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Kerala International Photography Competition 2016

Last date to apply

December 31, 2015
Extended to January 3, 2016

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About Kerala International Photography Competition

International Photography Competition on Kerala is being organized by Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala in order to promote Tourism potential of Kerala.

The Kerala International Photography Competition is open for everyone irrespective of their nationality or proficiency as a photographer. Interested candidates can submit their pictures clicked during January 01, 2014 to December 31, 2015, in order to participate in the International Photography Competition on Kerala. The photography Competition has opened registrations on September 24, 2015. The photographs should be on Kerala and should support the promotion of the tourism potential of Kerala

There is no participation fee and the winners of the competition will get cash prizes worth Rs. 15 lacs. The last date to complete the submission is December 31, 2015. Extended to January 3, 2016

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Kerala International Photography Competition Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both 
Region Global
Class/ Age Open for All
  • Nationality: International Photography Competition on Kerala has no restriction related to the nationality of the participant.
  • Proficiency: Anyone who is passionate about photography can participate in the competition whether they are amateur or professional.

Kerala International Photography Competition Reward

Kerala International Photography Competition 2016 Rewards

Out of the entries received, eight entries will be selected for the award of prizes. The details of the prizes are as follow:

  • First Prize: The winner of the First prize will get a cash prize of Rs. 5 lacs.
  • Second Prize: Cash Prize worth Rs. 3 lacs will be given to the entry selected as the winner of the second prize.
  • Third Prize: Rs. 2 lac will be awarded to the entry selected as the winner of the third prize.
  • Consolation Prize:  Five entries will be rewarded with the consolation prize of Rs. 1 lac each.

Kerala International Photography Competition Application form and Process

Kerala International Photography Competition 2016 Application Process      

The candidates willing to participate in the International Photography Competition can register themselves on the official website of Kerala Tourism. The details of the application process are as follow:

  • Registration Form: The candidates can complete the registration process on the official website of Kerala Tourism. >> Click here to complete the Registration.
  • Specification of the Photograph: The photograph to be submitted for the Photography Competition needs to be as per the following specifications:
    • Theme: The theme of the photograph should support the promotion of tourism potential of Kerala and the photographs must portray Kerala in a positive manner.
    • Number of Entries: Each participant can submit maximum 3 entries.
    • The photographs must have been clicked during the period January 01, 2014 to December 31, 2015.
    • Digital Manipulation: Digital Manipulation of the photograph using software such as Photoshop is not allowed.
    • The photograph must not contain any copyrighted third party material or content.
  • Submission of the Photographs: The photographs can be submitted once the registration process is completed. Photographs to be submitted needs to be as per the following criteria:
    • Format:  JPEG.
    • Size: Maximum 4 MB.
    • Resolution: 72 dpi.
    • Dimensions: 1000 pixels x 3000 pixels.

Kerala International Photography Competition Selection Process

Judging Criteria: In order to decide the winner of the competition the following criteria will be followed:

  • All the photographs will be published on the website of Kerala Tourism for the visitors to share and rate.
  • While calculating the total score, 25% marks will be given on the basis of public rating while 75% marks will be as per the judging committee.

Kerala International Photography Competition Contact Details

Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala,
Park View, Thiruvananthapuram,
Kerala, India - 695 033

Telephone: +91 471 2321132
Email: info@keralatourism.org, deptour@keralatourism.org      

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