With an aim to ensure healthy engagement of citizens in the entire electoral process, the Office of Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab organized a short film contest for the professionals as well as the non-professionals. The results were declared today through a Facebook Live event. The topic of the contest was “Cleaning up the electoral system – Towards informed and ethical elections”.
The contest was held in two categories, namely short films and animation. A jury comprising of eminent filmmakers – Sh. Amardeep Singh Gill and Sh. Navtej Sandhu adjudged the entries and selected the first three winners in each category. A total of 88 entries were received in different categories and top three entries in each category were chosen.
Category wise winning entries are as below:-
Short Film – Professional
1st Position: Naseehat by Kewal Kranti Bhadaur & Sahib Sandhu Bhadaur
2nd Position: Ethical Voting by Chetna Films
3rd Position: VOTE by Sukhdev Ladhar
Short Film – Non-Professional
1st Position: NOTA by Alka Bansal
2nd Position: Department of Journalism & Mass Communication of Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib
3rd Position: Govt State College of Education Patiala
Animation – Non-Professional
1st Position: Alice Kiro, Akal Degree College for Women, Sangrur
2nd Position: Nirmla Devi, Govt. Girls Sr. Sec. Smart School, Manakpur
3rd Position: Priya Somani, Khalsa College of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Amritsar
Dr. S. Karuna Raju, IAS, Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab congratulated each and every participants for their enthusiastic performance and declared the names of the winners. Mrs. Madhvi Kataria, IAS, Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Punjab interacted with all the participants in the end to apprise them about the collaborative role they can play with the department in Voter awareness activities.