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Official Rules and Mechanics of the 2nd ChEnematography


True to their mission of implementing events that would improve and nurture the students’ engagement and participation on societal issues, the Junior Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers–Batangas State University (JPIChE–BatStateU) in partnership with The Film Dream proudly launches the 2nd ChEnematography, with an overall theme, “Unblur: Sharpening Distorted Imagery through Media and Information Literacy.”


The 2-day event will happen on December 4 to 5 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM via Zoom and Facebook Live. So if you're wondering how you can participate and compete in the different competitions, please take the time to read the full list of rules and mechanics below:


I. About ChEnematography


The 2nd ChEnematography is a 2-day event organized by Junior Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers–Batangas State University (JPIChE–BatStateU) to be held by December 4-5, 2021. This time, it is divided into three competitions which are Lights (TED-Talk Style Speaking Contest), Camera (Photography Contest), and Action (Short Film Making Contest). In addition, an online seminar will be held as part of this event with the general theme of “Unblur: Sharpening Distorted Imagery through Media and Information Literacy.”


Lights and Action is open for college students enrolled during the academic year, 2021-2022. For Camera, it was decided to make this competition open for everyone to provide a platform where their talent in photography can be showcased. Only those who are part of JPIChE–BatStateU including the alumni may NOT submit entries for Lights, Camera, and Action since it is the hosting organization.


For Lights and Action, a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of five (5) students must be part of a team. For Camera, there must be one (1) person per entry. There can be multiple entries in Lights and Action per university. As for Camera, there will also be no limit of entries since it is open for everyone. The outputs submitted by the participants must be associated with the general and contest theme. These will be shared through the official social media platforms of JPIChE–BatStateU.


II. General Guidelines for Lights, Camera, and Action

  1. All entries must be original and HAVE NOT been submitted and/ or exhibited previously in any other competitions and/or posted in any social media platform.

  2. Lights is a TED-Talk style speaking contest with the specific theme: “Reflecting New Insights through Illuminating the Disparity between Real and Distorted Information.”

  3. Camera is a photography contest with the specific theme: “Capturing the Viewpoints of Mental Health through the Lenses of Reality.”

  4. Action is a short film making contest with the specific theme: “Exhibiting the Repercussions of the Pandemic and the Quarantine in a Cinematic Perspective.”

  5. The participants shall relate their entries both on the general and respective specific theme.

  6. A college student may participate in all of the events provided that he/she will only be part of one entry per event.

  7. The registration through Google Forms will begin on November 18, 2021 and will end on November 28, 2021.

  8. When successfully registered, kindly provide a copy of your output by sending an email at 2nd.chenematography@gmail.com on or before November 28, 2021 to give time for the judging of outputs. Use the event type that you will be joining as email subject (e.g. LIGHTS). Also, include the title of the output, name of the participant/team members, university (if applicable), and contact number.

  9. Failure to comply with the general and specific guidelines shall be sufficient ground for disqualification.

  10. Winners shall agree to the disclosure of their identities, announcement to the general public, and that their entries will be allowed to be used in any short film, publicity, or other media arrangements, as deemed appropriate by JPIChE–BatStateU.


III. Seminar Guidelines

  1. The webinar is open for all alumni and students of Batangas State University, as well as those from other universities.

  2. The participants of Lights, Camera, and Action are encouraged to join the said activity.

  3. Participants must pay a non-refundable registration fee of FIFTY PESOS (P50.00) for alumni, THIRTY PESOS (P30.00) for participants from other universities, and TWENTY PESOS (P20.00) for JPIChE- BatStateU members. Payments can be deposited on the official GCASH or Eastwest Bank account of the organizers with the details as follows:


GCASH and Eastwest Bank Account Name: Louise Angelique Mercado

GCASH Account Number: 0939-853-4659

Eastwest Bank Account Number: 200047273877


Note: Participants must accomplish a proof of payment as required to be uploaded in the registration form of the competition.


4. There will be one speaker for the webinar to be held on Day 1 (December 4, 2021).

5. The topic to be discussed is about photography and videography along with its relation to the general theme: “ Unblur: Sharpening Distorted Imagery through Media and Information Literacy.”

6. An open forum with the speaker will be held after the talk.

7. The speaker will assign an activity to the participants related to the webinar conducted to which he/she will serve as the main judge.

