Panaji: August 17, 2015 …  The Department of Information & Publicity has announced entries under the Goa State Photo Contest and Exhibition Scheme-2014.

 Competition will have two sections with two different subjects. Colour prints to be submitted in 12 x 8 size. Entrants can send maximum number of 4 different photographers in each section. There is  no entry fee, No age bar and No qualification required for participating in the contest. The last day for submission of  entries are up to August 30, 2015. The prizes to the winners will be presented at the National Press Day function on November 16, 2015.  

The topic in the category-1 Exploring the unknown locations-Goan Scenic Beauty, Monuments, Waterfalls, beaches, Religious sites, film shooting locations. The topic in category-2 Goa Marching towards an advanced state. The Development that has taken place in Goa.  

  Each entry should carry author’s name, nationality, postal address, mobile number, telephone nos, 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 will not be considered for the entry. A brief of the photograph and bio-data of the photographer not more than 100 words each should be attached with the entry. A certificate that all photographs are the work of original nature and taken by the entrant himself/herself is to be enclosed by the entrants. Entrants are required to send a soft copy along with photograph of high resolution.

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

  Cash prizes amounting to Rs. 53,000/- will be distributed among the winners and the best entries. First prize of Rs. 10,000/- in each category, second prize of Rs. 8,000/-, third prize of Rs. 6,000/- while five consolation prizes of Rs. 500/- each will; be presented. Certificates will be presented to the best entries. (b) Three Judges will be given honorarium of Rs. 2000/- each.

          For details contact: Shri Lawrence Fernandes, Videographer  Mobile:  9822988022

          Individuals who are born and residents for 15 years in Goa will  be given preference under this Scheme does not bar others, who are residents of the State of Goa 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. Latest residence certificate will be the proof document  which will be required to be submitted by the entrants.


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