India Photography Awards conducts monthly and annual competitions for Indian professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale. The competitions run every month and the top 20 images from each month, within each category, qualify for the annual competition.
Images submitted up to the 10th of every month will be considered for that months contest. Images submitted on or after 11th of every month will be considered for next month’s contest.
The contest has two categories; there will be three winners announced in the monthly contest and five winners announced in the annual contest across each category.
Nature – the sub-categories include wildlife, landscape and macro.
Travel – the sub-categories include people (not portraits), culture, customs, buildings and monuments.
In addition to the above two categories, InPA also run theme based competitions.
In the monthly contests, the winners will be decided by the number of votes. The image with the highest number of votes across both categories (Nature and Travel) will be declared as a winner of the monthly competition and will get a cash award of Rs.10,000/-.
In the annual competition, the winners will be chosen by the jury members. The winners of the annual competition within each category, in addition to inPA certificates and merchandise, will also get a big ticket prize (to be announced soon).
Theme-based competitions are run from time to time and winners will get inPA certificates.
There is an entry fee applicable, which varies basis number of images submitted.
5 Images – Rs. 1,500/-
10 Images – Rs. 2,100/-
20 Images – Rs. 2,400/-
Single Image – Rs. 1400/-
5 Images – Rs. 3,500/-
10 Images – Rs. 4,200/-
The competition is open to Indian Nationals only. The image could have been taken anywhere in the world.