“A photographer is aware of the tiny moments in a person’s life that reveal greater truths.”
Digex Society, the Photography and Filmmaking Club of Delhi Public School R.K. Puram, organised its annual fest on November 7 2020, providing a platform to talented and budding photographers and filmmakers from over 70 schools to showcase their photographic proficiencies. For the first time, the event was conducted over the internet in virtual sessions, due to the adverse situation created by the global pandemic. Our sponsors for this year’s edition of DIGEX were Flow Sports Life, Canon, Unirely, Pearl Academy and UPES.
Ms Padma Srinivasan, Principal, D.P.S. R.K. Puram sent her warm wishes and blessings for all the participants and teachers accompanying them during the event. She also gave her “heartiest congratulations” to the members and Teacher In Charge of Digex Society.
The programme included six major competitions – Pixelate (Junior & Senior), Camistic, CreADive, Hi-Res and a Surprise Event.
Pixelate Junior: This online event was for the enthusiastic students of classes IX and X, in which they had to capture a photograph on the spot expressing the topic ‘Nyctophilia’. The event was judged by Ms Veronica Mathur, Former Member, Digex Society.
Pixelate Senior: Students of class XI and XII were given a chance to put forth their photographic skills and impress the judges. The participants were given the topic ‘Perfectly Imperfect’, and the topic was open to the interpretation of the participants. The judge for this event was Ms Veronica Mathur, Former Member, Digex Society. The winner for this event was awarded the Canon 1500D DSLR Camera, along with the 18-55mm lens kit.
Camistic: The participants are required to create a short story based on the topic provided in 3-5 pictures. This year, participants showed their photography and storytelling skills on the topic ‘Dementia’. Based on their pictorial stories and the caption provided by them, the participants were assessed on their creativity, interpretation of and adherence to the topic, technical aspects and aesthetic appeal. The event was judged by Ms Chhavi Chopra, Former Member, Digex Society.
CreADive: This innovative competition provided the emerging young actors and filmmakers with the opportunity to use their creativity, originality and technical skills to create an advertisement on ‘Water’. The event was judged by Mr Hitesh Chauraisa, National Institute of Design.
Hi-Res: This was the sole offsite competition where the participants displayed their cinematographic skills by creating short films/ documentaries. The participants were required to make a short film on the theme- ‘Stargazing’. The judging criteria included creativity, authenticity, relevance to the topic and technical competency. The event submissions were judged by Mr Abhijay Singh Bhandari and Mr Pulan Pattanaik, Former Members, Digex Society.
Surprise Event: This competition assessed the originality and technical creativity of the students through a surprise theme ‘Hyperlapse Photography’. The participants used their skill to display their eagerness to exhibit their talent. This event was judged by Ms Aravika Khosla, Former President, Digex Society, and Mr Nikhil Garg, Former Vice-president, Digex Society.
Preceding the valedictory, our sponsors Unirely, Pearl Academy and UPES gave short presentations about their prestigious organisations and how they have successfully helped many students achieve their dreams.
The Valedictory then commenced with a short movie displaying the highlights of Digex 2020, which was then followed by a performance by the energetic and enthusiastic members of the Expressions Theatre Club. The performance highlighted the journey of a young photographer. The judges, along with the former members of Digex Society, were then introduced and welcomed .
Teacher In-Charge, Ms Sarika Kaushal, congratulated all the participants for actively participating in the annual fest, and being a good sport. She also thanked the judges, alumni and the teachers, for all their efforts in making Digex 2020 a huge success.
The prize distribution was carried out by the senior members of the club, Keshav Gupta and Vaidurya Nath, under the guidance of Ms Sarika Kaushal. The awards included a variety of exciting electronic prizes.
The event was concluded with a minute of silence in the memory of our club member, Krishnav Gaind (2004-2020).
The results of the event are as follows:
|CATEGORY||FIRST POSITION||SECOND POSITION||THIRD POSITION|
|Pixelate Senior||Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj||The Shri Ram School, Aravali||S.S Mota Singh Model School|
|Pixelate Junior||St. George’s School||Modern School Barakhamba||Birla Vidya Niketan|
|Camistic||Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar||Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan’s Vidyasharam, Jaipur||Modern School Barakhamba|
|CreADive (Ad-making)||Modern School Barakhamba||Delhi Public School, Sushant Lok||Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar|
|Hi-Res (Movie-making)||Apeejay School Saket||Modern School Barakhamba||Delhi Public School Sushant Lok|
|Surprise Event||Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar||Tagore International School, East of Kailash||Modern School Barakhamba|
The winning entries can be accessed using the link- https://digexclan.com/winnersubmission