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IIT Bhubaneswar organises competitions to explore rich heritage of Odisha

Subhadrika Sen
Subhadrika Sen
Posted on 03 Dec 2021
16:16 PM
IIT Bhubaneswar hosts competitions to showcase the rich heritage of Odisha.

IIT Bhubaneswar hosts competitions to showcase the rich heritage of Odisha. Source: Pinterest and Shutterstock

Unexplored Odisha --- a prelude to Alma Fiesta, the annual cultural fest of IIT Bhubaneswar
Registrations open for the food and travel photography competitions

Cuisine to attire — every cultural aspect of Odisha will be showcased at Unexplored Odisha, to be hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar as a prelude to its socio-cultural fest Alma Fiesta.

IIT Bhubaneswar rolled out a series of Odisha-themed competitions to highlight the unique culture of the state and set the mood for the fest.

“Souvenir de Bonheur, a travel photography competition, highlights the evergreen travel destinations of the coastal state, while Food-O-Shoot, a food photography event, showcases the famous cuisines of the state. Dexterity, an art-craft competition, will remind you of the art and jewellery of the state and last, but not least, Saraca Asoca, a fashion event, is for fashion enthusiasts. The events have been planned and designed by the Alma team comprising second and third-year students of IIT Bhubaneswar. Meetings were held over Microsoft Teams,” said Avipsa Sahoo, a third-year Metallurgical Engineering student and the chief coordinator of Alma Fiesta.


Submissions have ended for Dexterity: Tongue of aesthetic, the art and craft competition, and Saraca Asoca, the fashion event. Results are expected to be out by December 13.

Entries are open for the following competitions...


From the traditional Chhena Pora to the controversial Rosogolla or the more modern loaded burgers, Odisha has it all. Food-O-Shoot is a photography competition for all food lovers.

Registration Deadline: December 4

Rules: Participants can submit up to three photographs of the same home-cooked food or readymade ones. Each photograph must be accompanied by a caption of not more than 30 words. Collages are not allowed and the photographs should be raw and unedited.

Souvenir De Bonheur

The caves of Udayagiri and Khandagiri to the hillocks of Ratnagiri and Lalitgiri; the Shanti Stupa of Dhauligiri to the old temple city of Ekamra Kshetra or the starry skies above the Puri beach — all add to the heritage of Odisha. This photography competition is for those who love travelling and clicking pictures on the way.

Registration Deadline: December 6

Rules: Participants need to submit their original high-resolution photographs clicked on a phone, camera, or any other digital medium. The themes? Nature, travel, tourist attraction, wildlife, heritage, or culture. The photographs must reflect any of the themes given above. Details of the photographers and captions are to be submitted along with the photographs but should not be visible on them.


Last updated on 03 Dec 2021
16:16 PM
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