National Inter School Photography Competition, Award Ceremony, Exhibition and Seminar for School Children.
The fourth consecutive World Photography Day event by The Round Table Camera Club (RTCC), the nationwide inter-school photography competition, exhibition and the seminar was held at the J.D.A Perera Gallery on 19th and 20th of August 2017.
The competition was conducted under two age groups,
Year 7 and below & and Year 8 and above, in three categories, viz Flowers, Smile, Animals.
With dedication and hard work club was able to make Revelations the most successful and largest ever school photography competition and exhibition held in Sri Lanka to date.
An unprecedented 3000 plus images were received; surpassing the prior numbers by at least 2000.
Judging of the competition was done by nationally and internationally acclaimed experts in the photography and visual communication fields who are members of the Round Table Camera Club.
The event was kindly sponsored by some of the esteemed organizations of the country.
The Institute of Multimedia Education(IME) participated as the educational sponsor and provided scholarships for winners. The Herpetological Foundation of Sri Lanka contributed with books worth more than Rs: 100,000.00.
The primary gift sponsor for the event was Camron Trade Connection, Battaramula.
The event was co-sponsored by Jeewa Education, The leader in Australian Education; FutureWorld, the premium Apple authorised reseller and service provider; Debug Computers, authorised Epson distributor in Sri Lanka and the State Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
Nestle Lanka Ltd kindly contributed with the refreshment for participated school children. The Studio Lakdam provided audio recording equipment for recording the main event. Shashi & Ruwan, a husband and wife combo of photography enthusiasts, sponsored the tables and chairs for the event.
The round Table Camera Club(TRCC) sincerely thanks all the sponsors and contributors with out whom and the event this magnitude world not have been possible.
102 images where selected for the exhibition from the 3100 images. Judge’s Special Mention certificates and Merit certificates were awarded in addition 1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes.
On the 19th of August the main event started with the welcome speech by Mr. Hemantha Arunasiri from Round Table Camera Club.
This was followed by the seminar for the school children, the opening session of the seminar about seeing photographically was conducted by the secretary of the Round Table Camera Club, visual communicator and consultant Eye surgeon Dr. Ayasmantha Peiris.
The second part of the seminar about applying the concept of seeing photographically was conducted by Herpetologist and Wildlife Photographer Mr. Mendis Wickramasinghe.
Third and final session of the Seminar, about applying concepts to operations was conducted by the president of the Round Table Camera Club and Documentary/Commercial Photographer and Colour Management Advisor Dr Dinil Abeygunawardane.
There was a short break after the conclusion of the Seminar during which parents were ushered in and all of them had some refreshments.
With the ushering in of chief guest, international award winning master cinematographer Mr. M.D. Mahindapala the award ceremony began. Mr. Hemantha Arunasiri delivered a quick welcome address for everyone.
Dr Dinil Abeygunawardane, President and Founder of the Round Table Camera Club delivered a short presentation about ethics of photography titled “Winning Today And Losing Tomorrow” (in Sinhala meaning)
Mr M. D Mahindapala, the chief guest addressed the gathering.
Award ceremony began after the chief guest’s address.
The Exhibition was held on 20th August as well as and the main education sponsor Institute of Multimedia Education conducted two educational sessions for the general public at the exhibition premises.
Seeing Light 2018-Revelations – II National Inter School Photography competition, Award ceremony, Exhibition and Educational Fair for general public will be held on 19th and 20th of August 2018 at J.B.A,Perera Gallery.
Closing date for entries is 15th June 2018.