The Photography Awards

The Photography Awards 2016


“The Photography Awards 2016″ will start receiving entries from 1st of July. Do register with your best 5 photographs according to the categories mentioned and decided by our panel in favors of photographers. Please do not forget to register before 31st of August as registration will be closed on the mentioned date. 100 best photographers will be invited on 2nd weak of September to Mumbai for attending the Awards and the best 10 photographers (2 photographers from each category) will be awarded by our sponsors.


the winner of the main prize “The Photography Award 2016”, receives a Beautiful trophy along with some amazing giveaway gift. A prize we hope can provide them with the right tools, enabling them to continue their work and hone their skills.
We also offer support to other participants who win in the different categories with prizes that we believe can lighten their load as photojournalists.
Get noticed in “Hello photographer” Magazine, 2 page articles will be written about the photographer.
One page converge in office website of “the photography awards”
One video documentary will be cover about the photographer and that will be published in all the internal and external communication of “The Photography Awards 2016”
There is also photography workshops organized through the year with the support of the Invento Group Of companies, with members who are nationally/Internationally recognized photographers, offering to take on the training.
We hope to bridge the gap between the photographers and those in need of people with their skill set


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Copyrights & Usage Rights:

DESCRIPTION: The Photography Awards 2016 are an online, national photography competition where registered users to the site submit – for a set fee – a portfolio/s of five images in order to win prizes. Winners are judged based on the photographic skill of their entry.
DATES: The current year’s The Photography Awards 2016 starts from 1st July 2016 and end at midnight on the 31th of August 2016. Judging takes place during the month of September 2016, with the winners announced on the 2nd week of August 2016.
ELIGIBILITY: Entry is open to both amateur and professional photographers internationally over the age of 18 years as at the 1st of July 2016.

To claim the Amateur Grand Prize (The Photography awards 2016), entrant must also have a valid details provided in the registration process.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Awards users will be asked to first register to the site, and then login and complete their digital entry. Each entry consists of completing an online entry form, uploading a portfolio of five digital images to the specifications below, and payment of an entry fee of Rs 100 /- per category. From the overall collection & a portion will be donated to Smile Foundation (NGO)

Registration and entry is made online at Registrants and Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when registering to the site and / or entering these Awards.

PHOTOGRAPH SPECIFICATIONS: Photographs must be in digital format (though they need not necessarily be taken with a digital camera – scans of negatives, transparencies or prints are also acceptable). They must be submitted in .jpg or .jpeg file format, with a maximum file size of 2MB per image. Images should be 1200 pixels on the longest side and should be named without the use of special characters. Please use the this file format:”Yourname_ImageNumber_ImageName.jpg”

Explicit or x-rated adult content will not be accepted and should not be submitted.

The photographs should be the original work of the entrant.

While some post production and creative techniques are allowed, intense image manipulation that changes the original subject matter of the image should not be submitted. RAW files may be requested to verify potential winning entries if deemed necessary by the judges. Examples of post production techniques that are NOT acceptable would include merging of two or more different images (different exposures of the same image is acceptable), removing a large part of the subject matter in an image or adding content to an image that was not in the original shot.

Please do not watermark any images with entrant name or other details, watermarked images will not be accepted for entry.

COPYRIGHT: All images submitted to these Awards as part of a registered users’ entry must be the property of the registered user, who warrants that they are the copyright owner of the images and are responsible for any necessary releases pertaining to any of the subject matter included within the image/s.

By submitting images into the “The Photography Awards 2016”, the registered user releases the images to the “The Photography Awards 2016” for use and display in connection with THE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2016 ONLY, as per the following:

All images submitted as part of an online entry will be displayed on the “The Photography Awards” website ( within the Entries pages. From time to time, certain images may also be selected by the Awards administrator for use on the News page of the “The Photography Awards” website – any such use will include the registered users’ name as provided during the entry process as the photography credit for the photo

As part of the voting process for the People’s Choice award, a thumbnail from the entrant’s portfolio may be shared on the Facebook page of the person voting (with a link back to the awards site) as part of the “Share” button option within the Awards Entries pages. The Awards administrator may also from time to time select certain images for display on the Award’s Facebook page ( Any such use will include the registered users’ name as provided during the entry process as the photography credit for the photo.

Finalist and Winning images will be displayed in the online Winners Gallery on The Photography Awards website ( and may also be displayed elsewhere on the “The Photography Awards” website as deemed appropriate by the Awards Administrator (for example on the home page of the site in promotion of prior year winners). Any such use will include the registered users’ name as provided during the entry process as the photography credit for the photo.

Finalist and Winning images may also be published in print as part of a Winners Gallery in specific magazines contracted to publish the same on behalf of the “The Photography Awards” All such appearances will include the entrant’s name and their finalist or winning position within the Awards

Finalist and Winning images plus the entrant’s name and their finalist or winning position may also be used in PR opportunities and future advertising relating to these awards, or to the advertising and promotion of future The Photography Awards.

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: Winners will be notified by e-mail on the 2nd week of August 2016. A list of winners will also be announced on the “The Photography Awards” website as of the 1st of August. All winners will be expected to confirm receipt of their winner announcement within 10 days of the announcement being made. If, after 10 days, we have been unable to contact a winner and confirm their receipt of the winner announcement, their prize will be forfeit and – at the sole discretion of the Sponsor – may be offered to an alternative winner (the next highest scoring portfolio, or the next People’s Choice vote).
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: By registering to the site and / or entering these Awards, all registrants / entrants agree to release and hold harmless The Photography Awards and its partners, sponsors, affiliates and representatives from any and all claims, losses or damages that may arise due to registering to the site / entering into these Awards, or in accepting and making use of any of the prizes awarded as a result of these Awards.
DATA PRIVACY: As part of the registration process on the site, registered users will be asked to provide their full name, their phone number, their date of birth and also their e-mail address. This data is being collected and held by The Photography Awards in its online database for the purpose of administering these Awards.

The Photography Awards may use the registered users’ name and e-mail address to contact the registered user at any time with updates relevant to The Photography Awards. Additionally, The Photography Awards may use the registered users’ name and e-mail address at a later date to advise them of the submission dates of the following year’s Awards.


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