Frame Cut Studio, an organisation working towards promoting young talents in Puducherry in the field of short media have launched an award function Mérite Awards 2010-2014. The Mérite Awards was officially launched on 9th August, 2014 by Vikram Raja, Director, Frame Cut Studio while Suresh Sabapathy, short film director and sound engineer, hosted the show.
The FCS Mérite Awards has 40 award categories in the media field including photography, short films, music albums, advertisements. The first contest is the photography contest, for which applications were available from 20th August, and the last day for submission is 15th September. The themes chosen for this contest are Lovely Pondicherry, Heritage, People of Puducherry, Modelling, Photos for Posters. The photography contest is organised in association with the Pondicherry Photography Club, Puducherry.
The Mérite Awards, will include awards for people, recognizing their talents and achievements for the years 2010 to 2014. This award function is only for the people of Pondicherry and aims to bring out the hidden talents of the people here. Hence participation is restricted to residents of Pondicherry and the photographs are mandated to be taken in Puducherry.
About FCS Mérite Awards, Suresh said, “We want this awards to be one of a kind in Puducherry. We want to not only honour the established people in the field of media hailing from Pondicherry, but also recognize and promote new talents. We want all the media professionals in Pondicherry to join hands and be a united front and prove their talents to the world”.
The applications for the photography contest are available in Eden Park, Nature Eco Products and Bridge Academy. Anybody with a flair for photography can apply for this contest. The awards will be judged by juries selected both from within Pondicherry and outside Pondicherry as well as online public voting will be conducted.
Mr. Suresh also emphasised that the awards will be impartial with the sole objective of motivating and encouraging the younger generation to be proactive in the media field. After the submissions for all the categories are over, a grand award function will be organised to felicitate the winners.