FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) – SHAROD UTSAV SAMMAN

1. What is SHAROD UTSAV SAMMAN ?

Sharod Utsav Samman is prestigious Award Ceremony for Durgapuja Organizers & brainchild of EVENTEX, an event management company based in Bangalore with pan India operations.

Sharod Utsav Samman was born with one overarching thought—to encourage Durga puja committees to excel in the organisation of Pujas, by awarding the best performers. Sharod Utsav Samman is thus a celebration of excellence.

We divide pujas into various categories based on the budget and further award excellence in various subcategories, like Best Pratima, Best Venue, Best Puja Publicity etc. and even for eco-friendly practices.

Our jury comprises of eminent women and men from various walks of life.

We started on a modest scale in Bangalore in 2018, in 2019 Sharod Utsav Samman became the premier award programme in Bangalore, in 2020 Sharod Utsav Samman became Digital Sensation through Virtual Award Ceremony & in 2021 Sharod Utsav Samman widened it's horizon with Pujo Parikrama to cover major Durgapuja @ Kolkata which became super hit & SUS became a Global Award Ceremony Property & received participation from all over India, UK & Ireland.  

This year we intend to raise the bar of Sharod Utsav Samman to become Destination Award Ceremony @ a premium resort in Bangalore and we offer you a chance to exhibit your excellence on the global stage. The celebration simply getting bigger & better every year.

Sharod Utsav Samman is now a truely global celebration of excellence.

2. Why Nominate ?

  • Gain recognition and celebrate your team's hard work & achievements

  • Boost your organizing team's morale and encourage further innovation

  • Share your insight into best practice and learn from fellow organizers

  • Enhance your profile and promote your Durgapuja across the globe

  • Improve your visibility through PR, News Sites and Social Media.

3. Who can Participate in this award ceremony ?

All Baroari (Sarbojonin) & Barir Durgapuja Organizer from India & Abroad

4. What are the main categories & sub categories ?

A. BAROARI PUJO – PUBLIC FUNDED (Sarbojonin Pujo)

(Categories as per Durgapuja budget – Variable City Wise)

  1. Grand

  2. Large

  3. Medium

  4. Small

Sub-categories

  1. Best Protima

  2. Best Venue

  3. Best Theme

  4. Best Crowd Management

  5. Best Cultural Representation

  6. Best Dhunuchi Naach

  7. Best Safety Measures

  8. Best Pujo Rituals Management

  9. Best Pujo Publicity – Online & Offline

B. BARIR PUJO – SELF FUNDED

(Categories as per year of establishment)

  1. 51 Years +

  2. 11 – 50 Years

  3. Up to 10 Years

Sub-categories

  1. Best Protima

  2. Best Devi Baran

  3. Best Sandhi Pujo

  4. Best Bisharjan

  5. Best Kola Bou Snan & Pran Pratistha

  6. Best Alpana & Chal Chitra

  7. Best Cultural Representation

  8. Best Uniqueness of the Pujo

  9. Best Dress code: Family + Female + Male

5. Is there any registration fees ?

   

    Yes - This Fee is only for nomination registration purpose (Non refundable)

A. Baroari Puja / Sarbojonin - (Indian Durgapuja)– Rs.2000/-

B. Barir Puja – (Indian Durgapuja) - Rs.1000/-

C. International Durgapuja (Outside India) Rs.2000/- - Winners will receive Digital Certificate only. Physical Trophy can be couriered to Indian Address only.

Note: Please buy seperate ticket for Award Ceremony Event, Gala Dinner, Resort stay etc as per available packages.

6. How many maximum sub-categories can be nominated by any Durgapuja ?

Maximum 3 Sub Categories can be nominated by any Durgapuja.

