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Thursday, September 3, 2009

National Photography Competitions on Dementia 2009 India

Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India, the national organization dedicated for the care of people with dementia and their carers, announce National Photographic award on Dementia – 2009 on the eve of National Dementia Awareness programme, in association with Alzheimer’s Disease International. The theme of the competition is “Active Life with Dementia”. We heartily welcome everyone to participate in this National competition meant for the promotion of Dementia Care in India.


About Dementia:
Dementia is a term used to describe different brain disorders that affect memory, thinking, behavour and emotion. The disease knows no social, economic, or ethnic boundaries. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common cause of dementia. Other causes include vascular disease, dementia with Lewy bodies and fronto-temporal dementia.

More than 3 million people in India are estimated to have dementia. The Number of people affected is set to rise to over 6 million by 2050. Dementia is surrounded by myth and stigma and in many parts of the country. It is thought to be a normal part of aging. Many people believe that if your have dementia, nothing can be done about it. While there is no cure for most causes of dementia at present, there is great deal of advice, support and information available from Alzheimer’s associations like Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India.



This competition is an opportunity for you all to show your concern for those who are suffering from this mind crippling illness and an opportunity to be part of a global dementia movement to improve the lives of people with dementia and their families. The focus of the competition is highlighting the ability of people with dementia to continue to live a physically and/ or mentally active life after diagnosis. The winners of the competition shall be awarded the National Photographic Award on Dementia 2009 in the presence of Many National and International luminaries at the inaugural session of the 15th Annual National Conference of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India in Hyatt Regency Kolkata on 4th December 2009.



The Monetary Prize Awards for the National Photography competition is as follows:

Amature
First place Receive Rs. 10000/-
Second Place receive Rs. 5000/-
Third place receive Rs. 3000/-


Professional
First place Receive Rs. 15000/-
Second Place receives Rs. 8000/-
Third place receives Rs. 5000/-


All These selected entries will be recommended and forwarded to Alzheimer’s Disease International Silver Jubilee Photography competition 2009.



Terms and Conditions :
The competition is open from 1st September 2009 to 5th November 2009No registration fee is applicable
Any professional or armature photographer of ages 18 and above, who has submitted a completed entry form in prescribed format on or before Nov.5th 2009 are eligible to contest.
One can submit a maximum of three entries in the armature category and a maximum of three entries in the professional category.
If more than one image is submitted from the same photographer they must be entered into the same category, either armature or professional.
Printed images in color or black and white, should be between 12X9 cm(5x7”) and 18x24cm (7x9”) will be accepted along with its digital image on a CD.


The focus of the competition is highlighting the ability of people with dementia to continue to live a physically and/ or mentally active life after diagnosis.

All photographs are non-returnable so please make copies before you send them Clearly write the photographer’s name and category entered on the back of all prints with the signature.

Copy right of images will remain with the photographer but ARDSI will be entitled to use any submitted images for all their purposes including, but not limited, to production of brochures, promotion of future contests, public relations, advertising, books, and exhibitions to promote the objectives of the organization in any media worldwide.

All entries must applied in a prescribed format (Form-A and Form-B) attached with it.
All entries must be attached with the consent of the people featured in the photographs. If the photograph depicts a person with Dementia who is unable to give the consent themselves, this must me obtained from the carer.


There will be three prizes awarded in each category. The prizes will be awarded to the Individual photographer and may collected in person at the 15th Annual National Conference of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India going to be held at Kolkata on Dec. 4th to 6th, 2009. The winners will be provided the up and down - three tire train fare to receive the Prize.


Cropped photos are eligible. We do not accept digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos. Minor adjustments including spotting, dodging and burning, contest and slight color adjustments or the digital equivalents, are acceptable. If our judges see that a photographer has obviously altered his or her photo, they reserve the right to disqualify the entry.

The competition will be judged by the panel of professionals appointed by the ARDSI. Result will be published on 15th November 2009. The Result will be intimated to the winners by email or over telephone and will be published in our website.

The first three entries on both categories will be recommended to the Alzheimer’s Disease International Silver Jubilee Photography Competition 2009.

The Monetary Prize Awards for the National Photography competition is On Armature category the first prize shall receive Rs. 10000/-, Second prize shall receive Rs. 5000/- and the Third prize shall receive Rs. 3000/- along with the certificate of appreciation.

The Monetary Prize Awards for the National Photography competition is On Professional category the first prize shall receive Rs. 15000/-, Second prize shall receive Rs. 8000/- and the Third prize shall receive Rs. 5000/- along with the certificate of appreciation


By entering this contest, entrants agree to be bound by these contest Rules. Entrants further agree to be bound by the decisions of the ARDSI National Office, which shall be final and binding in all respects.

The Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India reserves the right to amend or terminate all or any portion of this Contest at any time for any reason without prior notice. Decision of the National Office of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India will be final.


Photographs (along with a soft copy on a CD) should reach to The Project Officer, ARDSI, Madavana Temple Road, Vennala P.O, Palarivattom – 682 028, Kochi, Kerala, India.
Email: ardsicochin@gmail.com
Ph: +91 484 2808088,
Helplines: +91 9846198473/ 98461 98786/ 98461 98471

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