Organized by OPA under the aegis of AIFMP; MIT Manipal, Karnataka to host the final.
The 4th edition of ‘Print Olympiad’ is being organized by the Offset Printers’ Association (OPA) under the aegis of All India Federation of Master Printers (AIFMP). The students of printing currently studying in Diploma, B.Voc, D.Voc, B.E. or B.Tech in printing/packaging are eligible to participate in this biggest talent hunt for the upcoming printers of India as per the event’s rules.
‘Print Olympiad’ is going to be an enormous print talent hunt this time. In order to make the competition more meaningful, widespread and approachable to all, it is decided to conduct regional level competitions, before going in for the gala national level finale. For the purpose, printing institutes of India are divided in four regions i.e.
- North Zone: Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Chandigarh.
- East Zone: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura, West Bengal and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- South Zone: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Lakshadweep and Puducherry.
- West Zone: Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Dadra-Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu.
Taking in consideration the future printing and going with the trends of online business, it is decided to organize the Print Olympiad on two platforms. The regional level competition for each zone, to select ‘top student’ of the region, will be held at ‘online’ platform. All these competitions will be organized under the supervision of a ‘Regional Coordinator.’ The coordinator will organize the online written competition(s) to select top 5 students of the region. The students will have to answer the set of questions in given time in the presence of eminent judges during online WebMeeting. This way the students will get chance to learn the style of working of latest online technologies.
The final round to select the top student of the region, will be organized under the supervision of a national team where these 5 students will have to speak on a given topic for specific time.
The national finale of ‘Print Olympiad’ will be organized with physical presence of the competitors. (This time the final will be hosted by the Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT) at Manipal, Karnataka.) All zonal competitions will also be organized with the support and under the supervision of any leading printing institution of the region.
The ‘Print Olympiad – South Zone’ will be hosted by School of Engineering, Avinashilingam Institute for Women, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The competition will be inaugurated by Dr. (Mrs.) Premavathy Vijayan, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Avinashilingam Institute for Women, Coimbatore on 26 August, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
Prof.Kamal Chopra of OPA, Ludhiana said “It is not only an encouragement for students across India but also the need of the hour considering the prevailing situation”. Prof. Kamal has been an active personality not only in the educational field pertaining to printing but also takes immense initiative in the activities of associations across India.
Dr. (Mrs.) S. Kausalya, Registrar will be the Guest of Honour. The detailed rules and regulations are given in the brochure, interested students can register for the competition on or before 20th August, 2020.
Top student of the region will be awarded Rs. 25,000 and five finalists will receive Rs. 5,000 each.
For further details, Project Coordinator (South), Dr. (Mrs.) TKS Lakshmi Priya – Prof. & Head, Department of Printing Technology, School of Engineering, Avinashilingam Institute for Women, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu may be contacted through e-mail: [email protected]