Entries open for National Photography Awards, prizes up to Rs 3 lakh: PIB, I&B Ministry

New Delhi: The Photo Division, Press Information Bureau, under the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (I&B), has invited entries for the 8th National Photography Awards.

The Division confers these Awards every year to promote various facets of the country such as art, culture, development, heritage, history, life, people, society, and tradition through the medium of photography, and to encourage professional and amateur photographers across the country, said a PIB release.

The National Photography Awards are conferred under three categories – Lifetime Achievement Award, Award for Professional Photographers, and Award for Amateur Photographers.

The Lifetime Achievement Award carries a cash prize of Rs. 3,00,000.

This year’s theme for professional photographers is ‘Life and Water.’ The awards under the Category for Professionals are one ‘Professional Photographer of the year’ Award with a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000, and five Special Mention Awards with a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 each.

This year’s theme for amateur photographers is ‘Cultural Heritage of India.’ The awards under the category for amateurs are one ‘Amateur Photographer of the year’ Award with a Cash prize of Rs. 75,000, and five Special Mention Awards with a cash prize of Rs. 30,000 each.

Detailed Guidelines, and the Registration Form for the 8th National Photography Awards are available on the Photo Divison website.


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