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Mahatma Gandhi Photo Contest 2018
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Gandhi Photo Contest 2018

We cordially invite you to take part in the Gandhi Photo Contest 2018. Send in your entries according to the guidelines below for a chance to win a free return ticket to India! Winners will also have their work exhibited and/or featured in promotional materials for Indiatourism. Entries taken between 2nd October and 31st December 2018.

Please download the Entry Form here.

Entry Guidelines for the Gandhi Photo Contest 2018

  • Criteria of submission: This contest is open to citizens of Japan who ordinarily live in Japan, who have stayed in India for any duration between September, 2015 and 30th September, 2018. The photo(s) must be the original work of the participant, and taken in India within the period mentioned above.
  • Indian nationals and Non-resident Indians (NRIs) are not eligible.
  • Theme: The theme is “India as Envisioned by Gandhi”. This means any photographs taken in India which evoke Gandhi-ji’s philosophy. Subject matter may be literal embodiments of Gandhi-ji’s achievements and message (e.g. “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”), or any images which you feel has an abstract connection to Gandhian thought (e.g. scenes conveying a sense of peace and harmony to represent “Ahimsa”).
  • Starting & deadline of submission of entries: 2nd October, 2018 to 5:00 PM, 31st December, 2018
  • Minimum and maximum number of entries per person: Minimum 1 (one) photograph; Maximum up to 3 (three) photographs allowed
  • Size of picture: Minimum 2 MB/photo
  • Photos may be in colour or black & white. Cropping and post-capture editing is allowed.
  • Obscene, irrelevant or inappropriate pictures will be rejected immediately.
  • An Entry Form must be duly filled out and submitted with the photos. The form will declare that the organizers are not responsible if any dispute arises over the photos or subject of photos.
  • Submission of photos and application form: Send your digital photos, scanned application documents and scanned ID (passport, driver’s license or national insurance card) to indiaphotocompetition@gmail.com with the subject of email “Gandhi Photo Contest”.
  • All prescribed rules must be complied with. Any violation will result in disqualification.
  • Photos will be uploaded on the Embassy of India’s Facebook Page/Twitter Page.
  • For any queries, kindly call us at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre (VCC), Embassy of India in Japan on +81-3-3262-2882
  • Selection method and Prizes for chosen entries (1) The photos will be chosen by a judging committee based on originality (how fresh and creative the photographer’s idea/point of view is), on ability to showcase Gandhi-ji’s philosophy, and on expressiveness. (2) The selected photos will be displayed in a photo exhibition at the Embassy of India on a date to be announced later. There may be other occasions for the chosen photos to be displayed. (3) The top winners will be chosen from those photos displayed. (4) The top winner will be given a grand prize of a return-air ticket from Air India. 3 runners up will receive special gifts from the Embassy of India. (5) Certificates will be issued for honourable mentions (maximum 10) as well.
  • Conditions of Grand Prize (free economy class Air India air-ticket): (1) The return ticket may be either Narita-Delhi-Narita or one additional domestic (India) sector in between, subject to availability, (2) The return duration for the return ticket may not be longer than 3 (three) months. (3) Other standard terms and conditions of Air India will be also applicable.

ORGANISER: The Embassy of India in Japan

Associate Partner: Air India

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