Join the global ‘Yoga My Pride’ Contest, showcase your yoga skills, inspire others, and win exciting rewards as you celebrate the power of yoga!

Yoga enthusiasts from around the world have the opportunity to showcase their Yogasana skills and join the movement of embracing the pride of yoga. The “Yoga My Pride” Photography Contest, organized by the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy (MoA) and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), aims to raise awareness about yoga and inspire people to actively participate in the observation of International Day of Yoga 2023.

To be a part of this global celebration, participants can visit the MyGov platform of the Government of India and register or log in to their account. Once registered, participants can upload a captivating photo showcasing their Yogasana and add a caption that highlights their creativity and passion for holistic well-being. Don’t miss this opportunity to not only showcase your yoga skills but also inspire others on a global scale!

The contest is open to both national and international participants, offering exciting rewards at different stages. In the first stage, country-specific prizes will be announced by the Indian Mission in each country. These prizes will recognize the outstanding talent and dedication of participants within their respective nations. In the second stage, global prizes will be awarded to winners selected from all participating countries. The global winners will have a chance to win rewards of up to 1 lakh!

The evaluation and judging process will involve shortlisting and final evaluation by a committee constituted by MoA and CCRYN. The Indian Missions in respective countries will finalize three winners in each category, with the winners advancing to the global evaluation coordinated by ICCR. Prominent yoga experts may be involved in the final evaluation to select the winners for each category.

The contest will be open for submissions from June 9th to June 30th, 2023. It is essential for all entries to be received by the deadline to be considered. The shortlisted participants may be contacted by MoA or the concerned Indian Missions for verification of information if necessary.

The contest is divided into six categories, three for females and three for males, including youth (below 18 years), adults (18 years and above), and yoga professionals. Yoga professionals are defined as certified yoga trainers/instructors or individuals with undergraduate or postgraduate degrees in Yoga and/or Naturopathy from recognized institutions.

The prizes for the contest are substantial and motivating. Country-specific prizes, including the first, second, and third prizes, will be announced by the Indian Mission in each respective country. The global prizes, awarded to the top three entries from each country, consist of cash rewards, with the first prize being $1000, the second prize $750, and the third prize $500.

MoA will publish the results through their official channels, including the website and social media handles. Winners will be contacted for further details, and in case of unreachability or non-responsiveness, alternate winners may be selected. Any changes or updates regarding the contest will be communicated through the official channels of MoA, the MyGov platform, and their social media channels.

So, seize this opportunity to participate in the “Yoga My Pride” Contest, showcase your yoga skills, inspire others, and stand a chance to win incredible rewards. Join the global movement of embracing the pride of yoga and contribute to the worldwide celebration of this ancient practice for holistic well-being!

Sourced from High Commission of India in Singapore