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Adults: ₹1180 (₹1000 + 18% GST)
Young Photographers (17 and under): ₹590 (₹500 + 18% GST)
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Here is a quick reference for some of the questions you might have. But do read the Terms & Conditions of the contest for the nitty-gritty. In fact, we insist you do so before submitting your images.
I can’t find a submit button. Have my entries gone through?
Your submissions get saved in our database as and when you upload them, so we did away with the submit button. We are cool like that. You have time until the contest closes at 11:59 PM (India Time – UTC + 05:30) on Sunday, May 31, 2020 to review, modify and delete your entries. When the contest comes to a close, all the images on your upload page are automatically considered as your final submissions.
Photos after upload seem to lose colour and brightness, the thumbnail preview looks different. Should I be concerned?
The photos you have uploaded are saved in their original form, without any changes or edits, directly in our database. What you see as thumbnails on the site are just low-resolution previews of the same images. The judges will not be looking at these previews, they will only be looking at the files saved in our database.
Is cropping allowed?
Cropping is allowed as long as the original message/content of the photograph is not altered drastically.
Is it mandatory to submit images in all the categories?
Of course, not! You can submit in just one category, if you so wish. However, we urge you to submit all of your best work, across categories.
Can I submit images of captive animals?
Unless you are trying to highlight a wildlife conservation issue, our answer is NO.
When does the contest close?
The contest will close when the clock strikes 11:59 PM (India Time – UTC + 05:30) on Sunday, May 31, 2020.
Will the deadline be extended?
No, it will not be extended. Not even if you send us cake. Well, COVID-19 had other plans. For the first time in the history of the contest, we are extending the deadline, from May 17 to May 31, 2020.
Once the contest is closed, can I review my entries?
No. You must finish reviewing your entries before the contest closes, at 11:59 PM (India Time – UTC + 05:30) on Sunday, May 31, 2020
How will I know if my image is shortlisted?
While we would love to send Hedwig your way (and we are working on that), for now, we entrust this to our email servers. You will receive an email from us notifying you that your image/s have been shortlisted.
Will I hear from you if my image is not shortlisted?
Due to the large volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to notify participants individually if their images haven’t been shortlisted.
Will you inform me in advance if I have won an award?
While you won’t find out exactly what you have won (you are not Sherlock!), you will be informed if you are among the winners so that you can attend the Festival to receive your award in person.
Why do you charge entry fees?
The modest participation fee covers the cost of bringing together an expert panel of judges to review and score each image, as well as submission administration costs and exhibition venue hire.
Can I log in with last year’s login details?
We are new and improved this year. Of course, you have to sign up anew to be able to log in and participate.
Can I use the login details of film awards to log in to photography awards and vice versa?
The film and photography awards are independent of each other. We are delighted that you want to participate for both, you will need to sign up separately for both.
I did not get a confirmation email after signing up. Why?
Please check your spam folder, sometimes we get grouped with the dirty bunch. Blasphemous, right!
Unable to log in, the password is not working. What do I do?
You need to go to the login page and generate a new password using your registered email ID. Again, make sure to check your spam folder, if you can’t find the email with the new password in your inbox.
Will Friday be present at the Festival?
Of course, what’s a party without Friday and her infectious energy to keep us all pumped up!
Contest Rules and Guidelines
We invite photographers to submit images that generate a sense of wonder and empathy with nature's biodiversity. Both, adults (above 17 years) and young photographers (17 and under), can participate in this photography contest. The winners will be announced at the Nature inFocus Festival in Bangalore.
REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION
Submissions for the NiF Photography Awards 2018 are now closed.
Results will be announced at the Nature inFocus Photography Festival on 19 and 20 August, 2018 at Crowne Plaza, Bangalore.
Registrations to attend the festival will be open soon.
Category Winners: ₹50,000 + Certificate + Trophy + Wulfpro K9 Camera Bag + Guided tour from Nature Wanderers
Category Runners-up: ₹25,000 + Certificate + Trophy + Wulfpro B2 Bean Bag
NiF Photographer of the Year: Category award ₹50,000 + ₹50,000 for Title + Certificate + Trophy + Guided tour at Notch Bush Safaris in Maasai Mara National Reserve from Nature Wanderers