Mangaluru: The Mangaluru Chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and Art Kanara Trust have announced a unique ‘Under 30 Photo Story Contest’ for young photographers, photojournalists, and writers between the ages of 16 and 30. The contest is meant to motivate young talents under 30 years of age and is open to participants from anywhere in India or abroad. The contestants are required to submit their original photo essays on or before September 20, 2022. Shortlisted contestants will be further invited for online interaction with the jury members and will be required to submit high-resolution images. Prizes will be announced in the month of December.
Prize winners will be given awards in the name of Dr. Krishna Mohan (popularly known as ‘Krishi’) of Moodabidri, a surgeon and an eminent photographer who mentored hundreds of students and photographers. He was also a science enthusiast, blogger, trekker, nature lover, and wildlife conservationist. He met an untimely demise on January 11, 2022.
About Rs. 50,000/-will be distributed as prize money for the award. The top four entries will receive certificates with Rs. 20,000 as first prize, Rs. 15,000 as second prize, Rs. 10,000 as third prize, and Rs. 5,000 as fourth prize. Certificates of Merit will be given to all the shortlisted authors and co-authors. An exhibition of the prize-winning photo series will also be held in Mangalore.
Contestants should be born on or after 1st January 1992 and before 31st December 2007. The submissions can be made individually or in collaboration between two authors – one as photographer and the other as writer. The stories can be in English, Kannada or in Tulu, between 600-1500 words, using not less than 10 and not more than 15 photographs. Photographs can be shot on a DSLR or a smartphone.
The title of the contest is ‘Metaphors of Physical and Emotional Spaces’. The themes can be people, places, nature and wildlife, history, sports, food and culture, predominantly of Karavali Karnataka, i.e., Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts; and Malenad, i.e., parts of Kodagu, Hassan, Shivamogga, and Chikmagalur; and Kasaragod of Kerala.
For contest details, contestants may contact Nemiraj Shetty (9986366355) or Rajendra Kedige (9480014812) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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