The competition is open to Indian Nationals only. The image could have been taken anywhere in the world.
There is an entry fee applicable, which varies basis number of images submitted. The higher the image count the cheaper is the per image submission fees. There is a separate submission payment plan for students.
The competition is open to professional and amateur photographers. There is an additional section for submission by students. (Please contact us for submission fee structure for images to be submitted by students)
Quantity of entries: Entrants may enter any category that they are eligible for, and may enter as many times as they wish, basis the submission payment plans.
Quality of entries: If the quality of entries falls below the required standard, the organizers reserve the right not to award the image.
Please avoid digital manipulation such as cloning and combining of visual elements. Your photograph should faithfully represent the scene as you saw it. HDR images and stitched panoramas are allowed. After receiving and reviewing the RAW (original image) file, any image that is discovered to diverge drastically from the original image will be disqualified.
Image cropping is allowed. Cropping shall not exceed more than 20% of the width and/or the height of the original RAW or high-resolution JPEG image. If an image has been cropped significantly, the image will be disqualified from judging.
Submitted images should be 1800 pixels along the long edge 300 dpi saved as jpeg with a quality setting of 12 in Photoshop. The image should be converted to an sRGB color space and must not exceed 2.5MB
Photographs with borders, watermarks, frames, or name/signatures will not be accepted.
By entering this competition, you grant us a non-exclusive license to display your photograph on our website, in addition to other social media websites, in connection with the promotion of this contest. In order to maintain anonymity, photographers will not be credited alongside their image, during the promotion of the contest.
We may allow other websites to display a selection of the winning/highly commended images in order to publicize the results of this contest. Here, photographers will always be credited alongside their image.
Under no-circumstance will we use submitted images for commercial gain unless it has been agreed on a case by case basis with the photographer.
Images which have been uploaded and not submitted to an open contest for up to six months will be periodically deleted.
Image copyright: The entrant must be the sole author and owner of the copyright of all images entered. It is the legal responsibility of the entrant, and not the organizers, to ensure that they comply with these ownerships and copyright requirements and own the rights to reproduction of their images. Entries that do not fulfil these criteria will be deemed ineligible and disqualified. Where this is discovered after the prize has been awarded, the prize must be returned or refunded by the entrant. Entrants agree to fully indemnify India Photography Awards and its sponsors and employees in respect of all royalties, fees, and any other monies owing to any person by reason of the entrant breaching any of the foregoing.
Owners of winning images would require submitting their identification for nationality verification and age proof if applicable (for students) before the award is announced and given.