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2017 GATS Deepavali Celebration - Program Entry

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GATS Deepavali cultural event theme for this year is “தமிழால் இணைவோம், தமிழ்போல் உயர்வோம்!”



Help us celebrate the 2017 Deepavali with a blast by presenting your song/dance based on this year's theme,  தமிழால் இணைவோம், தமிழ்போல் உயர்வோம்!”. This year, we are again looking for exciting program entries for the FINAL big celebration of GATS in 2017. 

If you have an idea for a performance, please take a moment to register your entry! GATS committee will review and help you in your efforts in making this a great memorable event.

To register, please read the guidelines below and  click the "Register your Program Entry" button at the bottom of this page. 

**Deadline to register is October 15th 2017**

If we get enough registrations for the time slot, we will close the registrations early. 

Deepavali Program date: Sunday, November 12, 2017

Performance Guidelines

  1. Each participating entry should have a minimum of 6 participants.

  2. Entries will be accepted on first come, first serve basis and will be subjected to balancing of variety between dance, music and skits.

  3. Participants cannot participate in more than one cultural event.

  4. After registration, coordinators will be receiving an email confirmation, once their entry is confirmed.

  5. All music for cultural program should be in Tamil only. Non-Tamil words or song bits shouldn’t be added in song selection, and failure to do so will void the cultural entry.

  6. All music files, video files, presentation files, emcee info, participant list, skit and drama dialogues for your entry should be provided to GATS by October 27, 2017.

  7. Costumes (photo/video), dance movements (video) and concepts (Text/email) for dance entries should be submitted to the GATS for preview latest by Nov 4 2017 in the specified format ( See in brackets).

  8. If GATS Cultural Committee needs to review an entry in person, location and time details will be provided by GATS for in person preview. No-show for in person preview will void your entry.

  9. All entries should adhere to our Tamil culture and GATS Media policy.

  10. The maximum time allowed per dance program will be 3 minutes.

  11. The maximum time allowed per music program will be 3 minutes.

  12. The maximum time allowed for Medley (dance or music)  will be 5 minutes.

  13. Repetition of a song in medley is allowed only for the first two entries. In the case of the third entry, coordinators of the later submission must change the song.

  14. Repetitions of Full songs will not be allowed. In the case of such situation, the coordinator of the later submission must change the song.

  15. The maximum time allowed per skit/drama will be 10 minutes. Dialogues should be pre-recorded and submitted by Oct 27, 2017.

  16. Program coordinators are responsible for giving the participant’s current membership information, collecting non-members fee and signed waiver forms from all participants/parents. To be submitted to GATS latest Oct 27, 2017.

  17. All participants must be present at the venue by 1 p.m. Slots will be announced on the day of the event at the venue. If you miss your slot, your entry will be moved to the end depending on time availability.

  18. For adult entries, only the participant will be allowed to access the backstage prior to their slot.

  19. For kid entries, only program coordinator and one additional helping adult will be allowed to access the backstage.

  20. GATS Cultural Committee reserves the right to make the final decision on all program entries.



November 12th, 2017 2:00 PM   through   9:00 PM
Central Gwinnett High School
564 W Crogan St,
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
United States
Home: 678 757 GATS

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