WELCOME TO THE MY SCHOOL IS BEST CONTEST


A NEVER BEFORE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW WHAT SCHOOLS & CHILDREN CAN DO TO MAKE THEIR CAMPUS AND, BY EXTENSION, THEIR NEIGBOURHOOD AND THEIR CITY, SAFE, GREEN AND CLEAN

‘My School is Best’ is about making campuses and children the catalysts for change towards a safe, clean and green space - starting with their own campuses, their neighbourhood and finally their city.

Thus, for the first time ever, educational institutions get an opportunity to play a proactive role in citizenship and community development. Over a period of time the engagement will be extended to corporates and civic bodies, so schools will thus become an integral part of the whole eco-system of change makers.

It is basically a community engagement contest through which schools can showcase their student activities and ideas towards a clean, green and safe campus/city. It is a community initiative contest that culminates in a grand finale and involves prominent citizens from across diverse fields.

Any educational institution can participate in the My School is Best contest by signing up as part of the Hoopsters Campus A+ and getting involved in the following ways:

  • Campus Activities:

    Schools can initiate activities in the campus towards creating a green, clean and safe campus

    Suggested activities here:

    • Safety posters in classrooms and corridors
    • Innovatively designed garbage cans around the schools
    • Safety signboards put up in school bus stands
    • Posters on cleanliness in toilets and cafeteria
    • Plant trees around the school
    • These can be extended to the immediate neigbourhood
    • Points will be allocated for each idea implemented the involvement

  • Ideas and solutions:

    Suggestion of original and innovative ideas or technology solutions towards creating a safe, green and clean city. Any idea, small or big can be shared, provided they are original. They can be related to common city woes such as garbage, pollution, traffic or crimes. For example, creative ideas for garbage segregation, conservation of water, preserving the flora and fauna of the city etc., are all welcome.

  • Creative mediums:

    Students can also share original films made by them, art works, photographs and literary works in the form of poetry or short stories all focused on the theme of ‘My Dream City’.

Once Hoopsters announces the official launch of the contest through a formal announcement, interested schools can sign up as members of Hoopsters Campus A+.

The schools can then start sharing their campus initiatives and other entries by their students on the Hoopster website. Ideas and solutions can be emailed in privacy to Hoopsters and we will ensure confidentiality of the ideas received. A special panel of judges will evaluate the ideas and the winners will be announced later.

Evaluation of the entries for the My School is Best contest will happen at many levels:

  • Monthly – Intra-School
    • ‘The Best Classroom for the Most Innovative Execution in areas of Safety, Cleanliness and Environment’
    • Best ideas on making the city a Safe, Clean & Green
    • Best films, photographs/art/literary works by students on the theme of ‘My Dream City’

  • Quarterly/Half yearly - Inter school

    Winning entries from each school in the monthly contest will compete against other schools for the titles of : ‘The Best school for Innovative Implementation of Safe, Clean and Green zones’, ‘Schools with best ideas on making the City a Safe, Clean & Green’, School with best films, photographs/art/literary works by students on the theme of ‘My Dream City’

  • Annual – Grand Finale

    Selected entries from the winners in the half yearly contest will be shortlisted as the Top Three Schools for ‘Innovative Implementation of Safe, Clean and Green zones’, ‘Best ideas on making the City a Safe, Clean & Green’, and ‘Best films, photographs/art/literary works by students on the theme of ‘My Dream City’. These will be honoured at a gala ceremony of the grand finale that will be announced by Hoopsters.

Hoopsters has partnered with prominent citizens and celebrities from diverse fields who will be actively involved with the 'My School is Best' Contest and will be part of the panel of judges.

‘My School is Best’ is about making campuses and children the catalysts for change in the city. So efforts will be taken to submit the top winning entries to the relevant decision makers and authorities and work towards actually implementing the ideas mooted by the schools and their students. Thus, for the first time ever, educational institutions get an opportunity to play a proactive role in citizenship and community development. Over a period of time the engagement will be extended to corporates and civic bodies, so schools will thus become an integral part of the whole eco-system of change makers.

Enter the Contest!!