Census is one of the most important tool in a democracy. It is not only a tool that helps the government know the number of citizens living in the country. It is also the measure upon which new policies could be drafted and communities can be uplifted.
In India, the Census is conducted once every 10 years. The 16th Indian Census will be taken in 2021 and will be a challenging one due to the pandemic. With the census being delayed and impacted due to COVID-19, the government is making sure that the feeling remains upbeat. Here is how.
What is MyGov Census Video Blogging Contest?
As part of its engagement activity, the government of India is conducting a video blogging contest. The fundamental idea of this contest is to spread awareness on Census with the help of people’s participation. One of the initiatives is called #UsForCensus, a video crowd-sourcing competition being held by MyGov website.
The Census of India holds the primary responsibility for collecting important statistics and information about the population of the country. With the data, the government is able to further analyse and craft policies that work best for the population as reported in the Census of India.
The data recorded by Census of India is also used by the National and International agencies, scholars, media, business people, industrialists, etc. While participation of people is key to accurate reporting of Census numbers, the government is trying to ensure the mood ahead of Census is as upbeat as the one it would be in a non-pandemic year.
MyGov Census Video Blogging Contest: eligibility criteria, time period and prizes to win
The Census Video Blogging Contest by MyGov website is open for all the citizens residing in India. The participants need to submit a self-made video around the topic ‘Why Census is important’. The contest is open from January 16th, 2021 to January 31st, 2021. There is no prize per se the contest page notes that selected videos will be used on various media platforms of Census India 2021.
MyGov Census Video Blogging Contest: how to participate
The government of India’s engagement platform notes that all the videos should be submitted to the creative corner section of the MyGov website. Those entries submitted through any other medium or mode will neither be entertained nor considered for evaluation. Here is how you can participate:
- Go to the contest link page.
- Click on the Login to Participate option.
- If you are a registered user then Login using your Email ID or Mobile Number.
- Incase of a new user, click on the “Register Now” button and create your account first.
- Once you login, you will be able to submit your video entry.
MyGov Census Video Blogging Contest: terms and conditions
- Both colour and monochrome videos will be accepted.
- The length of a video should not exceed 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
- All entries should be accompanied with brief caption of approximately 120 characters and hashtag #UsForCensus.
- The video should be submitted by registering on the MyGov platform and sharing the video link in the entry submission form.
- The videos shared on social media platforms but not uploaded on the MyGov platform will not be considered an entry to the competition.
- Multiple entries by a person will not be allowed.
- If participants are found to use multiple accounts then they will be disqualified.
- The video entries can be captured using any digital device.
- The participants must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of the video submitted and the video should not have been previously published in any print or digital media.
- The video should not contain any provocative, objectionable or inappropriate content.
- The participants must make sure that their MyGov profile is accurate and updated since the Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner of India would be using this for further communication.
- The accurate information should include details such as name, photo and phone number.
- Entries with incomplete profiles would not be considered.
- On request by the Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner of India, the source video must be made available.
- The Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner of India or MyGov does not accept any liability for the publication of unlawfully reproduced video.
- Computer-generated or computer-altered/morphed video (other than basic system work) will be disqualified.
- The Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner of India or MyGov takes no responsibility for corrupted or late entries.
- The personal information of all the participants will be kept confidential.
- The announcements will reveal only the identities of the winners of the competition, with information such as name, age, gender, category of award and city.