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Dated:- 31/10/2017

Kartika 9, 2017




The Department of Information & Publicity invites entries under the Goa State Photo Contest and Exhibition Scheme -2014.

The Photo Competition has two sections with two different subjects. The topics in the category-1 is Architecture of Goa/Undiscovered Goa. The topics in category -2 Infrastructural Development in Goa (The Development taken place in Goa)

Each entry should carry photographer name, nationality, postal address, mobile number, telephone numbers, e-mail address on the back of the photographs in Block letters. Technical details such as camera used, should be sent along with the entry. Mobile images shall not be considered for the entry. A brief of the photographs and bio-data of the photographer not more than 100 words each should be attached with the entry. A certificate that all photographs are the work of original nature and taken by the entrant himself/herself is to be enclosed by the entrant. Entrants are required to send a soft copy along with photograph of high resolution.



Eligibility:- The Entrants need to submit Colour prints in 8"x12" size and can send maximum number of 4 different photographs in each section. The photographs should be mounted. There is no entry fee, No age bar and No qualification required for participation in the contest.


Individuals who are born and resident of 15years in Goa shall be given preference under this Scheme, though the Scheme does not bar others, who are residents of the State of Goa for at least 15 years prior to the application under this Scheme.


Latest resident certificate will be the proof document which will be required to be submitted by the entrants.

Prizes: First Prize in each category carries a cash prize of Rs. 20,000/- alongwith trophy and certificate. Second Prize in each category Rs. 16,000/- alongwith trophy and certificate.. Third Prize in each category Rs.12,000/- alongwith trophy and certificate. Besides five Consolation Prizes of Rs. 2,000/- each and certificate in each category.


The photographs will become a property of DIP and can used for exhibition and other publications of the Department and Government of Goa.


The last day for submission of entries is up to November 10, 2017 untill 5.00 p.m. The prizes to the winner will be presented at the National Press Day function on November 16, 2017.


The entries should be super scribed with the words: "Entries for The Goa State Photo Contest and Exhibition" and to be addressed to the Director of Information and Publicity, 3rd Floor, Udyog Bhavan, Panaji, Goa. Entries received after the closing date will not be entertained


The details of the scheme are available on gazette No.I sr. No. 47 dated 19.2.2015 and No. I sr. No 30 dated 26.10.2017 available on website of Directorate of Printing and Stationary at www.goa printingpress.gov.in .


Note:- Picture shot with drone shall not be accepted.

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