Abhivyakti 2017 – Rules and Regulations

  1. ABHIVYAKTI 2017, is a photography competition and exhibition event being organized by the Indian Audit & Accounts Service Officer Trainees (2016 Batch).
  2. This event is open to the entire Indian Audit and Accounts Department. Thus all Indian Audit and Accounts Department Officers and staff, whether working in the department or on deputation, are invited to participate and encourage the Officer Trainees.
  3. There are four themes in the ‘competition’ category:
  • Art & Culture
  • People
  • Wildlife
  • Black & White
  1. The ‘exhibition’ category is not limited to any of the above themes.

Submission of entries

  1. Each participant can send one entry per theme for the ‘competition’ category and one entry for the ‘exhibition’ category.
  2. Under each theme in the ‘competition’ category, there will be three prizes, which are to be adjudged by eminent photographers.
  3. For the ‘exhibition’ category, there will be three prizes, to be adjudged based on viewers’ choice at the time of ABHIVYAKTI 2017 exhibition at Shimla.
  4. If a participant sends more than the allowed number of entries, the eligible entries will be selected on first come first serve basis.
  5. Entries are to be sent to naaa@gmail.com .
  6. Last date for submission of entries is August 5, 2017.
  7. Each photograph should be accompanied by a minimum one line description of the photograph and a certificate of authenticity .
  8. Photographs submitted must strictly be taken by the photographer himself/herself.
  9. Participants will retain copyrights to their photographs; however the National Academy of Audit and Accounts, Shimla reserves the right to use the photographs for non-commercial purposes.

Technical specifications for photographs.

  1. Minimum resolution of photographs should be 1600 X 1200 pixels. For portrait orientation, the resolution should be at least 1200 X 1600 pixels.
  2. Photographs must be submitted in ‘.jpg/.jpeg’ format only.
  3. No watermarks, signatures or copyright notices may be added to photographs.
  4. Photographs may be cropped or rotated as necessary, provided the rectangular format is maintained.
  5. Red eye removal, spot editing and use of filters to sharpen, soften, blur or remove noise are permitted.
  6. Artistic filters are not permitted. However, use of corrective functions to improve the natural appearance of the image, such as contrast, brightness, curves, intensity, tone, hue, saturation, lightness value, colour balance and tint are allowed.

Other details

  1. The Organizing Committee reserves the right to reject any submitted photograph. Photographs containing any inappropriate content or not conforming to the above specified rules will be rejected.
  2. A Screening Committee will be constituted for the purpose of short listing the photographs under each theme of ‘competition’ category. The shortlisted entries will be presented to the judges for adjudication.
  3. The Screening Committee will also short list the photographs for the ‘exhibition’ category.
  4. The same shortlisted entries will be exhibited at the Gaiety Theatre, Shimla in the month of September 2017.
  5. Submission of the entries for ABHIVYAKTI 2017 would be presumed to mean that the participant has agreed to all the above mentioned rules.
  6. In case of any change which may be deemed necessary in due course of events, the Organizing Committee reserves the right to make required changes in the Rules and Regulations of ABHIVYAKTI 2017.