Durga Pujo 2021

Darpan 2021: Call for Submission

Deadline for submission: Monday October 4th, 2021

As Portland dives into the festive mood for this year’s Durga Puja, it’s time to start shining light on your creative self, the ‘Bengali’ in you. Our ‘PujaBarshiki’ Darpan is back thanks to your overwhelming support and response over the past years. We are asking for your participation once again to journal our collective experience through your eyes. 

Set free the Poet, the Story-teller, the Artist, the Photographer, the Chef, summed up into ‘the Bengali’ in you. Share your experiences and emotions with the community, and make this year’s Durga Puja even more memorable for the years to come. Our younger members are especially encouraged to send in their work, with parental consent of course. 

We are requesting submissions in the following categories

  • Artwork/Painting, preferably related to Durga Puja
  • Alpona (sketches / photographs of your creation)
  • Poetry
  • Stories/Essays
  • Recipes, preferably with a picture of your dish
  • Original photography
  • Memories of Durga Puja:  share one special memory from a past Pujo that will always remain with you

Please ensure that the content of your submissions meets the following guidelines:

  • Be original and family friendly 
  • Avoid controversial, discriminatory, political viewpoints
  • Limit to 3 submissions per person, with not more than 2 in one category
  • Text format: word/pdf, image format: jpeg/png

Please email your submissions to darpan.prabashi.pdx@gmail.com by Monday October 4th, 2021 with the following information

  • Name
  • Age ( if minor )
  • Category
  • Contact information

Let the magic begin!


Jai Ma Durga

Prabashi Council

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor