Panaji, November 3, 2017…  The Department of Information and Publicity are holding their annual photo contest under the Goa State Photo Contest and Exhibition Scheme -2014. The Photo Competition will be held in two different categories, Architecture of Goa/Undiscovered Goa’ and ‘Infrastructural Development in Goa’ (The Development taken place in Goa).

The winners will get cash prizes in each category. First Prize: Rs. 20000/- along with trophy and certificate. 2nd Prize: Rs. 16000/- along with trophy and certificate. 3rd prize: Rs. 12000/- along with trophy and certificate and five consolation prizes of Rs. 2000/- each along with certificate will be given.

Each entry should carry the author’s name, nationality, postal address, mobile number, telephone numbers, e-mail address on the back of the photographs in Block letters. Technical details such as camera used, should be sent along with the entry.

Mobile images shall not be considered for the entry. A brief of the photographs and bio-data of the photographer in not more than 100 words each should be attached along with the entry. A self declaration letter stating that all photographs are work of original nature and taken by the participant himself/herself is to be enclosed. Entrants are required to send a soft copy along with photograph of high resolution. Photographs shot with drone shall not be accepted.

            The entrants need to submit colour prints in 8”x12” size and can send a maximum number of 4 different photographs in each section. The photographs should be mounted. There is no entry fee, no age bar and no qualification required to participate in the contest.

Individuals who are born in Goa and are resident in Goa for 15years shall be given preference under this scheme, though the contest does not bar others, who are residents of the State of Goa for at least 15 years prior to the application under this scheme.

The photographs will be used for exhibition and other publications of the Department and Government of Goa. The last day for submission of entries is up to November 6, 2017. The prizes to the winner will be presented at the National Press Day function on November 16, 2017.

            The entries should be superscribed with the words: “Entries for The Goa State Photo Contest and Exhibition” and is to be addressed to the Director of Information and Publicity, 3rd Floor, Udyog Bhavan, Panaji. Entries received after the closing date will not be entertained


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