Light and Life: A student photo contest
Event Date: 
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 - 3:15pm to Thursday, 31 May 2018 - 3:15pm

Light and Life: A student photo contest

Dear Students,

Welcome to our photo contest, "Light and Life". The theme of this Contest is importance of light and light based technologies in life on earth. This contest is being organized to celebrate Diamond  Jubilee  of  Indian  Institute  of  Technology  Bombay  (IIT  Bombay)  and  the  first International Day of Light (IDL, 16th May 2018). This event is also supported by International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Commission on Laser Physics and Photonics (C17).

The Contest “Light and Life” is available nationwide to students of all ages and all backgrounds. It promotes equality among different student sectors of society and aims to award the top 3 photos of student participants.

• This year, IIT Bombay is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee. The foundation stone for this nationally and internationally-recognized Institute was laid on 10th March, 1959. Since then our Institute has grown from strength to strength and is now counted among the best engineering institutions across the globe. Several events and activities are planned by Physics Department to celebrate 59 years of Pursuit of Excellence by IIT Bombay.

• Starting from this year, the International Day of Light (IDL) will be held on May 16th every year, to mark the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman. Invention of laser is an ideal example of how light and light related technologies can revolutionize several fields like communications and healthcare and bring benefits to society. IDL will be celebrated worldwide with the help of UNESCO and several other partner institutions and sponsors.

You can participate in this contest by submitting your entry to the email address mentioned below along with a copy of your valid student ID card. There is no entry fee or registration required. Top 3 ranked photos will be rewarded with a total of INR 6,000 book vouchers. The contest has a jury panel of at least 3 people selected by the organizer of the contest, Physics Department, IIT Bombay. It will open on 15th Apr. 2018 and close on 10th May 2018 at midnight. Following are the terms and conditions of this contest.

(i) Participation in the Contest implies acceptance of the terms and conditions

(ii) Each participant can submit only one entry along with a copy of the valid student ID card in JPG format. Entries submitted without a copy of the valid ID card will not be considered 

(iii) The entries have to be sent by email to the address:

(iv) Entries submitted before 15th Apr. and after 10th May 2018 will not be considered

(v) Decision of the Jury will be taken as final

(vi) The results will be declared on 16th May 2018 (IDL) on Physics Department, IIT Bombay website 

(vii) Reward book vouchers will be sent to the winners by email

(viii) Winning as well as some selected photographs may be displayed in Physics Department, IIT Bombay and published in Institute/Department News Letters along with the participant’s name, institute and email details

Looking forward to your active participation, 

Light and Life organizing team  
Physics Department, IIT Bombay 

Contact person: 
Dr. Parinda Vasa, 
Associate Professor, Physics Department, IIT Bombay.
Phone: 0091 22 2576 7556

Physics Department
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai