Photography is accepted as an important branch of fine art globally. India International Photographic Council’s contribution to encourage this form of art has always been admirable. The organisation’s ‘World Photography-Day Annual Photo Contest’ is an occasion that gives opportunity to the photography lovers to share and polish their talent.
Similar to previous years, this year also the response of participants towards this contest was quite encouraging. A total of 512 entries from 38 participants from different parts of the country were received in five categories, namely B/W Pictorial, Colour Pictorial, Nature, Photo Journalism and Photo Travel. The entries covered a series of subjects. Out of total entries, 158 photographs got acceptances, 05 photographs received awards and 15 photographs got Certificates of Merit. The award winners are:
(1). Mr. G. Jaya Siva Rama Rao (Lakkavaram, Andhra Pradesh) for “Finishing Touch” (B/W Pictorial Section).
(2). Mr. V. K. R. S. Sarma (Nedunuru, Andhra Pradesh) for “Playing Cart” (Colour Pictorial Section).
(3). Mr. Satpal Singh (Lakhimpur Kheri, U.P) for “In Trap of Death” (Nature Section).
(4). Mr. T. Srinivasa Reddy (Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh) for “Irresponsible” (Photo Journalism Section).
(5). Mr. Vaibhav Jaguste (Thane, Maharashtra) for “Leh Monestry” (Photo Travel Section).
Dr. Pankaj Sharma, AIIPC, FFIP, IIPC Platinum, Mr. Bijan Das, LIIPC Mr. Deepak Ghosh, LIIPC, Mr. Gopal Sharma and Dr. Kamran Khan, LIIPC were Jury Members.
--Dr. Pankaj Sharma (Contest Chairman)
“Playing Cart” By Mr. V. K. R. S. Sarma, Nedunuru, - (Award--Colour Pictorial Section)