The Symposium is conducted worldwide in more than 15 zones. It helps children learn about Sikh history, culture, and philosophy. There is a local competition for the children at the local Gurdwaras. The top two winners in each group compete at the zonal level with the winners from other Gurdwaras within the zone.

The winners of the zonal competition are invited to compete at the International level in their respective age groups. The international competition is conducted during the first week of August each year and is hosted by different Gurdwaras around the world.

Further details regarding the Symposium can be found in the documents below:

2019 Symposium Announcement
2019 Symposium Enrollment Form
General Guidelines
Questions for Group 1 (Age 6-8)
Questions for Group 2 (Age 9-11)
Questions for Group 3 (Age 12-14)
Questions for Group 4 (Age 15-17)
Questions for Group 5 (Age 18-25)
Score Sheet Example (Group 1)
Group 1 Score Sheet
Group 2 Score Sheet
Group 3 Score Sheet
Group 4 Score Sheet
Group 5 Score Sheet
Judges Affidavit
Time Keeping Procedure
Best Practices

Symposium Books:

Group 1 (6-8 yrs)
Guru Nanak Dev Ji (English/word)
Guru Nanak Dev Ji (English/pdf)
Guru Nanak Dev Ji (Punjabi)
Group 2 (9-11 yrs)
The Sixth – Eighth Nanak (English/word)
The Sixth – Eighth Nanak (English/pdf)
The Sixth-Eighth Nanak (Punjabi)
Group 3 (12-14 yrs)
The Sikhs 1716-1801 (English/word)
The Sikhs 1716-1801 (English/pdf)
The Sikhs 1716-1801 (Punjabi)
Group 4 (15-17 yrs)
Ethics of Sikhs (English)
Group 5 (18-25 yrs)
 SGPC Rehat Maryada (Heaven/Hell)
 SGPC Rehat Maryada (Heaven/Hell)