About The Contest

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About the contest

It's that time of the year when the city of Kolkata vibrates to the beat of dhaks, the chanting mantras and the sweet aroma of burning incense. Nature too joins in the celebration with sunny weather and white cotton clouds floating in the clear blue sky. The sound, smells and the vibe in the air suddenly come together to tell you that the biggest festival of Bengal, Durga Pujo, has arrived.

Amidst all the fun and festivities of Durga Puja, it's also time for one of Kolkata's biggest extravaganzas - Berger Priyo Pujo 2018. This year marks the sixth year of the Berger Priyo Pujo celebrations. This year too, Berger Priyo Pujo is featuring some of the best 'priyo pujos' of Kolkata in two categories: Berger Priyo Pujo, which essentially highlights the 'para pujos' and Berger Priyo Abashan Pujo which features some of the unique pujos celebrated in the gated communities of Kolkata.

This year the voting process will be through two secured platforms - (i) IVR based calling and (ii) website based.

Berger Priyo Pujo is a unique contest where every citizen gets a chance to vote for the pujo that is 'priyo' to him/her. There can be many reasons to select and vote for a particular pujo as your favourite — it could mean bringing back childhood memories of pandal-hopping with friends, enjoying eating bhog or even organising your own para pujo for a long time. We also select Citizen Judges who visit the shortlisted pujos after Round 2 voting to judge the current year pujo pandal on various parameters. Ultimately, the coveted Berger Priyo Pujo award is won based on citizen votes and the judgement by Citizen Judges.

Your votes and judgement will decide this year's Top 10 Berger Priyo Pujos and Top 3 Berger Priyo Abashan Pujos vying for the Bumper Prize.

Call us at 81009 81009 or log on to www.bergerpriyopujo.com to vote.
So, go on and vote for your Priyo Pujo.

Event Flow

  • Step 1 : Pujo Committees to register their pujos through a printed registration form or by calling 81009 81009 and the last date of registration will be Sept. 13, 2018.

  • Step 2 : Voting for the 1st Phase for popular pujos will be opened to the public from Sept. 15 - Sept. 22, 2018. All voting will take place either through IVR based phone number 81009 81009 or by logging on to www.bergerpriyopujo.com.

  • Step 3 : Based on the first phase of voting, the Top 24 Berger Priyo Pujos + Top 10 Berger Priyo Abashan Pujos will be shortlisted. Voting for the 2nd Phase is scheduled from Sept. 25 – Oct. 10, 2018.

    All voting will take place either through IDEA IVR based Voting number 81009 81009 or www.bergerpriyopujo.com.

  • Step 4 : During this time, citizens of Kolkata who register to get their home painted through Berger Express Painting between Aug. 1 – Sept. 30, 2018 will get a chance to participate in a lucky draw.

    10 Lucky citizens will have a chance to be on the panel of Citizen Judges where they will be treated like VIPs and get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to judge the top Berger Priyo Pujos of Kolkata and meet some of the city's top celebrities.

    To get your home painted, please SMS XP to 56767. To know more, keep following www.bergerpriyopujo.com for announcements and updates.

  • Step 5: The final results will be based on citizen votes and ratings given by the Citizen Judges. The Top 10 Berger Priyo Pujo Category will be declared on Oct. 14, 2018. Each will be awarded a sum of Rs. 50,000/- and a trophy by Berger Paints. Whereas the Top 3 Berger Priyo Pujos in the Abashan Category will also be declared on Oct. 14, 2018 and each will be awarded a sum of Rs. 20,000/- each and a trophy by Berger Paints.

Terms & Conditions

The contest is valid for Kolkata city & Howrah city areas ONLY. If your pujo is among the Top 24 and Top 10, then you will have to put up 2 BERGER PRIYO PUJO banners (minimum 20 ft. x 10 ft. size) around the pandal, free of cost | One person can vote only once from each platform | All online votes will be verified | All the prize money will be given in the form of Bank Cheques after deducting Govt. taxes | The verdict of the citizens, i.e. citizen votes and judgment by Citizen Judges will be final | All participating pujos will have to display Berger Express Painting Standee or equivalent | In case of any disputes, the decision of Berger Paints will be final and binding.