Goan Reporter News: Entries invited for state level photo contest


The Department of Information & Publicity has invited entries under the Goa State Photo Contest and Exhibition Scheme -2014. The Photo Competition has two sections with two different subjects. The topics in the category- Goan Traditional Cuisine; and in category-2 Goa’s Rural Life.

Each entry should carry the photographer’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 photograph and bio-data of the photographer not more than 100 words and residential certificate each should be attached with the entry. Certificate that all photographs are the works of original nature and taken by the entrant himself/herself has to be enclosed by the entrant.

Entrants are required to send a soft copy with high resolution along with a hardcopy. The entrants need to submit colour prints in 12 x8 and can send a maximum number of 4 different photographs in either one or both categories. There is no entry fee, no age bar and no qualification required for participation in the contest. Picture clicked with drone will not be accepted. The first Prize in each category carries a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/-, Second Prize – Rs. 16,000/- and Third Prize of Rs.12, 000/- along with trophy and certificate, besides five Consolation Prizes of Rs. 2,000/- each and certificate in each category. The photographs will become the property of DIP and would be used for exhibition and other publications of the Department and Government of Goa.

The last date for submission of entries is up to 5.00 pm of October 13, 2023. The Photo Exhibition will be held on the National Press Day and the prizes to the winner will be presented at the National Press Day function on November 16, 2023.

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 and Publicity, 3rd Floor, Udyog Bhavan, Panaji, Goa. Entries received after the closing date will not be entertained.


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