Open and Shutter: The Photo Essay Competition

Theme: Things that make us better, things that make us worse.

Theme Description
“Mental health… is not a destination but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.” Noam Schpancer
From the uncles and aunties practicing laughter therapy in the colony park to the teenager smoking cigarettes with friends, there are a lot of things we do in our everyday lives without realizing the deep connect they have with our mental health. Many of our habits whether good (like getting up early each morning) or bad (regularly spending tons of money on things we just don’t need) tell us something about our mental health. As do our attitudes towards people and life in general.

The idea behind this event is to capture some of these moments of everyday life and weave a story that makes us think about these linkages, especially those that aren’t easily visible but can be captured through a photographer’s lens.

General Guidelines
1. Seen in a series, the photos should present an idea or tell a story.
2. Only 1 entry per person is allowed.
3. A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 5 photos are allowed per entry.
4. Photos can be in color or B/W.
5. Photos have to be the original work of the participant.
6. No watermarking/ cosmetic editing allowed.
7. Plagiarism will lead to immediate disqualification.
8. The theme of the competition must be adhered to.
9. A description must accompany the photographs representing the photographer’s idea or concept

How to Submit the Photo Essay
1. Insert the photos in an MS PowerPoint file with appropriate descriptions not exceeding 150 words in total.
2. Make sure your photos are high-resolution (we will not accept photos below 1200 x 1600 pixels)
3. Please name the file in the format given below: Title of essay_Name of Participant_College
4. Email your Presentation to: In the email, include Your Full Name, Contact Number, College Name.
5. The competition is open from 1st August to 15th August, 2014.

Important Dates
Photo Essay submission deadline: 15th August, 2014
Result Announcement: 26th August 2014

The participants are required to be present at the venue (Psychology Lab, Lady Shri Ram College) on 26th August, 2014 at 12:45 PM for an interaction with the Judge and Prize Distribution.

For queries, contact
Bhavna, 08800929271 or Husaina, 09582588739

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Check out the other events: Psyched! The Psychology Gameshow, Front Page: The Cover Design Competition, Short Cut: The Short Film Making Competition


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