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100 Glorious years of Sugarcane Breeding Institute

Thursday, 6 December 2012

CENTENARY Photography Competition

CENTENARY Photography Competition

Centenary celebrations of Sugarcane Breeding Institute
          Sugarcane Breeding Institute of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is celebrating its centenary this year. One of the oldest agricultural research institutions in the country, the Institute was established in Coimbatore in 1912 by Dr C.A. Barber, the then Govt.Sugarcane Expert. The Institute is well-known in India and abroad for the outstanding sugarcane varieties it has developed, which were grown in over 30 countries once.
          Commemorating its centenary, the Society for Sugarcane Research and Development (SSRD), Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore is organizing an online photography competition open to all Indian citizens living in India.
          The submission details of the competition are enclosed and are available in , and .The last date for receiving the entries would be 15 December 2012.
Director, Sugarcane Breeding Institute & President, SSRD

CENTENARY Photography Competition
Broad theme: “Sugarcane”
Entries should be sent by email to before  12 hrs IST on 15 December 2012
Entry forms for participating in the competition can be downloaded from or or Contestants are encouraged to carefully go through the rules and regulations given below.
Submission details:
 Broad theme: Sugarcane
1.       Entry is free
2.      Upload up to 3 (three) images related to the theme
3.      Fill –up the Entry form
4.      Include information about each photograph in the entry form, sign, scan and  send the form along with the photographs. 
5.      Upload color images with the following properties:
 jpeg format
 at least 300 dpi
 maximum file size 5 MB
6.      Photos must be clear of any copyright information so your identity is not revealed.
7.      Individual photographs must be your own work, and cannot be older than 10 years. 
8.     Entrants must be 18 years of age or older to enter the contest.
9.      All photographs and other information must be uploaded by email. All information submitted will remain confidential.
10.  Manipulated photographs should not be submitted.
Submitted entries should not have been previously published or have previously been awarded in other competitions.
11.   There will be three winners with 5 consolation prizes.
12.  Prizes will be given away during the Valedictory function of SBI’s centenary to be held at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. No Travel support will be provided.
13.  Any entries received after the deadline, photos of low quality, low resolution, out of focus etc will be disqualified.
14.  No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt.
15.   Sugarcane Breeding Institute will have the right to edit, own, publish/duplicate any winning photograph entry.
16.  Judging will be done by a panel of judges
17.   Changes made to these rules (if any) will be posted on
·         Contact the Chairman, Publicity Committee, SBI-Centenary, Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Coimbatore – 641 007 at (0422-2472621) if anything needs to be clarified.


Entry forms can be downloaded from this link.
(To be signed, scanned and sent to

Date of Birth and Gender:_____________________________________________________
ADDRESS for correspondence:

PHONE /FAX:___________________
Email ID*:___________________________________________________________________
* Entries should be sent from this mail ID
Photo Captions (English):
Entry No.1:
File name :_______      Caption: ____________________________________________


Entry No.2:
File name :_______      Caption: ____________________________________________

Entry No.3:
File name :_______      Caption: ____________________________________________


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