The Maxine Award invites you to explore your natural talents and enthusiasm, your sense of enterprise and your creative skills in this exciting opportunity. The Award is open to all young women currently attending any of the further education colleges founded by SCAD, Social Change and Development.
Please read on, find out more. We would love to hear from you.
The Maxine Award has been sponsored by Dr Eleanor O’Sullivan, a leading Radiologist, Council Member of the British Medical Association in London, England and herself a recipient of the coveted “UK Gold Medal for Services to Medicine”. She qualified as a Doctor in London at a time when only 10% of medical students were girls. This number has now risen to over 60%. Indeed, young women are progressing and excelling in all fields and these prizes are intended to recognise and encourage this.
The Award itself is named after the noted Artist Maxine Relton, who has been bringing sketching groups to Tamil Nadu from Europe since 2009 to support the important work that SCAD carries out in the rural communities of Tamil Nadu, South India. Maxine herself is inspirational and an outstanding example of how much a woman can achieve artistically and in business. She is passionate about helping people to achieve their full creative potential in life.
The annual prizes are offered exclusively to SCAD’s female students, whatever their field of study. They will be awarded to the winners of the competition on given themes. These topics are designed to encourage broad-based endeavour and excellence in business enterprise, science and art. The winners or winning teams (up to 4 members) will:
Read on to find details of the new 2017 themes in the 3 categories set out below. This year’s options have been chosen by the Award Committee but your suggestions for future themes will be welcomed at any time.
The Award is open to all female students currently attending any of SCAD’s further education colleges, whatever your chosen discipline. There is no participation fee. You may compete individually or in small groups of up to 4 students. Each competitor, whether single or in a group, may submit ONLY ONE entry and may enter ONLY ONE of the 3 different categories.
We have given below detailed guidance to help you choose which of these 3 different categories most appeals to you. An initial shortlist will be made from all submissions, followed by a further selection of the first and second prizewinners for the most outstanding entries in each category. The Judges will be looking above all for:
We encourage you to think of commercial outcome, whichever theme you choose. We hope the contest will stimulate you and be inspiring but also that it will be fun. Remember you can compete individually or form a team of up to 4 to enter your chosen category.
Interested in creating a business, marketing a new product? Consider visitors newly arriving in Tirunelveli who need or want different facilities but don’t know how or where to find them, eg colleges, temples, restaurants, bus stops, entertainment, hospitals, money, bookshops, markets, etc. It would be helpful to rationalise the data under group headings: transport, health, culture, food, etc.,
THE TASK IS
To produce an informative “Welcome to Our City” map both as a handy pocket guide AND the same in large format as a public display board to be put up in strategic locations. The map needs to:
The format could be replicated for other Indian cities. Initial ideas could be researched online to find out how other cities in India and abroad have supplied such data.
Please note: you are invited to contact the MBA HoD, FXEC, to liaise with SCAD MBA students who are undertaking a major related project for an alternative award sponsored by Dr Nicholas Falk from the UK.
SCAD GIRLS LEAD THE WAY!
Calling all hungry students! If you are methodical and analytical by nature, and enjoy organising data into rational categories, this theme might appeal to you.
All living organisms need food and wild creatures know exactly what they need to eat for survival. People can make choices.
To consider cooking as a science, from a chemistry perspective! The objective: to produce a titled Recipe Booklet or special box for Recipe Cards suitable for Student Meals, in handwritten, printed or digital form.
The recipes will:
Please note: you may wish to liaise with the coordinator of your college regarding SCAD’s recent Nutrition Project carried out across local villages, or consider a broader context for your ideas which would benefit the wider community.
If you are among the shortlisted finalists, you may be invited to provide a very small taste of your best offering for the Judges to sample.
We hope the booklet will not only be useful for fellow students but also inspire you to produce a future saleable publication, possibly expanded with additional contributions from your friends and colleagues.
GOOD APPETITE SCAD!
Are you visually creative, longing to shape your ideas into artistic forms? The Indian sari is perhaps the most admired and elegant form of women’s clothing in the world, with a rich variety of traditional and contemporary borders. The borders can include cut work, appliqué, embroidery, brocade, hand-painting, patchwork, beadwork, etc.
We invite you to focus exclusively on these beautiful border designs by considering how you can apply them imaginatively to new applications with a commercial outcome. You might choose to re-fashion a section of actual border length into a new, marketable form, or perhaps transfer/copy the border design to decorate a saleable object.
To help the development of your ideas, you will find online many leading international brands that sell arts and craft accessories based on Indian fabrics , eg www.anokhi.com, www.fabindia.com and www.chandnichowk.co.uk.
EXTEND SCAD ARTISTRY BEYOND BORDERS!
Available with the heads the heads of the institution
All competition material must be received by 16.01.2017 at the head office
Please Note The decision of the judges will be final and will be announced at a Public Award Ceremony. All entrants and colleges will be notified of those details in due course.
For further details, visit www.scad.org.in & www.scad.ac.in
Mobile : +91 99429 78 487
email : [email protected]
WE GREATLY LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOUR IDEAS
MEETING YOU AT THE PUBLIC AWARD CEREMONY.