World Red Cross Day is observed on 8th of May every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of the Red Cross, Henry Dunant. The theme for celebrations this year is “Everywhere for everyone”.

The Indian Red Cross Society, together with the ICRC and the IFRC, is organizing online essay, photography and painting competitions among Junior Red Cross members, Youth Red Cross members and others. The entries shall be judged by a panel of judges and the winners from each category may be invited to come to Delhi and collect their certificate/prize.

RC DAY POSTER - ESSAYEssay competition

Topic – Volunteerism as a force for positive change in human behavior (max 500 words)
Entries should be mailed to:
Open to all Indian nationals.


Photography competition RC DAY POSTER - PAINTING

Topic -Volunteerism: Everywhere for Everyone
Entries should be mailed to:
Open to all Indian nationals.
Entries from professional photographers shall not be considered


Painting competition

Topic – Volunteerism: Everywhere for Everyone
Entries should be scanned and submitted via mail to the following address:

RC DAY POSTER - PHOTOGRAPHEntries shall be placed in two categories of school children – up to class 8 for Junior, and up to class 12 for Youth. Organisers may check the credentials of the students.

Last date for receipt of all entrees: 21 April, 2016
Declaration of result: 1st May, 2016
Tentative date for prize distribution: 8th May, 2016


Following may also be noted by the contestants:

a. Only top three entries shall receive prize/certificate.
b. There is no entry fee.
c. Employees and family members of the Red Cross Movement are not eligible to participate.
d. Language: English
e. All entries shall become Red Cross property.
f. Only one entry per contestant is permitted.
g. Decision of the jury shall be final.

All the contestants are supposed to send the entries directly through email to the IRCS National Headquarters on the designated email ids.

For more details: World Red Cross Day 2016