GCKA Pookkalam Competition

Posted on Mon, 21 Aug 2017 23:06:22 -0400

Date      :   September 16, 2017 @ 10:45 AM to 12:45 PM EST

Venue   :    Apex Friendship High School

Address :    7801 Humie Olive Rd, Apex, NC 27502


Rules & Regulations:


1. The Pookkalam should have a circular geometric pattern with measurement not exceeding 4 feet in diameter.

2. Teams should use 80% fresh flowers and leaves to make the Pookkalam. Teams can use non-staining and safe colors. Colors of the flowers should not be enhanced using the artificial colors.

3. The teams shall consist of 5 to 7 members (5 minimum and 7 maximum).

4. The time allotted for designing the Pookkalam is 1.5 hours (from 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM)

5. Pookalam can be decorated with traditional decorations like the Nilavillaku (unlighted), Nirapara or Onathappan.

6. The allotted space should be clean and free of other materials/mess before judging at 12:20 PM.

7. Please be ready to answer any questions the judges might have about your decorations and materials used.

8. The contest is open only to current active GCKA members.

9. Due to space constraints only 5 teams can participate in this competition. Registration closes when 5 teams register.

10. GCKA BOD reserves the right to cancel this competition if the need arises.


Judging Criteria: Total 100 points 


- Theme - 30 points 

- Design & materials used - 30 points 

- Overall Visual Appeal & Presentation - 40 points 

- The Judging Committee’s decision will be final 


To register your team, please send email to culturals@gcka.com before September 9th.  Include the Team Name and GCKA Membership ID of all the team members.