Souvenir

Souvenir Announcement:
The Editorial Team of 48th Convention invite original write up in the following categories from OSA members to be published in OSA 2017 annual souvenir Urmi:

Stories
Poems
Essays
Feature Articles
Research Articles
(Research articles on OSA history and Odia life in North America in Early Years are strongly encouraged)


Length of the write up should not be more than one page for poetry, four pages for write-ups in other categories. Only one write up will be considered per person even if multiple articles are received. 



Meghna Memorial award for Creative Writing:  This award is considered in two age groups, 7-12 and 13-18. To participate in Meghna Memorial award, refer to OSA award rules at
http://www.odishasociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/OSA_Award_Guidelines_V08.pdf
for details.



The same information is also reproduced below. Please check.


Mention the age of the child on the write up. Send copies of the articles for Meghna memorial award to Prasanta Kumar Bhuyan (prasantabhunya@gmail.com) who will be coordinating Meghna Memorial Award.


Article Preparation:
English articles should be in word document format. No page numbering is needed.
Odia articles should be typed in Odiphon, Lipikar or using the Google Unicode software at
https://www.google.com/inputtools/try/
(choose the language Oriya).


If you type in any other Odia software, you can convert to unicode using


Please compose your write-up in MS word and send us 1) the original formatted article in your above specific Odia software and 2) the PDF version with information on the software used to create the document.


Make sure to spell check before sending.


Each write up should be accompanied by author’s photograph and full postal address. No other description is required.


For convenience, give your article name as
FirstnameLastname_ArticleTitleShort_OSA2017.doc
Exa: JohnDoe_OdishaTemples_OSA2017.doc


This will help us in sorting and keeping track of articles.


Last date for submission: April 20, 2017. This deadline is Final and no extension will be made. Please prepare your articles early and submit before the deadline.


Timeline of Review: All the articles received will be reviewed between April 20 and May 20, 2017.


Other Information: Articles will be accepted only from OSA members. All articles should be typed and sent to souvenir@odishasociety.org.  

(Note: If you send an article and do not receive acknowledgement within 3 days, please give a call to any member of the editorial team.)


Thank you!


Editorial Team, 48th OSA Convention


Bigyani Das (bigyanidas.osa@gmail.com)
Sikhanda Satapathy (sikhanda@hotmail.com)
Joy Gopal Mohanty (jgmohanty@yahoo.com)
Kanak Hota (kanakhota@yahoo.com)
Prasanta Kumar Bhuyan (prasantabhunya@gmail.com)

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MEGHNA MEMORIAL AWARD FOR CREATIVE WRITING
After the sad demise of Meghna Mahapatra, daughter of Santosh and Lipika Mahapatra, in a tragic road accident on 5th November 2005, members of the Michigan Chapter of the Orissa Society of the Americas have set up the Meghna Memorial Fund, managed by the Meghna Memorial Trust. This was made possible through generous contributions from many people, including Meghna‘s parents. To commemorate Meghna and pay tribute to her creative spirit, it was deemed appropriate to institute the ―Meghna Memorial Award for Creative Writing.


Rules
The Meghna Memorial Award was started in 2007. There are two awards:
  • The Junior Award is for Children of ages between 7 and 12.
  • The Senior Award is for Children of ages between 13 and 18.
The winner in each group will be recognized at the OSA Convention, receive a certificate, a check for $150, and a copy of the Souvenir issue in which his/her article is published.
 
Criteria for Recognition
A panel of judges will look at all the writings by children in the junior and senior age groups will be judged for exceptional creativity and quality of writing. The formats and styles are wide open. Examples are poems, short stories, letters home from a trip, or just the child/youth‘s view of the adult world.


Each contribution should NOT be more than FOUR printed pages. Both Odia and English writings are welcome.
 
Eligibility Requirements
All children of Odia origin residing in North America (USA and Canada) in the age group of 7 to 18 are eligible to participate. The parents or children need NOT be members of OSA at the time of nomination.
 
Nomination Process
Writings can be sent in by children or their parents. All articles submitted to the Souvenir will automatically be considered for the award. Keep your articles ready!
 
These rules and Guidelines can also be found at:
Click Here
 
Author (or Artist) Details
Each write up/ art should be accompanied by
  • Author’s/Artist’s Name and School Grade
  • Author’s/Artist’s Age
  • Author’s Photograph
  • Author’s/Artist’s Hobbies, Passions and Future Goals
  • Parent’s Name(s)
  • Postal address – City, State and Country – State only to be published (for security)
  • e-mail ID (not published – confidential to editors)
  • Phone number (not published – confidential to editors)
 
Last date for submission
April 20, 2017. This date has been finalized in order to allow time for peer review.
This deadline is Final and no extension will be made. Please prepare your articles early and submit before the deadline.
 
Method of Article Submission
All articles should be typed and sent to souvenir@odishasociety.org  by e-mail with Subject line – “Article for Meghna Memorial”. Please send copies of the articles for Meghna memorial award to Prasanta Kumar Bhuyan (prasantabhunya@gmail.com) who will be coordinating Meghna Memorial Award.


Note: If you send an article and do not receive Acknowledgement within 3 days, Please send an e-mail to the Editorial Team below with Your Name and Article Name
 
For more Information please contact the Editorial Team, 48th OSA Convention.

Bigyani Das (bigyanidas.osa@gmail.com)
Sikhanda Satapathy (sikhanda@hotmail.com)
Joy Gopal Mohanty (jgmohanty@yahoo.com)
Kanak Hota (kanakhota@yahoo.com)
Prasanta Kumar Bhuyan (prasantabhunya@gmail.com)