Panaji : September 7, 2016The Department of Information and Publicity has organised State Level Photo Contest.

This competition has been organised under the Goa State Photo Contest and Exhibition Scheme 2016 and has two sections with different subjects.

In the 1st category will carry pictures related to Architecture of Goa or undiscovered Goa, however 2nd category is of Infrastructural Development in Goa (The Development taken place in Goa).

Prize of Rs. 10,000/- will be given to first winner of this competition in both category. Second prize will be of Rs. 8,000/-in each category and also third prize will carry Rs. 6,000/-, while five consolation prizes of Rs. 500/- each will also be presented. Certificates will be presented to the best entries.

Photographs will be used for exhibition and other publications of the Department and Government of Goa.

Each entry should carry 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 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 Entrants need to submit Colour prints in 8 x 12 size and can send maximum number of 4 different photographs in each section. There is no entry fee, No age bar and No qualification required for participating in the contest.

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

 Latest residence certificate will be the proof of document which will be required to be submitted by the entrants.

 Last day for submission of entries is up to September 30, 2016, The prizes to the winners will be presented at the National Press Day function on November 16, 2016.

The entries should be superscribed with the words: “Entries for the Goa State Photo Contest and Exhibition” and to be addressed to the Director of Information and Publicity, 3rd Floor, Udyog Bhavan, Panaji, Goa.

Entries recorded after the closing date will not be entertained. It is also informed that pictures shot with drone shall not be accepted for the competition.


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