Saturday, 3 October 2015

Kerala Tourism brings to you the ‘International Photography Contest of Kerala’, a platform in which photographers from across the globe compete to win the coveted prize money.

Here is a photography competition in which anyone with a passion for photography can participate. All participants may submit their photographs which will then be shared and rated by visitors to the website.

PRIZES
The prizes are as follows:*

Category I First prize Rs 5.00 lacs
Category II Second Prize Rs 3.00 lacs
Category III Third Prize Rs 2.00 lacs
Category IV Consolation Prize (5 prizes) Rs 1.00 lac**
* If the Judging Committee decides that there is more than one winning entry in any category, the prize amount will be divided and distributed accordingly.
** There will be 5 consolation prizes of Rs.1.00 lac each

GUIDELINES FOR THE CONTEST

  • The photographs should be on Kerala. The theme should support promotion of the tourism potential of Kerala.
  • The photographs should portray Kerala in a positive manner.
  • The photograph should be original and the participant should hold its copyright.
  • Kerala Tourism, its officers and agents should be totally indemnified against any third party claim on the photograph.
  • The Contest begins on 24th September 2015 and the closing date for receipt of entries is 31st December 2015.
  • A maximum of three images will be accepted from each participant.
  • All images should be submitted online through the Kerala Tourism website. For submission the login id and password received at the time of registration are to be used.
  • Digital submissions must have at least 1000 Pixels and less than 3000 pixels in either height or width and saved as Jpegs (.jpg), and not exceed 4MB per file, at 72dpi resolution.
  • Digitally manipulated photos (using programs like Photoshop or any other software) will be disqualified.
  • Entries to this competition must have been taken in the period - 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2015.
  • Regarding the competition and selection of winners, decision of Kerala Tourism will be final.
  • Kerala Tourism reserves the right to publish or use any of the photographs submitted.
  • By participating in this photography competition, it is construed that all contestants hereby give their consent to use the entries submitted for this photography competition for Kerala Tourism promotion irrespective of the fact whether the entries win a prize or not. However the copyright of the non-winning entries will be vested with the photographer.
  • Copyright of the winning entries will be vested with Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala and the photographs which won the prizes will be the exclusive property of the Kerala Tourism.
  • The winners must forward the RAW files or 300 dpi high resolution photographs of the winning entries to the Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala on demand before the formal declaration of prizes. Winners who do not submit high resolution images of winning entries before formal declaration of prizes will be disqualified and the Judging Committee will select new winners from remaining contestants.
  • Taxes will be applicable in accordance with Indian law and will be deducted from prize money.
  • The distribution of prizes to potential winners is subject to the express requirement that the prize winner submit all documentation requested by Kerala Tourism to Kerala Tourism in order to permit compliance with applicable tax laws.
  • If the Judging Committee decides that there is more than one winning entry in any category, the prize amount will be divided and distributed accordingly.
  • Kerala Tourism or its Consultant retain the right to make any changes to the event, its format, dates, distribution of prizes, rules, terms and conditions and in any matter related to this event without any prior notice.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, visit the Contest webpage located at www.keralatourism.org/photo_contest (“Contest page”) during the Contest Period

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