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Photography Competition

Theme: The Street

Format: Single photo or Photo Story (2 to 5 images)

Rules and Guidelines

  • Open for everyone and no entry fee
  • Photos from any digital camera including smartphones will be accepted
  • Images retouched using photo editing apps will be accepted
  • Images that have been used for commercial purposes and/or been published will not be eligible
  • Any entry that has been reproduced from an existing photograph, portrait, graphics or any other artwork produced by another person is a violation of the competition rules and will not be judged, accepted or displayed
  • Submission must be in JPEG format and named as: ‘SNAPSHOOT – Participant’s Registered Name’
  • The entries must be emailed, from registered email address, to [email protected] with the subject: ‘SNAPSHOOT – Participant’s Registered Name’
  • If participants fail to follow the mentioned format, their entries stand to be disqualified

Evaluation Criteria

Jury’s choice award (Photo story)

  • Artistic/visual appeal
  • The extent to which the photograph captures the essence of the theme
  • Originality and creativity
  • Entries with relevant captions may get extra points during evaluation
  • The decision of jury will be final and no correspondence pertaining to the selection process and decision will be entertained
  • The judging panel reserves the right not to award the prizes if the images submitted do not meet the requirements stated in this document

People’s choice award (Single photo)

  • The popularity of image posted on Facebook will determine the winner
  • Popularity will be evaluated based on points gained for the number of likes and shares on the official post

1 Like = 1 Point  |  1 Share = 2 Points

  • People must ‘Like’ both, the page and the official post for it to be counted
  • Use of auto liker applications will lead to disqualification
  • Entries will be posted on Facebook page of Unnayan by 10 a.m. everyday

  • Entries and the persons depicted therein are restricted to works for which the entrant holds the copyright or for which the entrant has received the prior usage permission of the right holder
  • Before submitting a work, the entrant is responsible for taking all steps necessary to protect the right of publicity and other rights of persons depicted in the work, including but not limited to obtaining their permission, to avoid any problems related to the infringement of these rights
  • Entrants are responsible for the resolution of any legal issues arising from their submitted works and agree to pay any costs thereby incurred
  • The organizer reserves the right to disallow entries that depict brand logos or other intellectual property, whether on neon signs, posters, or in other forms, or that in its judgment are harmful to public order, violate standards of decency, or are contrary to the goals of the contest
  • Entrants must hold all applicable rights to the final image, including any retouching or other image processing
  • Decision of organizers will be final and binding


  • Jury’s choice       – ₹4,000/-
  • People’s choice  – ₹4,000/-
For any queries, write to us at [email protected] with the subject: Query – Snapshoot