Blue Pencil 2017

Blue Pencil is a festival of Journalism organised as part of META—The Josephite Festival of Literature.

The events at Blue Pencil are designed so as to uncover talent in writing and editing as also in photography, pod-casting and vlogging and will be held on 16th and 17th February 2017.

The contests are open to undergraduate and postgraduate students. While Blue Pencil is primarily a Journalism festival, the events are open to all students, irrespective of whether they have a background in journalism or not.

You can register using the form given below, and use the same form for multiple events. While we would like you to register in advance,  no interested participant will be turned away as long as they are present at the venue at the start of the event.

HEADLINERS

We’ll give you a page. You come up with the headlines.

RULES

  • Teams of two
  • Entry Fee: Rs. 50/- per team

Date: Thursday, 16th February 2017
Reporting Time: 3 pm

Prizes for the top three teams

Venue: Audi Block, St. Joseph’s College

 

 

 

 

PHOTOESSAY

Pick one of our two topics: Trees in Bangalore OR Bangalore Street Food

Combine not more than 10 photographs you have clicked with a nifty 1000-word commentary to accompany your work.

 

RULES

  • Teams of two
  • Entry Fee: Rs. 50/- per team
  • You are free to choose an appropriate layout for your submission and must submit the work in printed form
  • All submissions must be original and should have been clicked in the period 1 February 2017 to 16 February 2017.
  • You must submit the raw files of the photographs used to prove that no manipulation or editing has taken place.

Submission Date: Thursday, 16th February 2017
Reporting Time: 3:30 pm

Prizes for the top three teams

Venue: Audi Block, St. Joseph’s College

 

 

ANCHORWHAT

In AnchorWhat, you will vlog a campus walkabout in and around the St. Joseph’s College campus.

You can do the walkabout either during the lunch-break (1pm-2pm) or anytime between 3 pm and 6 pm on both the 16th and the 17th of February.

RULES

  • Teams of two
  • Entry Fee: Rs. 50/- per team
  • You are allowed to edit your submission
  • The final submission must not exceed five minutes in length.
  • All submissions must be original and should have been created in the period 16th February 2017 to 17th February 2017.
  • Contestants will present their submission before an audience and a jury.

Submission Date: Friday, 17th February 2017
Reporting Time: 3:30 pm

Prizes for the top three teams

Venue: Audi Block, St. Joseph’s College

 

PSEUDOPODA

In Pseudopoda, you will put together a pod-cast organised around one of two themes—Sounds of Bangalore OR Crossing the Language Barrier.

RULES

  • Teams of two
  • Entry Fee: Rs. 50/- per team
  • You are allowed to edit your submission
  • The final submission must not exceed five minutes in length.
  • All submissions must be original and should have been created in the period 1st February 2017 to 17th February 2017.
  • Contestants must submit a script/transcript of the recording
  • Contestants will present their submission before an audience and a jury.

Submission Date: Friday, 17th February 2017
Reporting Time: 4:00 pm

Prizes for the top three teams

Venue: Audi Block, St. Joseph’s College

 

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Blue Pencil 2017
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