The Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), in association with the Indian Institute of Cartoonists, held an exhibition displaying the artwork of 30 students of an intercollegiate cartoon competition titled- ‘MAAC-artoon2012’. All the cartoons on display pertain to eco-friendly means of treating the city’s garbage woes.
The contest was organised for students in the age group of 15-24 years. The participants had to submit their entries based on the theme ‘water shortage’.
A total of 600 registrations were received, among which 80 were shortlisted for the grand finale. These finalists were assigned to creatively portray their message addressing the garbage menace in the city. The students illustrated many eco-friendly solutions to treat the issue. In all, 30 of the entries qualified for the exhibition.
“This is a massive encouragement that ‘New Age media’ will slowly take off the sheen and boil of IT. The silicon city of India is happy to accommodate other choices of careers. Converting one’s passion into profession seems to be the route youngsters seem to take nowadays and innovate in their chosen careers,” said Shajan Samuel, senior vice-president, MAAC, Bangalore. The works will be on display until December 20.