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My Life My Yoga” Video Blogging Competition

Rules and Guidelines for Contestants

The Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, and Indian Council of Cultural Relations, are organising a video blogging competition My Life – My Yoga, to inspire people to prepare for and become active participants in the observation of IDY 2020 and to encourage people to practice Yoga at their homes. The competition will support participation via the social media platforms of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The guidelines for participation are as follows:

1. All are welcome to participate. All entries must be in digital video of not more than 3 minutes (2:20 minutes as per Twitter guidelines) focusing on the theme “My Life My Yoga” or “Jeevan Yoga”.

2. The video has to be uploaded either on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter handle of the contestant and linked to the Facebook page of the Ministry of AYUSH ( and Facebook page of the High Commission of India in Singapore (

3. For Facebook you can upload the video on your Facebook page and tag the Ministry of AYUSH (@ministryofayush) in the description or you can can post the video on Facebook page of Ministry of AYUSH . For Instagram upload the video as an IGTV video page and tag Ministry of AYUSH (@ministryofayush) in the description. For Twitter please upload the video and tag Ministry of AYUSH (@moayush) in the description.

The Facebook post or Instagram profile of the contestant should be made public in order to participate in the contest.

4. Please use the hashtag #MyLifeMyYogaSINGAPORE followed by category hashtag as per table below Eg. #MyLifeMyYogaSINGAPORE #FemaleAdult

Female categories

Category Hashtag

Youth (below 18 years)


Adult (18 years and above)


Yoga professionals


Male categories

Category Hashtag

Youth (below 18 years)


Adult (18 years and above)


Yoga professionals


5. Contestants are required to like and follow the Facebook page or follow the Instagram/Twitter account of Ministry of Ayush

6. It is recommeded to share the post with maximum number of people and get maximum number of likes

7. Deadline for entries is 11:50 PM IST on June 15, 2020. Winners will be contacted by 21 June, 2020. Stay tuned on Yoga portal ( for further details related to communication and receiving of awards.

8. The shortlisted entries will be announced and tagged on the respective social media platform where the video was uploaded.

9. Guidelines on video content: Please do not disclose your personal identity within the video created (name, caste, country etc.). Please make the video in landscape orientation. Please use the video duration judiciously to include the video of 3 Yogic practices (kriya, asana, pranayama, bandha or mudra) and a short video message/ description on how the said Yogic practices influenced your life.

10. Apart from the Singapore prizes (first, second and third in each of the six categories) Global Prizes will be selected from winners of all the countries. Winners will be selected from the short list by a Jury consisting of prominent Yoga experts.

11. Your personal information 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. Consent of participants for use of their videos by the Ministry of AYUSH for any promotional activities in future, is inherent and included in their act of submission of their entries in this competition.

12. Visuals/ words which are erroneous and misleading, and which may provoke communal, obscurantist, anti-scientific and anti-national attitudes will make the entry liable to be disqualified. The person/ persons in the video should be adequately clothed. The display of obscene acts and exposures that deem to be indecent will be disqualified. Any attempt made to influence any jury member or any false declaration of age would lead to disqualification. The decisions of the Screening Committee and the Jury shall be final and binding on all participants. The Jury may seek clarifications on any aspect (including age) of an entry from the participant, and if the same is not furnished within the given time, the entry could be disqualified.