“Do you see the shadow chasing light?

Young people, and their thinking eyes?

With the restless, rapid and ruthless, keeping pace,

Colours, tunes, and perfumes poured in endless cascades.”

The photography competition, Shutterbug at Mental Health Awareness Week ‘2013 aims capture moments of everyday life that best reflect the mental health of young people’s as they engage with their peers, pressures and passion.

Being young is like sitting on a roller coaster—full of unstoppable highs and lows. Establishing one’s individuality, creating peer networks, and moving into employment are just some of the things young people deal with. All these contexts provide young people an opportunity to fulfil their passions. However they also generate predicaments to be overcome. Every action, reaction and emotional expression in these and other situations can indicate the well-being or infirmity of the young person.

What is it like to be young and free? What does stress look like? Are our overt positive emotions and behaviours indicators of good mental health or are they merely superficial, hiding the predicaments we feel within?

When two people look through the same camera lens, there is no guarantee that they will see the same thing or reveal the same secrets. What do you see? Click and capture reflections of the young mind: the good, the bad and the conflicted.


This contest is open to all college going students across NCR.

1) All participants are required to provide their information in the following format:







2) The completed form along with the photograph to be entered should be sent together to

3) Only one entry per participant is permitted.

4) Subject of the mail must be MHAW 2013: Shutterbug Entry

5) Photograph particulars:-

– Photographs must be in digital format. Only online entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this Contest.

– Resolution of at least 200 dpi

– Format: JPEG or JPG

– No details of the participant (eg- name, college, etc) should be visible anywhere on the photograph

– All work MUST be original. Plagiarism will lead to disqualification.

– The photograph must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Organisers, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.

-You may adjust and edit your images to optimise the photograph. Only basic aspects such as cropping, brightness, contrast, and colour balance can be adjusted however, overdoing the post-processing and copying elements from other images or removing elements from the image will lead to disqualification

– Colour and B+W images may be submitted.

– Images may not have any watermarks.

– Panoramic images, Compositing images and multiple exposure images are not allowed. Sandwich shots, double exposure, Photographs which consist in any way of more than one separate image or which has been manipulated in image editing software are not allowed. Such images will be disqualified.

6) Participants must submit a caption of up to 15 words along with the photograph. Optional: Participants may also include 2-3 lines about the photograph along with the caption.

7) Entries must be received on or before 24th September. Entries received after this date will not be eligible for judging.

8) All participants must be present at the Lady Shri Ram College for women on the day of announcement of results i.e. Friday, 27th September latest by 11.50 am.

For further information contact

Bhavya (9350184672)

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