Online Photography Contest Guidelines

Online Photography Contest 2018 Guidelines 


  1. The themes/categories for the photo contest are
    1. Portrait
    2. Nature/Landscape
    3. Culture/Tradition
  2. The contest is open and free for online submission through the email:
  3. Submissions will not be accepted once the deadline lapses.
  4. Photos submitted should be at least 12in x 18in with 150 resolution. Images should not be less than 2MB and larger than 10MB. All the submitted photos must be in JPEF format.
  5. You may submit maximum of only two photographs for all the categories as per your wish.
  6. You are required to provide a unique title & description for each image submitted.
  7. Basic editing including colour enhancement, use of filters and cropping of the photo(s) is acceptable provided any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the photo(s).
  8. Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations, and the adding and removing of significant elements within the frame is prohibited.
  9. Photos that portray or otherwise include inappropriate and/or offensive content including provocative nudity, violence, human rights and/or environmental violation and/or any other contents deemed to be contrary to the law, religious, cultural & moral traditions and practices of India are strictly prohibited and will be immediately discarded.
  10. Entry form will be available on the website which has to be sent along with the photographs.
  11. All the entries must be based on the subjects of Sikkim.
  12. Last date of submission of photographs with details is 31st August, 2018



  1. Judgement for the winning photographs will be decided purely on the votes received by the participants on the official website of Information & Public Relations Department, Government of Sikkim: 



  1. 1st Prize: Rs. 30,000/- (Thirty Thousand only)
  2. 2nd Prize: Rs. 20,000/- (Twenty Thousand only)
  3. 3rd Prize: Rs. 10,000/- (Ten Thousand only)

(Certificates will be awarded to the Top Ten contestants.)

Send the photographs with entry form details to :




Entry Form Details 

  1.  Full Name:
  2. Address
  3. Contact Details (Mobile No. & Email address):
  4. Title / Caption of Photographs
  5. Description of Photographs :
                                        a. Location of Photograph :
                                         b. Aperture  :
                                         c. Shutter Speed :
                                         d. ISO :
                                         e.  Date :
Send the photographs with details to :

Click Here to Download Contest Entry Form

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14 thoughts on “Online Photography Contest Guidelines

  1. I have a question.In the above mentioned criteria for the photography contest,criteria number 11.says All the entries must be based on the subjects of Sikkim.Does this mean that the photographs should be clicked in Sikkim only.Does it mean that we can sent the photographs clicked in other states.

  2. Hello i have to ask what if we take photos fron mobile phone and can’t find Sutter speed and many more details can you please suggest some ideas about how to maintain the description of photos….

  3. “You may submit maximum of only two photographs for all the categories as per your wish.”

    Does this mean one can submit 6 photographs in total maximum. 2 in each category? Or maximum of 2 only.

  4. Hello i have submitted 2 photos in two category..May i send 4 more photos and could you please once checked that sent photographs, either it is in right format or not..

  5. Rules 7 and 8 which are for acceptable limits of photo editing, does photo stacking which is common for long exposure photographs acceptable?

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