8. The best output will be announced during the awarding ceremony in Day 2 (December 5, 2021).



I. About LIGHTS


The first category of the 2nd ChEnematography is called LIGHTS. Everyone should be able to exercise their right to free speech. Our voices, as students and members of the youth, must be heard and shared with others. Students will produce a video presentation in the style of a TED Talk in this event. One member of the group will be the presenter, speaking about a particular topic related to the event's theme. Furthermore, participants must perfectly express their message while including the essential aspects of the provided issue.


All participants must be registered or enrolled as college students within the current school year of the event, 2021-2022. Each participating group shall be composed of four (4) to five (5) people, divided into their respective roles. Furthermore, the organizers' given theme and guidelines will determine the video's concept and technical aspects. The organization's official accounts will post all certified entries, and the winners will be awarded along the event’s completion.




II. ELIGIBILITY RULES

  • 2nd ChEnematography: Lights is open to all college students from all regions in Luzon.

  • Each participating school may send multiple groups for the competition and shall have different video and set of members involved with their respective adviser per team.

  • Each participating team shall be composed of four (4) to five (5) members (not necessarily on the same college level).

III. GENERAL RULES


  1. 2nd ChEnematography is a state-of-the-art video contest, and is a group competition consisting of four (4) to five (5) members (not necessarily of the same college level) — one (1) video editor, one (1) presenter, one (1) videographer, one (1) scriptwriter, and one (1) director.

  2. The theme for this year’s ChEnematography, categorized as LIGHTS, is designated as:

LIGHTS: Reflecting New Insights through Illuminating the Disparity between Real and Distorted Information


3. Each participating team is required to submit a maximum of 3-MINUTE video in LANDSCAPE layout featuring the topic given. Introduction, outro, and closing credits shall be enclosed within the said maximum video length.


4. Original video clips can be recorded using any device accessible for the creators. Entries shall follow the TED TALK format specifically the TALK CONTENT. A link is attached for clarification of the said TED Talk content. Please click HERE. ORIGINALITY IS REQUIRED.

5. In general, the video shall be created by enrolled college students within the current school year. Entries may be a newly recorded video or may have existed two (2) months prior to the day of the current event as long as it exhibits the message within the topics involved.


6. For those entries which are not new, proof of the date of publication and where it was firstly used shall be presented by the competitors for entry validation. Moreover, videos that will fall on this classification will have 5% deduction on the original final score to give fairness to the newly created ones.


7. Participants are authorized to use copyrighted material or clips; however, owners must be credited by stamping a hard subtitle on the lower right side of the video. The sources must be clearly readable from a standard viewing distance and proper writing of video credentials shall also be exhibited by the creators.


8. The combined length of video clips taken from other sources must be limited to one-third (1/3) of the runtime of the whole video (total time duration, excluding the outro).

  1. Example: If the running time of your entry is 3 minutes, then you are only allowed to use video clips from other sources for a combined time of 1 minute.

9. Video entries must be encoded in MP4 format (i.e., .mp4) A minimum of 720p (Standard HD: 1280 x 720) resolution is required.


10. Only closing credits are allowed at the end of the video. Bloopers, editing time lapse, and any other forms of content not relevant to the theme shall not be allowed.


11. Discourses may be in Filipino, English, or Taglish and all videos should have English subtitles. Inappropriate use of any language and speeches that may lead to violation or harm is STRICTLY PROHIBITED and must be avoided by the participants’ entries.


12. Each team must pay a non-refundable registration fee of THREE HUNDRED PESOS (P300.00). Payments can be deposited on the official GCASH or Eastwest Bank account of the organizers with the details as follows:


GCASH and Eastwest Bank Account Name: Louise Angelique Mercado

GCASH Account Number: 0939-853-4659

Eastwest Bank Account Number: 200047273877


Note: Participating teams must accomplish a proof of payment as required to be uploaded in the registration form of the competition.


13. Entries must be submitted to the organizers on or before November 28, 2021 via email at 2nd.chenematography@gmail.com. Failure to comply with this requirement shall be sufficient ground for disqualification.


14. Winners will receive certificates and cash prior to their place garnered.



IV. CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

  1. The announcement of winners will be conducted on December 5, 2021 during the closing ceremony of the 2nd ChEnematography.

  2. Judging and deliberation shall be based on the entry documents and video submitted. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:


V. AWARDS


Three participating teams shall be declared as winners of the 2nd ChEnematography: LIGHTS.