7. How to make the payment for Nomination ?

  1. Indian Durgapuja – Payment through – Bank online transfer / G-Pay / Paytm

  2. International Durgapuja Payment through PayPal only

(Payment details are mentioned in the respective online form)

Note: In the Payment description – you need to mention Organizer Name, City & Mobile number* For example – ABC Durgapuja Association, Kolkata, 9742332211

8. When to make the payment for nomination / registration ?

Full payment should be done at the time of Form Submission & you need to send the confirmation payment details / screenshot through whatsapp +91-9742332211 or email to anup@eventex.in Last date for registration / Nomination / Payment 5th October 2022, 11.59 PM (As per respective country's standard time) 

9. What winners will receive ?

A. Physical Commemorative Trophy – Indian Winners

(Digital Certificate for International Winners)

B. Certificate of Excellence

C. Digital Promotions

D. A Special Feature on the Website / Newsletter

E. A Special Feature on Official Facebook Page

F. Get a chance to Exhibit your Excellence on the Global Stage

10. Is there any cash reward for the winners ?

No

11. What are the documents to be submitted in support of nomination ?

A.  Live Video Showcase during Durgapuja through ZOOM Video call (Time Slot & Link will be communicated during Durgapuja - Panchomi to Nobomi)

B.  Recorded Video of Durgapuja (Max 2-3 Min for each nominated Sub Category – HD (720P) or Full HD (1080P) Format should be submitted through Google Drive or Email

C.  High Quality Photography – 10 Images for each nominated Sub Category should be submitted through Google Drive or Email

D.  One-page write up about your Durgapuja along with Core Committee members name.

(Organizers have full right to publish any of the above documents, Photo & Video in any format on Digital, Print & Social Media)

12. Any members will visit Durgapuja Pandal to check ?

This is optional & at the discretion of Jury Members / Organizers

13. How the Award Ceremony will Happen ?

Award ceremony will happen on 22 October 2022, Saturday Evening @ Ramee Guestline Resort, Bangalore which will be webcasted through Website, Facebook & YouTube. The Technical details will be shared well in advance to all the nominees. 

14. When the Winners Name will be Published ?

Winners details will be published by 23rd October 2022 on official Website & Facebook page.

15. How will I get the Trophy / Award ?

Winner’s Trophy & Certificate will be couriered to your official address after the Award Ceremony

16. Important Dates to remember : -

A. Last date for Registration / Nomination - 5th October 2022, 11.59 PM

B. Last date for submitting supportive documents (Photo, Video & Write up) - 5th October 2022, 11.59 PM

C. Live Durgapuja Darshan through ZOOM video call (1st-4th October 2022) - Time slot & link will be provided during Durgapuja

D. Award Ceremony Event : 22nd October 2022 @ Ramee Guestline Resort, Bangalore

18. What are the different packages for attending the event : -

A. Gold Package (Highly recommended) : -

a. 1N 2D (Check in 22.10.22 & Check out : 23.10.22) Stay @ Ramee Guestline Resort, Bangalore - Twin Sharing Basis - Resort Website :  https://www.rameehotels.com/ramee-guestline-hotel-bangalore/

b. High Tea with Snacks

c. Gala Dinner

d. Breakfast

e. After Party (Beverage charges extra)

f. Entry to Award Ceremony

g. Sports Tournament

h. Resort Facilities

Early Bird offer Rs.2500/- per person (For Limited # of Rooms)

Thereafter Rs.3500/- per person

B. Silver Package : -

a. Entry to Award Ceremony

b. Gala Dinner

 

Early Bird offer Rs.1000/- per person (For Limited # of Seats)

Thereafter Rs.1500/- per person

All payments to be done through Gpay / PayTM 

19. Terms & Conditions : -

a. Jury Members decision will be the final and shall be accepted by all nominees. Organizers reserves all the rights for Sharod Utsav Samman Award Ceremony & it’s content.

b. Organizers & Hotel management has the full right for Room allocation.

c. For single occupancy rooms charges will be applicable for 2 person.

d. Children Policy : 

    Upto 5 Years : Nil Charges - will be accomodated with 2 fully paid adults 

    5-10 Years : 50% Charges - will be accomodated with 2 fully paid adults

    10+ Years : 100% Charges as adult

e. Booking cancellation : As this is special event package price so booking once confirmed can't be cancelled.

f. Resort / Hotel terms & conditions apply for all guests.

g. All payments are non-refundable.

20. Contact details : -

Email: anup@eventex.in

Mobile: +91 - 9742 33 22 11, +91 - 9742 33 11 00

WhatsApp: https://wa.me/919742332211

Website: https://www.sharodutsavsamman.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/durgapujaaward

Official Hashtag: #durgapujaaward

21. Terms & Conditions* apply

* Refer Terms & Conditions documents.