After two immensely successful seasons, the Nature India Photo Contest is back with its 2016 edition.
The theme for this year’s contest is simply “Nature” — but, as always, we will be looking for some inherent connect of your photo with science — the more the science element in your photo, the merrier!
The theme for our inaugural photo competition in 2014 was “Science & technology in India”. Last year, it was “Patterns”, and both years we saw some breathtaking entries from across the world. You might want to take a look at the winning entries of the Nature India Photo Contest 2014 and 2015 for some inspiration or the entries that made it to the top to get an idea of what we look for while selecting winners.
As for the prizes — three lucky winners chosen by our editorial and design team will be featured on Nature India. The winning entries stand a chance of being on the cover of one of our forthcoming print publications. The winner and two runners-up will receive a copy of the Nature India Special Annual Volume 2016 and a bag of goodies (which includes Collector’s first issues of Nature, November 1869 and Scientific American, August 1845; and some other keepsakes) from the Nature Research Group.
The contest is open to everyone – any nationality, any age, any profession. The only keyword for the subject of the picture is: ‘Nature’ — from the tiniest to the biggest, the quirkiest to the simplest and from the disturbing to the placid. You could use whatever camera you wish to – even your cell phone – as long as the photograph you send us high quality, unedited, original, in digital format and of printable quality. Just make sure you are not violating any copyrights. Also, no obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or other inappropriate content please.
Photographs will be judged for novelty, creativity, quality and printability.
Please send your entries in jpeg format to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact details. Please mention “Nature India Photo Contest 2016” in the subject line of your email. The photograph must be accompanied by a brief caption (please see the photo captions here for reference) explaining the subject of the picture along with the date, time and place it was taken . We will accept a maximum of two entries per person. The last date for submissions is November 25, 2016. If you are on social media, please use the hashtag #NatureIndphoto to talk about thecontest or to check out our latest updates.
So, get, set, click and send!