Beacons of Bharat

Celebrating 75 years of India’s Independence

75 glorious years of India’s independence have seen the country develop and progress in multiple ways. We have seen it in the construction of the great Bhakra Nangal dam; in the iconic Capitol Complex in Chandigarh; Charles Correa’s Jawahar Kala Kendra and Bharat Bhawan; Pritzker laureate B. V. Doshi’s Amdavad ni Gufa; Anupama Kundoo’s Volontariat Homes for the homeless children; Revathi Kamath’s Gateway for JSPL; Rajasthan School by Sanjay Puri; and several more—the ACED community has been at the forefront of shaping India’s identity and path to development as an emerging nation. It seems fitting to pay tribute to those who have contributed to the making of this nation beyond the illustrious history of the country.

As India completes 75 years of independence, here is an opportunity for you to participate in celebrating nation-building through design! The task is to design a commemorative tribute for the diamond jubilee celebrations of an independent India as well as for those who occupy the centre stage in bringing about the national vision through their work.

Keeping up with this year’s theme for Transparence, Light is Right, the task is to design an installation/physical emblem/sculpture celebrating 75 years of nation-building, growth, and harmony—with the materials and a scale of your choice. Reversibility and lean design practices are encouraged. Participants are allowed to situate their designs at a site of their choice, provided it is suitable for the purpose.

The Reward

Expert Winner
People Winner

The Experts’ Choice Award: Their design will be made into the trophy to be given away to Transparence 17.0 winners.

Winners from both the categories will also be featured on our social media handles @ethosempowers and @transparence_saintgobain on instagram.

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  1. This competition is open to all first and second year undergraduate students of Architecture, Design, Engineering and Construction institutes across India. Please note:
    1. Teams should comprise a maximum of three members. You are allowed to make teams with students from different batches or even different colleges.
    2. You will be allotted a hyperlink with your submitted design upon completing your submission on the website.
    3. People will be able to like your designs on that link.
  1. A single one-sided A3 sheet, with drawings/sketches/renders on a readable scale and legible text, in JPG format.
  2. The JPG file should not be greater than 5MB in size.
  3. The JPG file should be named in the format abc_xyz, where abc is the participant’s full name, and xyz is the name of the institution.
  4. Do not exceed the word limit of 100-150 words in your sheet.
  5. Please include a scanned copy of your Student ID/college bonafide with your entry.

The entries will be voted on by an audience poll and an expert review panel. The participants will be able to view their submitted entries, and people can vote on the submitted entries.

Important Dates:

  • Last date for submission: 2nd Feburary 2023