The awards are as follows:


FIRST PLACE: Php 3,000.00 and Certificates of Recognition SECOND PLACE: Php 2,000.00 and Certificates of Recognition

THIRD PLACE: Php 1,000.00 and Certificates of Recognition


SPECIAL AWARDS


1. PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: Certificate of Recognition and Freebies

a. All finalists who submitted a three-minute video will be qualified to vie for the People’s Choice Award.

b. The three-minute video will be posted on the official Facebook page of the organization.

c. Voting rules for selecting the People’s Choice Award will be posted on the official Facebook page of the organization.



I. About CAMERA


The second category for the 2nd ChEnematography is entitled, CAMERA. Every powerful action and momentous event can be preserved in a form of a photograph. It has the ability to capture the reality and create an avenue towards the perception of truth. This event emphasizes the power of pictures to convey various messages that will serve as the key to decipher the distorted imagery. The participating individuals will submit their photo entries captured either through mobile photography or professional camera lenses.


There will be one participant for each photo entry. Moreover, the layout and concept of the photo will depend on the theme given by the organizers. The official accounts of the organization will post all the official entries, and awards will also be given to the winners.

II. ELIGIBILITY RULES

  • 2nd ChEnematography: Camera is open to all individuals from all regions in Luzon.

  • The participants can submit their entry, regardless of their ages; as long as they have the ability to capture a photo.

  • The participants can either belong to an institution or not.

  • Each participant must submit only ONE entry.



III. GENERAL RULES

  1. The theme for this year’s ChEnematography, categorized as CAMERA, is designated as: “CAMERA: Capturing the Viewpoints of Mental Health through the Lenses of Reality”

  2. Each participant is required to submit a photo that is taken in a LANDSCAPE orientation.

  3. Submitted photos can be captured using any mobile phone or professional camera.

  4. All entries must be original and HAVE NOT been submitted and/ or exhibited previously in any other competitions and/or posted in any social media platform.

  5. The use of filters, modifications, or other digital enhancements, is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

  6. However, participants can CROP their photo entry, providing the resulting output will still be oriented in a landscape format.

  7. Participants SHOULD NOT include watermarks, signatures, frames, date and/or time stamp or any other markings on the photo.

  8. Each participant must pay a non-refundable registration fee of ONE HUNDRED PESOS (P100.00). Payments can be deposited on the official GCASH or Eastwest Bank account of the organizers with the details as follows:

GCASH and Eastwest Bank Account Name: Louise Angelique Mercado

GCASH Account Number: 0939-853-4659

Eastwest Bank Account Number: 200047273877


Note: Participants must accomplish a proof of payment as required to be uploaded in the registration form of the competition.



9. Photo entries must be encoded in picture format (i.e., .png, .jpeg., .jpg) There is no minimum requirement for the quality of photo, as long as it is clearly visible.

10. The ratio of the landscape photo must be 16:9.

11. Entries must be submitted to the organizers on or before November 28, 2021 via email at 2nd.chenematography@gmail.com. Failure to comply with this requirement shall be sufficient ground for disqualification.

12. Winners will receive certificates and cash prior to their place garnered.


V. CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

  1. The announcement of winners will be conducted on December 5, 2021 during the closing ceremony of the 2nd ChEnematography.

  2. Judging and deliberation shall be based on the entry documents and photo submitted. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

V. AWARDS


Three participants shall be declared as winners of the 2nd ChEnematography: CAMERA.

The awards are as follows:


FIRST PLACE: Php 1,500.00 and Certificate of Recognition. SECOND PLACE: Php 1,000.00 and Certificate of Recognition.

THIRD PLACE: Php 500.00 and Certificate of Recognition.


SPECIAL AWARDS

1. PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: Certificate of Recognition and Freebies

a. All participants who submitted a photo entry will be qualified to vie for the People’s Choice Award.

b. The entries will be posted on the official Facebook page of the organization.

c. Voting rules for selecting the People’s Choice Award will be posted on the official Facebook page of the organization.



I. About ACTION


The third and last category of the 2nd ChEnematography is called ACTION. Action is a category that features short film, a short audiovisual production that commonly have a duration minimum of 5 minutes and a maximum of 30 minutes. It is a film that must consist of a beginning, a plot, and an ending. Through a short film, participants must communicate their story concisely, having no extra information. This event will convey the repercussions of the pandemic and quarantine in an intense piece of time.


