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Organisation : Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
Award Name : 8th National Photography Awards 2019
Applicable For : All Indian Photographers
Last Date : 15th January 2020
Website : http://photodivision.gov.in/national-awards.aspx
Photo Division Awards
Applications are invited for 8th National Photography Awards.
Last Date of submission of entries is extended to 15th January 2020.
A person whose main source of livelihood is from photography (working in the capacity of individual photographer or in a Photo Section, Newspapers, News agencies, Studios, teaching photography & communication or individual agencies or working in any form where major source of revenue is through photography)- is considered to be “Professional Photographer”.
A Photographer who does photography as a hobby, for creative urge, but her/his major source of revenue should be from some other means is considered as “Amateur Photographer”.
Themes of Competition
Professional Category: Life and Water
Amateur Category: Cultural Heritage of India
The following categories of Awards shall be presented by the Photo Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting,
1) Life-Time Achievement Award:
Life-Time Achievement Award shall be awarded to a renowned professional photographer of the country who has made long and outstanding contribution in the various fields of photography at the national and international level and whose photographic works have contributed to the development of the society.
2) Awards Under Professional Category:
i. Professional Photographer of the Year.
ii. Special Mention Awards for Professional Photographers.
3) Awards Under Amateur Category:
i. Amateur Photographer of the Year.
ii. Special Mention Awards for Amateur Photographers
How To Apply?
a) Submission of work by the Professional Photographers:
Submission of works by the professionals must be based on a content and quality of the specified subject and should be restricted to maximum of Fifteen Numbers of Entries as a portfolio to explain and establish the originality of the subject. Only fresh & unpublished pictures would be considered. Picture should have been taken during the last TWO YEARS time ending from the date of commencement of the contest for the subject.
b) Submission of work by the Amateur Photographers:
Submissions of works by the Amateurs must be based on the specified subject and should be restricted to maximum of Ten Numbers of Entries. Only fresh pictures would be considered. Picture should have been taken during the last TWO YEARS time ending from the date of commencement of the contest for the subject.
Entrant should clearly mention on the top of the envelope participant of 8th National Photography Awards & send them to the address below:
Director, Photo Division,
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting,
Room No. 710, Soochna Bhawan,
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi – 110003.
The participants must submit the entries via their own email ids to the E-Mail ID: email@example.com (upload limit is up to 2MB size for each image in JPG/JPEG format in e-mail). The participant must mention clearly 8th National Photography Awards and category (Professional or Amateur) in subject of the E-mail. Soft images should be supplemented with the hard copies in 8”x 10” size.
Terms & Conditions
1. Contestants will be required to fill & sign a declaration as per Schedule-I and Registration form of these Guidelines respectively before entering the contest.
2. The participants will have to accept Competition Rules, Terms & Conditions.
4. There are no entrance fees.
5. Competition is open to the all Indian Photographers, except for the recipients National Photography Awards for previous two years and the officials of Ministry of I&B, who are restricted from participating in the 8th National photography Awards.
6. Contestants can choose any category but participation is restricted to a single category only.
7. Professional & Amateur category entrants must be over 18 years.
Registration Form :