The Hindu Photojournalism Awards Is Inviting Submissions From Across India

The Hindu Photojournalism Awards Is Inviting Submissions From Across India

Calling all photo-journalists across the country for the The Hindu and Chennai Photo Biennale’s (CPB) coveted Photojournalism Awards. The competition is to celebrate the work that photojournalists do - delivering visual depth and narratives to the news the public consumes everyday. Though there are various forums that acknowledge efforts of journalists, photojournalists aren’t given the appreciation they deserve. This national level competition will do exactly that.

The categories under the competition include Photo of the Year, Photo Essays , News, Sports, and People/Portraits. The winning prize money for the ‘Photo of the Year’ and ‘Photo Essays’ is INR 1,50,000 while the winners for the other categories are awarded INR 1,00,000. Any photo-series or single photograph taken after January 1, 2013 and published between January 1, 2017 and November 30, 2018, can be submitted, along with a clipping or link to the forum it was published on. They also need to have relevant captions in English (or English translations of captions in other languages). The submission must also include an indication of whether the elements or subjects in the photograph have been influenced by the photographer in any way.

The entries will be judged by the CPB through a panel of academics and senior photographers. The submitted files cannot have any indication of the identity of the photographer, so as to ensure fair and bias-free judgment. The shortlisted entries will be announced in January 2019 and the official award ceremony for the winners will be held in Chennai in February as part of the larger event of Chennai Photo Biennale 2019.

The deadline for submission has been extended till December 15, 2018. For more information regarding the competition and its rules and regulations, see here. Click here to register and submit your entry.

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