Reel Making Competition

Bharat Pravah - an Institute for Governance, Policies and Politics, New Delhi’s initiative, in collaboration with the Ministry of Shipping, Ports and Waterways, is organising a Reel Making Competition to motivate youth of the country towards thinking about rivers and sea's role in India's development and building this great civilization.

Rivers and seas have been the reservoir of our cultural heritage and the lifeline for our prosperity since times immemorial, but the impression of seas, rivers, ports, ships and their role in day-to-day life is underestimated and neglected. This is an effort to revive the lost glory of India's rich socio-cultural tradition inspired by rivers and seas. Bharat Pravah aims to bring forth the significance of seas, rivers, ports and shipping to the social psyche of the people. It intends to highlight forgotten aspects of rivers and seas in culture, history, folk arts and any other prevalent form of knowledge.


Bharat Pravah is organizing reel making competition in Mangalore. The competition aims to give an opportunity to the participants to use their creative lens on the following themes:

  1. Ships and Boats
  2. Life of Seafarers
  3. Communities at Riverbanks and Seashores
  4. Mangalore’s Culture, Dance and Music
  5. Seas and Rivers in Popular Culture


Last date of submission: 7th July 2023


Winners will be awarded a cash prize of Rs. 25,000 (1st prize), 15,000 (2nd prize) and 10,000 (3rd prize) respectively.

*All registered participants will get an opportunity to visit a commercial and naval vessel at the New Mangalore Port.*


  • All graduate students in Karnataka.

  • The contest is open for online submissions only, through the link available on Bharat Pravah website.

  • The duration of the reels should be minimum of 30 seconds and should not exceed 60 seconds.

  • The minimum duration should be 30 seconds.

  • Individual, as well as team entries (not more than 2 people), are allowed.

  • As per Reel format, the video should be made vertically and not horizontally.

  • Judging criteria will be on the relevance to the theme & creativity.

  • Ensure that all content in your reel (including footage, music, images, props, etc.) is your own. If you include any copyrighted or trademarked content, you must be able to provide written permission for its use. Entries containing any unauthorized content will be disqualified.

  • Bharat Pravah reserves the right to copy or use the material submitted by the participants in any form, online or offline, for promotional and archival purposes.

For any clarification, please email at with subject line – Mangalore Reel Making Competition.

Competition Details

Last Date of Submission:
7th July 2023
Online Mode
All graduate students in Karnataka
1st Prize: 25,000/-
2nd Prize: 15,000/-
3rd Prize: 10,000/-
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