Women’s day Special Contest 2022, #BreakTheBias

This year IEEE WIE Affinity Group Student Branch University of Dhaka in association with IEEE Student Branch University of Dhaka are celebrating IWD 2022 by organizing a special contest for you. We will be providing you the opportunity and platform to conceptualize, write, illustrate about a given topic and come up with innovative, sustainable and real-life based solution. The competition is open for all.
Women of the world want and deserve an equal future free from stigma, stereotypes and violence; a future that’s sustainable, peaceful, with equal rights and opportunities for all. To get us there, the world needs women at every table where decisions are being made. International Women’s Day is also known as IWD for short, grew out of the labor movement to become a recognized annual event by the United Nations (UN). The seeds of it were planted in 1908, when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter working hours, better pay and the right to vote. The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is #BreakTheBias. Whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough. Action is needed to level the playing field. This Women’s Day we want women to have a sustainable work environment that aids her promotion in hierarchy when the field is more male dominated. Just like the theme this year, we want to break the bias and empower women more.
We encourage every enthusiast, of ALL GENDERS, to participate in this contest. Categories of submission:
1. Photography
Theme: Respect existence, accept equality
Rules and Regulations
• Basic editing, including color enhancement, the use of filters, and cropping of the Photo is acceptable, provided any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the Photo. Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations, and the adding and removing of significant elements within the frame is prohibited.
• You are required to provide a unique title of the image submitted. There must be no border, logo, copyright marks, identifying marks, or any other visible references and/or marks on the image.
• One can submit only one photo. EXIF metadata will be checked for the identification of the original Photo.
• Photos must be submitted in JPG form and must have a file size of maximum 2 MB.
Registration Fee Payment:
Non-IEEE Members: 100 BDT
IEEE Members: 50 BDT
2. Article
Theme: Science and Technology
Rules and Regulations
• Plagiarized article will be disqualified
• Word limit of the article must be 600 – 1000 words.
• Exploration and proper referencing from all available sources are encouraged.
• Analytical and creative writing will also be judged
Registration Fee Payment:
Non-IEEE Members: 100 BDT
IEEE Members: 50 BDT
3. Illustration
Theme: Break the bias
Rules and Regulations
• Participants should use Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop for their work.
• Participants will provide a title/caption with their artworks
• A participant must submit both PSD/AI? any illustration or digital art file along with JPG/JPEG/PNG file
• A participant can submit upto 5 artworks
• Rename format (same for all segments)
Registration Fee Payment:
Non-IEEE Members: 100 BDT
IEEE Members: 50 BDT
All categories are open for school, college and university students!
Judgment criteria:
• We want your work to be spontaneous, innovative, thought provoking and solution oriented.
• Original submissions will be valued.
Submission Deadline: 27 March, 2022(Extended)
Payment numbers(Bkash):
For Registration and Submission: https://forms.gle/ZUeA1kTy6TSTPCqH7
The best two, from each category, will be awarded with a prize and a certificate.
However, more than two submissions might be selected and the selected articles will be posted on the Facebook page of IEEE WIE Affinity Group Student Branch University of Dhaka & IEEE Student Branch University of Dhaka. Also, we’ll publish the selected submissions on both the websites of IEEE SB DU and IEEE WIE AG SB DU.
The prize giving ceremony will be held in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering , University of Dhaka. The winners will be informed about the time and location for the Prize Giving Ceremony. Prize-holders, living outside Dhaka, will have their prizes delivered to their place of residence.
So what are you waiting for? Get set and start preparing. Don’t miss this chance to showcase your skills to the world and unleash your potentials.
For any queries please feel free to contact:
The guest and speaker for our event is Dr Shaila Akhter (PhD in Astrophysics, The University of New South Wales, Australia); astrophysicist, science communicator and educator. She is an alumna of our very own department, Applied Physics. Electronics and Communication Engineering. After graduation from the University of Dhaka, she pursued Master of Engineering from the Australian National University (ANU). After successfully doing some jobs including as a telecom engineer, she embarked on a journey of Astrophysics. She completed her MPhil from ANU and after that she pursued PhD from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Her PhD was jointly from the CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science. It’s the top innovation organization and has a partnership with NASA in Australia.
She has been an academic at UNSW and along with that she has worked both in optical and radio astronomy. She has been a promising researcher from the very beginning of her career and her research area includes topics such as star formation, interstellar medium, Milky way galaxy, galactic astronomy, etc. She was awarded with many accolades as a recognition of her talent and the work she has done.
Being a stellar academic and researcher, she has an enormous interest in mental health and personal development, and she does counseling voluntarily. She effectively works and spends time in the aforementioned areas.
Having Shaila Akhter as our honorable speaker in the event, we hope to be inspired by her dynamic career and learn how she has managed everything. We will get to know what hurdles she had to face and how she overcame every challenge. In addition to that, we will also get to know how she moved from applied physics to a field like astrophysics and her successful journey along the path.
Meeting ID: 633 7105 0685
Password: 193471

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