DIGEX 2024

“Teleporting the past into the future, painting a rainbow through the black and white of film- that’s photography”

DIGEX, the Digital Excellence Society of Delhi Public School R.K.Puram, hosted its prized and greatly awaited annual filmmaking and photography event, DIGEX 2024, on the bright summer morning of 18th May 2024. 

The event gave students from participating schools the opportunity to showcase their talent, and participate in 6 different, diverse events- ranging from Pixelate Sr., a senior photography event, to CrADive, an advertisement making competition. 

The day saw a  footfall of more than 400 students, and after an august opening ceremony, the participants got to work, contesting not only for the winners’ trophies, but also for the accompanying gifts- which included a DSLR Camera, earphones, and much more.

The six categories of the competition were:

  1. PIXELATE SR.: A DSLR photography competition for students of classes IX-XII, which saw students try to encapsulate the essence of the topic- “Let the thirds guide your vision” in their photographs. The category was judged by talented and experienced film-makers, and former members of the club, Kushagra Pandey, and Naresh Sharma. 
  2. PIXELATE JR.: The junior category of the Pixelate event, Pixelate Jr. witnessed a large number of participants from classes VI-VIII. The competition was, as its senior category, an on-the-spot DSLR photography competition, and the topic was “Proportions”. An incredibly skilled camerawoman herself, Tanvi Singh, an alumnus of the club, judged the event. 
  3. PHONESCAPE: The third category of competition, PhoneScape, open to students of classes XI-XII, was an on-the-spot mobile photography competition, and what set it apart from the rest of the events was the fact that it employed phone photography, not professional cameras. The event was judged by Vansh Jain, a former president of the club and a passionate photographer.
  4. CAMISTIC: One of the largest categories, Camistic, another on-the-spot competition, involved storyboarding. Students of classes XI and XII were given two hours to create an eye-catching and thought provoking storyboard on the topic “As it falls apart”- and were judged by Kaina Gulliani and Pratishtha Batra, both accomplished designers themselves.
  5. CREADIVE: One of the most awaited categories, the Ad-Making competition was eligible to students of all classes. Judged by Vivaan Pahwa and Kartik Chauhan, the event’s entries were short 30-60 second advertisements, on the topic of CDs, or compressed drives. The students were given a CD each, and were also given the creative freedom to direct the advertisements however they wanted to.
  6. HI-RES: The final, and the only online category of the entire event, Hi-Res is an immensely reputed film-making competition. It was judged by Kushagra Pandey and Vivaann Pahwa, and had entries in the form of short 5-6 minute films, on the topic “Curveball”.

The fest was concluded by an equally captivatingly closing ceremony- which commenced with the felicitation of the Vice Principal, Mr. Naresh Miglani, as well as the honorable judges. After the Vice Principal’s.’s address, Ms. Sarika Kaushal, the  club in-charge and founder of the society, also addressed the gathering, emphasizing on the fact that the true winner is the one who tries.

The ceremony included a masterfully animated trailer of the event, a put-together and alluring short-film which dramatically portrayed the process of coming up with the idea of a film, as well as a mesmerizing dance performance by the Performing Arts Society of the school, depicting the soulfulness of a photograph. The ceremony, the perfect end to a perfect event, finally came to the most awaited moment of the day- the prize distribution ceremony.

The results of the events were as follows:

1stAmity International School, Noida (Anika)
2ndThe Mother’s International School (Ananya Bajaj)
3rdDelhi Public School Vasant Kunj (Arv Duggal)
1stTagore International School, Vasant Vihar
2ndDelhi Public School, Rohini
3rdSummer Fields School
1stDelhi Public School, Greater Faridabad (Harsheen Barar)
2ndTagore International School, Vasant Vihar (Harshit Kumar)
3rdKR Mangalam World School Vikaspuri (Arshraj Singh Kohli)
1stBal Bharati Public School Noida
2ndDelhi Public School Sushant Lok
3rdThe Mother’s International School
1stAmity International School, Sector 46
2ndDelhi Public School Noida
3rdModern School  Barakhamba Road
1stDelhi Public School, Bhopal
2ndAmity International School, Noida
3rdDelhi Public School, Dwarka