DIGEX Photography Festival 2021

The Digital Excellence society or DIGEX, is Delhi Public School R.K.puram’s photography and filmmaking society. The Digex Society hosted the most awaited annual event, Digex 2021, on 18 July 2021. This extraordinary event served as a medium of self expression for all its participants. Students from all over the country came together to compete and showcase their talent in fields such as photography, filmmaking, photo-manipulation and more. Garnering a participation of over 900 students from close to  200 schools, the annual Digex fest was hosted on a strictly virtual platform due to the restrictions by the global pandemic.  The event came to fruition with the support of the sponsors, OAASE Learning Studio, IvyAchievement and LaBREZZA.

The event and the members of the club received constant and unwavering support from the Principal, Ms Padma Srinivasan. She wished the participants the best of luck and through her words, encouraged creativity and hard work.

This year’s event consisted of 7 different categories- Pixelate Senior, Pixelate Junior, CreADive, Rendered, Surprise, Hi-Res  and Camistic.

Pixelate Senior- This category of the event is the online photography contest. Mainly for classes XI and XII , this category provided a platform for students to showcase their skills and creativity through their submission. This category was judged by one of India’s top photographers Mr. Vineet Vohra. Mr. Vohra is an inspiration and a role model for all participants. This year’s topic was ‘Distortion’.

Pixelate junior- Piexalte junior is the online photography contest that  encourages the budding photographers of classes IX and X to give their best, be original and learn more about photography. Judged by a Renowned photographer, Mr. Virendra Adhikari, this category received a large participation and students had to submit their entries on the topic ‘Speed’.

CreADive- CreADive is the On-spot online Advertisement making competition. Students from classes IX-XII can participate and create a captivating visual sequence of 30-40 seconds. Judged by the club’s alumni Vaidurya Nath, the participants had to create an advertisement for ‘sugar’.

Camistic- Camistic is the online ‘story-board’ event. Camistic was the biggest category this year with over 200 students taking part in it. Camistic is an extremely interesting category where participants have to click 3-4 photographs in a specific sequence in order to depict a story. This year, the stories were on the topic ‘rewind’ and the judging was done by a former member Rahul Bouri.

Rendered- Rendered is the newest addition to the Digex Annual event. Rendered is a photo-manipulation related category where participants make a creative piece from scratch on a given topic. This year’s topic was ‘Past//Future’. The participants had to incorporate elements from the past and the future into one entry. 

This category was judged by Divyaanshi Chauhaan who is also a former member of the club.

Hi-RES- Hi-RES is the only category of the event that was not held on the spot. It is the online short-film making category where participants formulate a team of 4 students to create a cinematic masterpiece in 4-6 minutes. The films were judged by an alumni  of the club, Abhijay Bhandari and all entries were made on the topic ‘Reversed Roles’.

SURPRISE- The surprise category of the event is perhaps the most endearing category of them all. Participants do not know what their entry will be on until the time for submission begins and the possibilities can range from components of photography, to filmmaking, and more ! This year, the participants had to submit their entries on ‘Light Painting’ which is a type of photography. This category was judged by the former president of the Digex Society, Veronica Mathur.

Preceding the announcement of the results, The Principal Ms. Padma Shrinivasan shared her words of wisdom with the audience. The main sponsor, OAASE Learning Studio , then displayed a short and captivating video for the audience and held an interactive session with them regarding their educational institute. The co-sponsor of the event, LaBrezza, also prepared a short presentation containing details about their products.

The Valedictory then had two astounding performances from the  Expressions Theatre Club in collaboration with members of the Digex Society and the Western Dance Society. The teacher in-charge, Ms. Sarika Kaushal, and this year’s presidents , Siya Chhabra and Kushagra Pandey, congratulated  the participants and expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the participants, judges , sponsors, club members .

The prize distribution was carried out by the Vice Presidents of the club, Vivaann Pahwa and Vansh Jain The vote of thanks was proposed by the club incharge Ms Sarika Kaushal.

The results of the event are as follows-

CategorySchoolParticipant (s)Position
Pixelate SeniorSadhu Vaswani International School For GirlsNancy RaoFirst Position
Heritage Xperiential Learning SchoolAshir Singh Second Position
ST MARTIN DIOCESEAN SCHOOLRabnoor Kapoor Third Position
Pixelate JuniorSpringdales School Pusa RoadTanisha SinghFirst Position
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan VidyashramSamriddhi GuptaSecond Position
Banyan Tree School Lodhi RoadArohi SharmaThird Position
Hi-RESModern School Barakhamba RoadAyaan Mehra Hemanya Suri Shruti Singh Ishaan SinghFirst Position
Amity International School SaketKaveri Arun Sarguni Kaur Khurana Fida Chowdhury Niharika GopishankarSecond Position
BYB VIDYASHRAM K.M MUNSHI MARG, JAIPURJanvi Bhatia Riyanshi Natani Vanishka Agarwal Kanishk PradhanThird Position
Camistic GD GOENKA PUBLIC SCHOOL, VASANT KUNJAishi Aggarwal Parakh Arora Samia Singh Simran KaurFirst Position
Springdales School, Pusa RoadSonakshi Jain Shrihan Sethi Surabhi Duggal Ishika TrehanSecond Position
Delhi Public School NerulSwara Ashok Tanmoy Chakravorty Gauri Patil Soham HaldeThird Position
CreADiveMontfort SchoolYashvi Sachdeva Harjas KaurFirst Position
Summer Fields SchoolArul Sharma Deeksha SainiSecond Position
Apeejay SchoolHardik  Pavitr AggarwalThird Position
Rendered Jayshree Periwal International SchoolPriyanshi GargFirst Position
Air Force Bal Bharti SchoolShreyansh JainSecond Position
Modern School BarakhambaRaghav JindalThird Position
Surprise The Indian School Ekveer SahooFirst Position
Delhi Public School, Vasant KunjRijul Tandon Sanya SharmaSecond Position
Jayshree Periwal International School, JaipurShivansh Goyal Divya AgrawalThird  Position