Tejas 2024

Indic Book Competition

Connect with Your Roots!  Over $50K in cash awards + opportunities to work with bestselling authors!

DIVISION II (19-23) and DIVISION III (24-35) Registration deadline to February 21, 2024

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DIVISION II & III KICK-OFF

Sunday Feb 25th, 2024 at 10 am Pacific

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Unleash Your Passion for Reading & Win Big at Tejas ’24

Get financially and professionally rewarded while pursuing your passion for reading.

Tejas 2024 is a first of its kind Indic book competition that allows youth aged 14-35 to explore the richness of Indic civilization through an immersive reading experience. 

Highschoolers

 Division 1: Age 14-18

  • Huge cash awards, with $11K for first place
  • Chance to work with bestselling authors 
  • Spruce up your resume with a portfolio showcasing your creative expression
  • Stand out in your college applications
  • Sharpen your public communication and critical thinking skills
  • Explore new perspectives to enhance your understanding of the world

 Division 2: Age 19-23

  • Huge cash awards, with $11K for first place
  • Intern with authors, podcasters, influencers
  • Broaden your horizons with insights that go beyond Western perspectives
  • Harness timeless Indian wisdom to understand how to build and sustain relationships
  • Strengthen your roots
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Young Professionals

 Division 3: Age 24-35

  • Huge cash awards, with $11K for first place
  • Chance to work with bestselling authors 
  • Learn to apply ancient wisdom in career and life. Haven’t many of our top Indian origin CEOs done just that?
  • Develop a strong understanding of the Indian part of your identity
  • Reconnect with your creative self
  • Get intellectually stimulated as your perspectives get challenged

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What is the time commitment?

As with any competition, the amount of time you spend really depends on you. 

Books will be under 400 pages, easy reads, requiring no more than 10 hours for average reading speed.

Expect to spend 4-5 hours producing a high quality deliverable.

The team should expect to be booked up for 2 weekends over a period of 4 months. 

How does the Tejas competition work?

Register

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Register in your division:

Division 1: 14 – 18 years

Division 2: 19 – 23 years

Division 3: 24 – 35 years

Registration fee: $99 per team

Join solo or in a team

Register solo. 

Or create a team of up to 3.

Want to find a team but can’t find anyone? No worries. Message us and we can help bring together like minded teammates.

Don’t have a team? You can always participate solo. 

Want a team? No worries. We can help you form one.

Fantastic! You’ve secured your entry in the competition!

What next?

Prepare

As soon as registration closes, you unlock access to content that will help you prepare for the competition.

Read

When the competition launches, the 4 book names will be announced. Get the books and read them cover to cover.

Master

Study the books. Delve deep into the content. Familiarize yourself with competition rounds.

Compete

Round 1, 2 – Online on weekends in Spring 2024

Round 3 – In person on a weekend in June 2024

Uncover a world that you’d likely not on your own

Discover entirely new genres of books, opening your mind to new ideas and philosophies that never surface in mainstream media. Uncover the world’s largest literature collection you’ve missed out on.

Immerse yourself in must-have titles for your bookshelf

Examples of books that might be part of the reading list. Final list to be unveiled after registration closes.

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Join us in celebrating Indic wisdom and making it accessible to Indian American youth. Your involvement matters. Act now to empower the next generation!

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You are someone with a can-do attitude? You take your volunteering as seriously as your day job. You’re a doer and problem solver. You’re our tribe. Join us for an energizing and fulfilling experience.