convenience, the rules and regulations of the contest were classified
under six distinct heads, which are as follows:
The project will commence on June 1, 2002; with interactive
briefing at our Web Page www.infitt.org/ti2002/valaikalam
- The last date for the submission of the
completed project is September 21, 2002, 11:59 PM PST
- The results will be announced on
September 29, 2002, in an award ceremony
to be held at the Tamil Internet 2002.
Valaikkalam competition is open to any school kids with a
Tamil heritage and to Tamil schools around the world. Kids
up to grade X11 (or equivalent) qualify as school kids.
team is to be represented by one student representative and
a minimum of one and maximum of two adult guides - henceforth
called a Project Leader and/or a Mentor respectively.
team size is not to exceed 30 students and 2 mentors
Students could participate in either of the two categories:
Category: All the team members are required to be
from the same school. The Project Leader/ Mentor, too,
has to be a teacher from the same school.
Category: Members could be from different schools
and classes (the upper limit being Grade XII), from
different cites. The Project leader/ Mentor could be
a teacher from any school, a parent or any other adult.
school could have any number of teams participating in the
student cannot be a member of more than one team.
entry would be judged only in the category in which it is
entry has to be Tamil related. 'Tamil Related' being defined
as the contents being predominantly in Tamil OR about Tamil
and Tamil related subjects.
are to be submitted by using the form
The last date for submitting the entries is
Evaluation of Entries
team of eminent Tamil from various walks of life, known for
their eclectic experience and insight, will review all the
entries. The management of 'Valaikkalam' by Kids will select
this team of judges.
decisions of the judges are final and binding.
The results will be announced on September 29,
2002, in an award ceremony to be held at the
Tamil Internet 2002 Conference.
winning as well as other meritorious projects will be brought
together in the form of one site, www.infitt.org/ti2002/valaikalam
decision of 'Valaikkalam' and that of the judges, on all matters
relating to the competition, is final and binding on team
members, their project leaders/ mentors, parents, teachers
and schools. No correspondence will be entertained in this
holds exclusive ownership and copyright to all material submitted
and may use the same for any purposes whatsoever, including
but not restricted to www.infitt.org/ti2002/valaikalam
shall be given to individual teams only in cases deemed suitable
by the Board members of INFITT.
also reserves the right to distribute the entries, with or
without modifications in them, to third parties.
reserves the right to modify, extend and/or improve the entries
received to make it appropriate for public display.
of copyrighted material is prohibited. In cases where the
participants feel the need of using such material, they are
required to seek the necessary permission for the use of that
copyrighted material. At the same time it is emphasized that
all entries should be original and should not include text,
pictures, images, sound and data created by other individual
or group of individuals.
'Valaikkalam' management reserves the right to disqualify
an entry if it thinks that the entry does not comply with
any of the following:
of incomplete registration and other necessities.
access to other participant's templates
of copyright material in the project
of help aids e.g. email facility, bulletin boards, chat
of entries in any form other than that asked for
of the rules of the competition
Web Page by Kids is the exclusive property of INFITT.
Board of Directors and Committee members and 'Valaikkalam'
organizers and their Family members are not eligible to participate
in the competition.
'Valaikkalam' competition is open only to Tamil Students from
schools and Tamil children residing around the world.
jurisdiction for any matter relating to the 'Valaikkalam'
Competition shall be with a competent court of International