years:
  • Is technology changing us for better or for worse?

Ages 17 – 21 years:
  • How can people be encouraged to make healthy lifestyle choices?

Ages 22 and above:
  • What activities of the MMF inspired you the most and why?

Rules for participation in the competitions

General Rules

  • Please read these rules thoroughly. Submissions that do not follow these rules will not be considered for the competition.
  • Topic: Participants must pick a topic from their age category.
  • Identification: Please clearly indicate the participant’s name, age, and email address on each submission. The email address must match with the one that is used in registering for the event. This will help us identify who the participant is. In the email where all material is submitted, please include the following:
    • Full names of all participants in the household
    • Phone number
    • Home address
  • Communications: All communications regarding the competition will be sent to the email address you provide, so please include a valid working email address. Also, prizes/certificates will be delivered to the home address specified in your submission email, so please make sure it is accurate.
  • Deadline: All artwork and essays must be turned in by August 31, 2021, 11:59 pm local time. Entries received thereafter will be invalid and not considered.
  • File names: To help us organize and manage the significant number of submissions we receive, we require that the filenames should indicate the participant’s name and the event name. Please use the following guideline:
    • Name of the file must be ‘’. For example, a drawing submission for Mr. Virat Kohli would be titled ‘ViratKohli.jpg’.
  • Number of submissions: Each participant can submit only one entry per category (i.e., one drawing entry and/or one essay writing entry). Multiple submissions per category will not be accepted. For e.g., a participant can submit an entry each for drawing and essay writing categories. But we will not accept multiple drawing or essay writing submissions per participant. If multiple submissions are made per category, the MMF reserves the right to pick and choose a submission for judging. So, please make sure you have the correct and final version turned in.
  • Submissions: All submissions must be emailed as attachments to events@ Please send your submissions using the email address with which you registered for the event in the Google form we sent. Submissions received from unregistered email addresses will be discarded.
  • Winners: The winners will be announced during the MMF annual day celebrations.
  • Queries: Please reach us at events@ with queries or questions.
  • Note 1: We will be sending periodic newsletters and updates regarding MMF activities. Registration for this competition will mean that you are also agreeing to receive the quarterly newsletter. We do not intend to spam your Inboxes with unwanted email. You will have an option to unsubscribe in the newsletter you will receive. Please click unsubscribe if you do not wish to receive communications from us, and we will do our best to remove you from subsequent email communications. 
  • Note 2: The MMF reserves the right to use your submissions as a means to promote our mission and activities. If we choose to do so, we will give credit to the artist/author. Also, we will let you know via the email address you provided that we intend to use it.

Rules specific to the drawing competition

  • Original work: All painting/artwork must be an original creation and cannot reuse previous or other copyrighted work. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
  • Methods: Participants are free to choose their preferred methods for the artwork creation (e.g., pencil, water colors, markers, sketch pens, paint, etc.)
  • Upload: Each participant must upload two clear pictures of their artwork
    •  One photo after partial completion (half-way) of the artwork
    • One photo after fully completing the artwork
    • Failure to submit both the pictures will make the entries invalid
  • Submission format: All artwork must be scanned or photographed in high resolution and saved as an image. The following submission formats are acceptable: JPEG, JPG, or PNG. 

Rules specific to the essay writing competition

  • Original work: All essays submitted must be an original creation and participants cannot reuse previous or other copyrighted work. Plagiarism is not acceptable,
    • Child participants can seek assistance from elders or teachers for reviewing their essay, but the ideas, content and style of the actual essay must come from the participant alone.
    • If you must include sentences or phrases in your submission, they must be included in double quotes and a reference to the original author. For e.g., “It is not how much we give but how much love we put into giving” – Mother Teresa
  • Structure: Essay must comprise of the following sections: Introduction, body, and conclusion
  • Length: Essays should be at least 1000 words and no longer than 1500 words.
  • Submission format: The following submission formats are acceptable: .PDF, .doc, .docx, scanned JPG or PNG (handwritten submissions must be clear and legible)