All participants must be registered or enrolled as college students within the current school year of the event, 2021-2022. A maximum of five (5) students must be part of any team, divided into their respective roles. The videos submitted by the participants must be associated to the given theme and guidelines. The organization's official accounts will post all official entries, and the winners will be awarded along the event’s completion.



II. ELIGIBILITY RULES

  • 2nd ChEnematography: Action is open to all college students from all regions in Luzon.

  • Each participating school may send multiple groups for the competition and shall have different video and set of members involved with their respective adviser per team.

  • Each participating team shall be composed of four (4) to five (5) members (not necessarily on the same college level).


III. GENERAL RULES

  1. All entries must be original and HAVE NOT been submitted and/or exhibited previously in any other competitions and/or posted in any social media platform.

  2. 2nd ChEnematography is a state-of-the-art video contest and is a group competition consisting of four (4) to five (5) members (not necessarily of the same college level) — one (1) video editor, two (2) actors/actresses, one (1) videographer/scriptwriter, and one (1) director.

Note: It is allowed to have additional actors/ actresses to appear in the short film, but they will not be listed as official members of the team.


3. The theme for this year’s ChEnematography, categorized as ACTION, is designated as:

ACTION: Exhibiting the Repercussions of the Pandemic and the Quarantine in a Cinematic Perspective


4. Each participating team is required to submit a maximum of 5-MINUTE video in LANDSCAPE orientation featuring the topic given. Introduction, outro, and closing credits shall be enclosed within the said maximum video length.


5. In general, the video shall be created by enrolled college students within the current school year. Entries may be a newly recorded video or may have existed two (2) months prior to the day of the current event as long as it exhibits the message within the topics involved.


6. For those entries which are not new, proof of the date of publication and where it was firstly used shall be presented by the competitors for entry validation. Moreover, videos that will fall on this classification will have 5% deduction on the original final score to give fairness to the newly created ones.


7. Participants are authorized to use copyrighted material or clips; however, owners must be credited by stamping a hard subtitle on the lower right side of the video. The sources must be clearly readable from a standard viewing distance.


8. The combined length of video clips taken from other sources must be limited to one-third (1/3) of the runtime of the whole video (total time duration, excluding the outro).


Example: If the running time of your entry is 5 minutes, then you are only allowed to use video clips from other sources for a combined time of 1 minute and 40 seconds.


9. Video entries must be encoded in MP4 format (i.e., .mp4) A minimum of 720p (Standard HD: 1280 x 720) resolution is required.


10. Only closing credits are allowed at the end of the video. Bloopers, editing time lapse, and any other forms of content not relevant to the theme shall not be allowed.


11. Discourses may be in Filipino, English, or Taglish and all videos should have English subtitles. Inappropriate use of any language and speeches that may lead to violation or harm is STRICTLY PROHIBITED and must be avoided by the participants’ entries.


12. Each team must pay a non-refundable registration fee of THREE HUNDRED PESOS (P300.00). Payments can be deposited on the official GCASH or Eastwest Bank account of the organizers with the details as follows:


GCASH and Eastwest Bank Account Name: Louise Angelique Mercado

GCASH Account Number: 0939-853-4659

Eastwest Bank Account Number: 200047273877


Note: Participating teams must accomplish a proof of payment as required to be uploaded in the registration form of the competition.


13. Entries must be submitted to the organizers on or before November 28, 2021 via email at 2nd.chenematography@gmail.com. Failure to comply with this requirement shall be sufficient ground for disqualification.


14. Winners will receive certificates and cash prior to their place garnered.


IV. CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

  1. The announcement of winners will be conducted on December 5, 2021 during the closing ceremony of the 2nd ChEnematography.

  2. Judging and deliberation shall be based on the entry documents and video submitted. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

V. AWARDS

Three participating teams shall be declared as winners of the 2nd ChEnematography: ACTION.

The awards are as follows:


FIRST PLACE: Php 3,000.00 and Certificates of Recognition SECOND PLACE: Php 2,000.00 and Certificates of Recognition

THIRD PLACE: Php 1,000.00 and Certificates of Recognition


SPECIAL AWARDS


1. PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: Certificate of Recognition and Freebies

a. All finalists who submitted a five-minute video will be qualified to vie for the People’s Choice Award.

b. The five-minute video will be posted on the official Facebook page of the organization.

c. Voting rules for selecting the People’s Choice Award will be posted on the official Facebook page of the organization.


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