Cash Prizes upto RS. 10,000
- First place - Rs. 10,000
- Second place - Rs. 7,500
- Third place - Rs. 5,000
Polychrome winners announced
The Reporters’ Collective invites videos for the linked story
Adani Group complained against farm law. Gov’t diluted it to allow hoarding by corporates
The Reporters’ Collective produces stories in the written format. Our stories are full of details that many people simply do not care about. Some friends tell us they prefer listening to podcasts. Some tell us we should experiment with videos. Some still try to push us towards immaculate infographics. And we would love to incorporate all the requests in our work, but for the lack of resources, we are stopped short.
We realise the need to engage with other media to tell our stories better for diverse audiences. We are specifically interested in youthful innovation that broadens the scope of journalistic storytelling.
And this is our first step in that direction.
The call is for visual artists across India to send us videos of less than 60 seconds to tell the story linked on the page. The videos should touch the core of the issue.
We appreciate newness and bold experiments! We are open to any and all the elements that you wish to creatively use- text, images, live footage, drawings, animations and sounds. The Collective does deep-dive investigative work with cost-efficiency. We would like a similar approach with video-creation- videos should be innovative, not expensive.
The top three videos will receive an award of Rs 10,000, Rs 7,500 and Rs 5,000.
They will also be displayed on our website and our social media.
Submission requirements: The videos have to be uploaded in the form at the end of this page. The resolution has to be 1080 p vertical at 25 fps, video codec H.264, sound codec AAC @10 Mbps.
Eligibility: All Indian citizens who reside in India are eligible.
Evaluation Criteria: The jury will select winning entries based on presentation of the content, creative quality and innovation.
Prize: Cash reward of Rs 10,000, Rs 7,500 and Rs 5,000 for the first, second and third top selections.
Copyright: The copyright of the three winning entries will remain with The Reporters’ Collective. If the Collective earns any direct revenue from the sale of the winning entries, it will share 40% of the revenue (net of taxes) with the author/artist. The creator will have moral rights to their work and can use it for non-commercial purposes.
Deadline: We will accept submissions till November 06, 11:59 pm.
For any queries, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Polychrome Query” in the subject line.
INAUGURAL ROUND WINNERS
Rency is a multidisciplinary artist based in Bangalore, working as a theatre-maker, actor, puppeteer and scenographer for the last 15 years. She also teaches drama in schools and facilitates workshops for corporates.
Saloni is a visual artist and designer based in Dehradun, with 5 years of experience as an art director in advertising agencies, including BBC Media Action.
Janhvi is a Delhi-based designer and illustrator working in the non-profit sector. She has created comics, infographics, animations to shed light on evidence based research in a way that everybody can understand.