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KANJ Got Talent - Rules and Guidelines


To enter the  KANJ Got Talent  competition, participants must agree to be bound by the following rules and indicate acceptance while completing their registration.

  1. KANJ reserves the right to solely determine eligibility for the reasons stated herein or on any other reasonable basis.

  2. KANJ reserves the right to make alterations to the rules at any time and participants must agree to abide by the most recent version of the rules.

  3. KANJ volunteers and judges reserve the right to disqualify a participant from an event for improper conduct and behavior.

  4. By entering into any of the competitions, it is agreed that participants will not hold KANJ  or its volunteers responsible for injuries sustained or illnesses contracted while in attendance and/or participating. KANJ and the hosting facility are not responsible for personal injury or property loss or damage to either contestant or spectators.

  5. The parents or guardians agree that they will be accompanying the children all the time. KANJ will not be responsible for supervising participants or non-participating  kids.

  6. KANJ reserves the right to take videos and pictures of the participants and competition and publish it to social media platforms or on KANJ  websites. The participants must write an email to before the registration deadline, if they wish to exclude their pictures from being published.

  7. KANJ reserves the right to publish poetries, essays, stories, paintings and drawings submitted in the competitions on the KANJ websites or other media and communications channels.

  8. KANJ is not responsible for any claims of copyright violations.

  9. Organizers reserve the right to cancel a whole event or a specific category within the event in case of any technical reasons without explanation. An event may be canceled  if there are less than 3 participants for that event-category. Organizers may change the sequence of events or stages on the event day.


General Rules:

  1. KANJ will host several competitions under the “KANJ Got Talent” banner for the following category.

    • Category 1 – 1st grade to 3rd grade

    • Category 2 – 4th grade to 6th grade

    • Category 3 – 7th grade to 9th grade

    • Category 4 – 10th grade to 12th grade

  2. There is no gender based separation for events. All the events are gender Neutral and the participants will compete  together irrespective of gender.

  3. The events will be held on March 16th, 2024 at Maxson Middle School . 920 E 7th St, Plainfield, NJ 07062.

  4. Participants should be of Kerala origin residing in North America belonging to the tristate regions where at least one of the parents is of Malayalee origin.

  5. Participants MUST submit the online registration through . Walk in registrations are NOT allowed.

  6. Participants should bring their own supplies (dance costumes, watercolor, pencil, pen, etc.) required for their events. The organizers will provide the paper for written competitions, painting and pencil sketching. Participants are not allowed to use their own paper.

  7. Participants should report at least 30 minutes before the beginning of the event at the stage/venue. Participants who arrive after the conclusion of their event will not be allowed to participate and their registration for that event will be deemed canceled and the registration fees will not be reimbursed. The participant may still participate in other events for which they have registered provided they show up on time.

  8. The judge's decision will be final and will not be changed.

  9. Participants shall not receive any communication from the organizers if they fail to report at the venue on time.


Competition Rules:

  1. Competitions will be conducted based on the following categories:

    1. Category 1 – 1st grade to 3rd grade

    2. Category 2 – 4th grade to 6th grade

    3. Category 3 – 7th grade to 9th grade

    4. Category 4 – 10th grade to 12th grade.

  2. For administrative purposes, categories are determined based on the grade/class in which the participant is currently studying.

  3. For Group category,  There should be a minimum of  three participants and maximum of 10.  The category of the group event is determined by the oldest participant's grade category. So for eg:- if there are 5 children in Cat 1 and  2 children in Cat 2 and 1 child in Cat 3, the Category of that group will be considered as Cat 3.

  4. False representation of the category will result in disqualification of the participant/team.

  5. Participants can only participate in one category. However, participants may be assigned a different category for a group event based on the age of the other participants in the group.

  6. The parents or guardians should accompany the children all the time. KANJ is not responsible for any issues that may cause.

  7. Points are allocated for events as follows:

    1. 1st place – 5 points

    2. 2nd place – 3 points

    3. 3rd Place – 2 Points

KANJ Star Performer 2024 Award:

     The male or female participant, from each category who gets the maximum points will be declared the KGT Star performer of the   year. There will be one KGT Star Performer selected for each Age category based on the following criteria.

  1. Total number of points received for a person from all the participating events. (5 points for First prize, 3 points for second prize and 2 points for third prize ).

  2. Points from the group events are not considered towards the KGT star credit.

  3. One participant may participate up to a maximum of five solo events.

  4. The points received in a solo event will be counted towards the KGT star performer award only if there were at least  four participants for that specific event.

  5. The performance event “KANJ got Talent” is not counted towards the KGT Star Performer Award.


  • For individual events, registration fees are $20 for each event.

  • For group events, registration fees are $20 for each participant.

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