THE PRAMERICA SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARDS

Selecting & Honouring

Applications will be judged keeping the following parameters in mind:

1. Inspiration

  • How did you get involved in this community/ social service activity?
  • Who or what inspired you to get involved? Why did you feel it was important?

2. Impact

  • What did your community service activity accomplish?
  • Who benefited and how?
  • How many people were involved or directly affected?
  • Was there a lasting impact of your activity?

3. Effort and Commitment

  • What was the effort required in conducting this community/ social service activity?
  • Did you have to overcome significant obstacles?
  • What was the most difficult part?
  • Were you involved in this activity for a long stretch, or was it a one-off activity?
  • Will your initiative continue in the future?

4. Personal growth

  • What did you learn from your experience?
  • Did you acquire any new skills?
  • What was the most memorable part of this community/ social service work?
  • What would you tell other young people about your experience?

To reduce/ nullify ambiguity in the screening process, all the individual/ group entries will be ranked on a total of 100 points. The selection will be on the basis of the written application form, followed by an interview round of the 16 individual and 3 group finalists. An eminent jury panel will conduct the interviews in Delhi.



Honouring Individual category applicants

From all the applications received, 46 students will be shortlisted for formal recognition.

  • Out of the 46, the top 16 (8 from each category) will be presented with Certificates of Achievement and beautifully engraved Silver Medallions
  • These individual finalists will also be invited for a gala felicitation event in Delhi accompanied by a parent/ guardian and their school principal/ teacher
  • The 30 runner-ups (15 from each category) will receive Certificates of Merit and beautifully engraved Bronze Medallions
  • An eminent jury panel will interview the 16 finalists and select 2 from among them as the National winners.
  • Both National Honourees will receive Certificates of Excellence, beautifully engraved Gold Medallions, a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 each and a fabulous all-expenses paid return trip to Washington, D.C. in May 2018. Trophies will be presented to their school principals.


Honouring Group category applicants

From all the applications received, 10 groups will be shortlisted for formal recognition.

  • The top 3 teams will be presented with Certificates of Achievement and beautifully engraved Silver Medallions
  • All the group members will also be invited for a gala felicitation event in Delhi accompanied by their school principal/ group teacher or a parent representative
  • The 7 runner-up teams will receive Certificates of Merit and beautifully engraved Bronze Medallions
  • An eminent jury panel will interview the 3 group finalists and select 1 from among them as the National winner.
  • All the students who are a part of this group will receive Certificates of Excellence, beautifully engraved Gold Medallions and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 each to be shared amongst the team. A trophy will be presented to their school principal.