Aravalli Utsav

Photography Competition

THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED as of 12th October 2017.

All entries will be reviewed and judged by the Panel and winners will be announced shortly.

Aravalli Utsav, an initiative by:

  • Iamgurgaon
  • In collaboration with India Habitat Centre
  • & in partnership with India Photo Archive Foundation

is glad to announce a Photography Competition based on the theme of the ‘Aravallis’.

Theme

The Aravallis are one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world, running through Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Gujarat. They support one of the most picturesque deciduous forests in our country with over 700 recorded species of plants. And its wildlife? Think Ranthambhore or Sariska to gain a sense of what these forests support. Apart from the tiger and leopard, you can find here several species of deer and antelopes, sloth bear, over 200 bird species, and an impressive range of reptiles and canids including the wolf, hyena, wild dog and 2 kinds of foxes!

To encourage people to familiarize themselves with the breathtaking biodiversity of the oldest fold mountains of India, the broad theme for the competition is ‘Aravallis’. Participants are encouraged to approach this theme with an artistic view. Besides also capturing the landscapes, waterbodies, flora, fauna, habitat and sacred groves, observe the patterns and textures in nature, and the various hues and colors of the Aravallis.

There are several locations in the NCR region where one can capture the beauty of the Aravallis:

- The Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Gurgugram (near Guru Dronacharya Metro Station)

- The Aravalli Biodiversity Park, Vasant Kunj

- Mangar Bani

- Mandi Gaon

THIS DOES NOT LIMIT YOU AS TO WHERE IN THE ARAVALLIS YOU VENTURE OUT TO GET YOUR IMAGES!

Anywhere in the Aravallis is fine.

Prizes

There are two categories for the Competition

1) Student

2) General

Following are the prizes for each of the category:

Top 10 images will be selected from each category.

All 20 selected images will be showcased at India Habitat Centre during Aravalli Utsav for a period of 3 weeks (28th Oct – 20th Nov 2017). In addition to the exhibition, the selected images from both the categories will receive the following prizes:

- 1st Prize: Top winner from each category will win a VR ONE Plus by Zeiss + Discount Coupon by Nature Lounge

- 2nd Prize: Camera Bean Bag with Tripod Head + Discount Coupon by Nature Lounge

- 3rd Prize: Custom-made Photography Jacket or Photography Rain Wear + Discount Coupon by Nature Lounge

- 4th Prize: Premium Water-proof rain cover for camera and lens equipment + Discount Coupon by Nature Lounge

- 5th Prize: Birding Net Hide + Discount Coupon by Nature Lounge

- 6th Prize: Photography outdoor wear Kit (Link 1, Link2) + Discount Coupon by Nature Lounge

- 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th Prize: Camera Cleaning Kit + Discount Coupon by Nature Lounge

Important Dates for Submissions

Open: Submissions are now open

Close: Submissions close 12th OCTOBER 2017

Student Category: Rules of Submission

- Open to all individuals who are 18 years of age or below as of 31st Aug 2017

- Maximum 3 images per participant

- The images should be of the theme "Aravallis"

- Photographs shot via cellphones/notebooks (provided they are of good quality and resolution), Digital PnS cameras/DSLRs are welcome.

- Photographs can only be enhanced slightly for aesthetic purposes. Manipulation of photographs through Photoshop is not allowed.

- All images must be free of any Watermarks / Notations / Text / Signatures.

- Photographs should be submitted as JPEG files with 2000 pixels on the long dimension saved at 72 dpi

- Each image should be named in the following format: ‘First Name_Last Name_Image Serial Number_Student Category’. For eg: ‘Mohit_Gupta_1_Student Category’

- Images should be sent with the email subject as ‘Photo Contest Submission – Student Category’ to the following email ID: aravalliphotocontest@gmail.com

- The email body should carry the following information: Full name of participant, age, date of birth, contact number and the location where each image was shot.

- The winners are required to share their images in high resolution format at 300 dpi in full size, failing which they will be disqualified.

General Category: Rules of Submission

- Open to all individuals who are above 18 years of age as of 31st Aug 2017

- Maximum 3 images per participant

- The images should be of the theme "Aravallis"

- Photographs shot via cellphones/notebooks (provided they are of good quality and resolution), Digital PnS cameras/DSLRs are welcome.

- Photographs should be submitted as JPEG files with 2000 pixels on the long dimension saved at 72 dpi

- Photographs can only be enhanced slightly for aesthetic purposes. Manipulation of photographs through Photoshop is not allowed.

- All images must be free of any Watermarks / Notations / Text / Signatures.

- Each image should be named in the following format: ‘First Name_Last Name_Image Serial Number_General Category’. For eg: ‘Mohit_Gupta_1_General Category’

- Images should be sent with the email subject as ‘Photo Contest Submission – General Category’ to the following email ID: aravalliphotocontest@gmail.com

- The email body should carry the following information: Full name of participant, age, contact number and the location where each image was shot.

- The winners are required to share their images in high resolution format at 300 dpi in full size, failing which they will be disqualified.

Other Important Information

- Individual must hold the copyright and all required legal rights to submit, publish and exhibit the same.

- The decision of the Jury is irrevocable and final in all matters pertaining to the contest.

- Copyrights of all images will remain with the photographers.

- Aravalli Utsav has the right to use the selected images for non commercial purposes, giving due credit to the photographers.