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2019 KS National Robotic Surgery Awards

22nd Jul 2019

Vattikuti Foundation

Krishnaswamy Subramaniam (KS) National Awards 2019 for the Best Robotic Surgery Video

The Vattikuti Foundation is pleased to announce 2019 KS National Robotic Surgery Video Awards. Three Prizes worth of INR 100,000, 50,000 and 25,000 would be awarded for First, Second and Third Prizes, respectively.  The Awards competition is open to all Indian robotic surgeons.  The subject material of your video shall be on an aspect of robotic surgery.  Any specialty is welcome.  This is a nationwide contest, open to all Indian Robotic Surgeons / Fellows / Residents.  

The Vattikuti Foundation established the KS National Robotic Surgery Video Awards to honor the memory of the late Shri Krishnaswami Subramaniam (KS, as he liked to be called), who played a key role in the establishment of robotic surgery in India.  We invite robotic surgery professionals to send us their completed videos to the Vattikuti Foundation by Tuesday October 1, 2019.  All videos will be judged on the quality of content, level of educational benefit, relevance and informative value in today’s fast-moving world of robotic surgery.  Only one entry will be permitted per individual. All specialties are invited!

KS Award video entries must be received at the Foundation by Tuesday, October 1, 2019, via wetransfer.com.  Videos missing the deadline will not be included for consideration for a KS Award.  Videos must be in HD, files sent in the .mp4 or .mov video formats only. An abstract must accompany the video file.  Sound and image quality must be suitable for large screen auditorium projection.   The Vattikuti Foundation staff invites early submission of videos for evaluation and possible guidance.   Please note: By submitting your video, entrants acknowledge that their video may be used on the Foundation’s website via our YouTube channel for educational purposes.  The presenters name must be on the video and abstract files, for recordkeeping.  Videos of a promotional nature (eg: with surgeon / institution name throughout) will be rejected.  An independent international jury would decide on the awards and their decisions will be final. 

KS VIDEO ENTRY BASICS: Videos must be in HD, no longer than 8-minutes, and use the .mp4 or .mov formats.  All videos must be completely self-contained, with narration, titles/labels and edited footage & graphics as required to effectively present your subject material.  Programs not capable of being projected clearly to a large audience will be rejected.  Video and sound (narration) quality are most important!  The deadline for all videos will be: 1 October 2019.

NOTICE: NO MUSIC IS PERMITTED, DUE TO COPYRIGHT VIOLATION CONCERNS!  

We are here to assist, and welcome pieces (sent early) for critique and guidance. 

(If it doesn’t look or sound good on your computer- it won’t in an auditorium!)

Please send all questions to: KSAwards@vattikutifoundation.com

Due to the breaking news regarding the updated prize structure, this announcement supersedes all previous notices.

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