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SWOT's International Photography Contest 2017 (CLOSED)

photography contest


For SIPC Awards 2017 we have 4 categories, The categories are:

  • Landscape & Environment
  • Birds
  • Wild Life
  • Travel & Documentary

Submissions: Each participant can submit unlimited photographs.
Entry Fee: US$.12.50 (Single Entry*)
Last Date to Submit: All entries must be submitte on or before February 25, 2017 11.30PM IST

*Single Photo in Single Category


1st Grand Prize US$.2000
2nd Prize US$.1200
3rd Prize US$.800
4th Prize US$.500
5th Prize US$.250
Special Category Winners (in each category) US$.150

*Prize Money may be increased/decreased in case of entries count.

Terms & Conditions

All photographs need to be of Category Wise Only.
All entries need to be made online as uploads after pay the entry fee.
Entrants must be below 18 years of age as on Feb 28, 2017 to participate
There are no print entries. Entries sent through email, prints, or through any other means, will not be considered.

Entrants must ensure that they use the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to register, login and upload entries.
Images must be in JPEG files with a minimum resolution of 1600x1200. The file size should not exceed 2MB.
There must be no identifying marks, names, dates or copyright information on the face of the images uploaded. This will immediately eliminate that image as an entry.
While there are no restrictions on the type of camera used, uploaded images made with digital cameras of any sort must contain the original EXIF metadata information.
Scanned film or prints must contain scanner EXIF metadata information.
Once an entry is uploaded, the system does not allow for modification or deletion of that entry.
Entrants must ensure that they select their entries carefully before uploading.
Entrants are not allowed to register themselves more than once with different identities. Any entrant found doing so, will be immediately disqualified.
The submission photography must not having any watermarks and should be your own creation.
We just publish your photo after you won the contest. Copyright of your photo remains of your own.

JUDGING AND RESULTS A panel of judges will be appointed by SWOT Media to judge the competition during all its phases. Judging of entries will be anonymous, with no information about participants or images or videos available to judges. Entries will be judged on the basis of relevance, interpretation, expression, emotive content, creativity, technique and aesthetics of an image or set of images. Judging will occur on the basis of an automated system of points awarded for images moving into successive rounds of eliminations.
Entrants may be contacted for a high-resolution JPEG or RAW file of their image, original unedited footage, and other identification / age / residence documents, etc., for potential shortlisting purposes during the competition. Failure to produce such details within three days will eliminate an entrant from the shortlisting process.
The decision of the judges will be final. SWOT Media will not enter into any correspondence regarding the judging or the organization of the competition.
*Timelines are subject to change. Keep a watch on this site for any updates.

How to Apply

Step #1 Pay US$.12.50 for more (as per your submissions) through this:

Number of Submissions

*You can personally select how many submissions you want at the time of payment.

Step #2 After Successful Payment you will redirect to our submission section page where you can submit your photos with your email id which you done with payment.

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