Sign in to win

Sign in to win

Though electronic signatures have been gaining prominence in today’s digital economy, a personal, handwritten signature retains its value and will continue to do so. Other than signatures on legal documents, bank cheques, agreements and so on, manual signatures have less obvious functions. For instance, what do you do when you want to test a pen? Chances are that you sign your name. A celebrity’s’ autograph for his fans can perhaps never replaced by the digital signature – if does, will it retain its charm? The signature of painters on their work of art is what determines whether the painting is authentic or not.

Graphologists study signatures to analyse a person’s character and disposition and this information is used reliably by the police and investigation agencies worldwide. This is because, for many hundreds of years society has recognised the fact that the handwritten signature of a human being is something mistakable, unique, personal and individual. Now this unique and personal moniker can also win you some recognition (and some money) in a unique competition.

Foto Circle has organised a unique signature competition. So if you think your signature is beautiful and reflects, with force, your individuality, then sign in for this one. The competition will be judged by prominent calligraphers Achyut Palav, Dattatray Padekar and Dr Sanjay Deshmukh. The first, second and third prize winners will win amounts of Rs, 1001, Rs 751 and Rs 501 respectively and two consolation prizes of Rs 251 will also be given away.

Announced last Sunday on the occasion of the opening of the new office of Foto Circle at the hands of Shiv Sena Leader Uddhav Thakeray, the signature competition is open to all Thaneites at a nominal fee of Rs. 10.  

Foto Circle, for those who are unaware, is a five-year old Thane-based not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of the art of photography. Started by 11 Thaneites, it has 150 members. Foto Circle organises photography workshops for amateurs and professionals. Workshops for professional deal in areas like commercial photography, outdoor shooting, clicking portfolio and wedding photography. From time to time, Foto Circle also organises workshops for children teaching them basics such as how to load a film roll, effects of lighting and importance of stability. As Digital Photography booms, Foto Circle’s focus is also shifting. Nayan Tambotkar, one of the founders, says, "Digital Photography is a different ballgame and must be understood well. Even many professionals do not understand what is meant by terms like mega pixel and how to select and use a digital camera."

For more information about the how to participate in the signature contest and about Foto Circle photography workshops, readers may contact Nayan Tambotkar on 9820586192.

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