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About the Contest

Design Story’18

“Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.” — Paul Rand.

The design is perceived differently by different individuals. Some try to find design merely in the piece of art, some see design everywhere — from screen printing, chair, turban to an ice-cream cone.

The arch academy is looking for the photographer who understands and appreciates Design and its importance in everyday life.

You can check out the hashtags #designstory #designinspiration #everydaydesgin #designinspo for the reference.



Participation Cost





₹ 1Lakh+

& Social Exposure


DSLR Camera

1st Prize

Point & Shoot Camera

2nd Prize

Instant Camera

3rd Prize

Top 25 Entries

Annual Backstitch Magazine subscription

Android Phone

Viewer's Choice Award

Jury and Judging Criteria

When judging contest submissions, the jury will look at the following factors:

  1. As the aim of the competition is to develop your sensitivity and observation skills towards your surroundings and the Design that supports every aspect of life in visible and invisible ways, the criteria is based on:
    • Originality
    • Perspective (point of view)
    • Clear (max. 30 words) explanation of your entry
  2. Our Jury consists of eminent people from Photography, Design, Culture and Aesthetics.

Terms & Conditions

  • The competition is open to all Students in the age group of 16-25 Years.
  • Coaching institutions/Schools or colleges may only submit entries on behalf of the student with his/her permission. A scan of a signed release to this effect, from the student, must accompany the entry.
  • ARCH will have Right to Use of all submitted entries. By entering this competition, you are agreeing that the entry can be further reproduced or can be used in original form by the organizers (ARCH). These can be used on Posters, merchandise etc.
  • Entrants agree that all images selected for the exhibition, and the name of the creator, can be published on the ARCH website and the Design Communication portal, and used in Social Media, PR and marketing.
  • ARCH has a strict policy of avoiding reference to any political, religious or sexual topic. In addition, ARCH is never associated with weapons. Nor does it favor any one religion or caste over others.
  • If students wish to include references to active commercial Brands within their entries, such reference must be made in a way relevant to the core purpose of the message of the story.
  • If people are included in the submitted entries, it is important to remember the ethnic and cultural diversity of our country, and make provision accordingly with due sensitivity.
  • Once your entry has been received at competition@archedu.org you will get the Facebook link of the Event page on which the entry has been uploaded. The entry getting maximum Likes and Shares on the Facebook page will win the Viewer's Choice Award. You can share the link with your Friends/ Family to ask for votes.
  • Please do not thank or acknowledge the votes/comments individually during the duration of the contest. These comments bring the post on top of the timeline and hence may be disqualified on the ground of unfair practices.
  • Entries will be judged by a committee of independent judges. The judges' selection will be final. Correspondence regarding the judges' decisions will not be entered into.
  • Please note that you will be informed of the results by email once a decision has been made by the judges. For this purpose please ensure you can receive emails from our accounts competition@archedu.org

Please read the conditions and terms of entry carefully. You have to agree to them before you can submit your entry to the competition.