Chairman of Photojournalist Club and other dignitaries during the announcement IME Global IME Bank Nepal Photo Contest 2073.
KATHMANDU, June 30: Applications have been called for IME Global IME Bank Nepal Photo Contest 2073 and exhibition. Amidst a program organized in the capital on Thursday, the official website pjclub.com.np was launched for filing applications.
The Photo Journalists’ Club said that the participants can submit their photographs and also learn about the rules of the competition through the website.
According to the organizer, photos for the competition should be submitted by July 15 midnight. As per the rule of the competition, only photographs taken in Nepal and by Nepali citizens can be submitted.
The competition is divided into seven categories— Ghumphir Culture and Tourism, Nepal Telecom Nature and Wildlife, IMS Daily Life, Agrakhanchi Cement News Photo, Shikar Insurance Nepal Smile, Model Global Visa Consultancy Sports and Photo Story.
Each applicant can send a maximum of three photos in each categories and a maximum of two photo stories.
‘Photo of the Year’ will be selected among participants on July 12 will receive Rs 100,000.
Likewise, first, second and third in each categories will be awarded with Rs 30,000, Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively.
PJ Club has also announced a seven-member jury with senior photojournalist from India Prashant Panjiar as the chief jury.
Panjiar, who was a member of World Press Photo last year, will lead the jury consisting journalist Kunda Dixit, photographer Mani Lama, curator Sangita Thapa, KU School of Art’s coordinator Sujan Chitrakar, photojournalists Narendra Shrestha and Prakash Mathema.
For each category, there will be an expert in the first round judging. The experts’ pool include NTB CEO Dipak Raj Joshi, photographer Jagdish Tiwari, Federation of Nepali Journalist chairman Mahendra Bista, International Federation of Journalists’ South Asia Coordinator Ujjwal Acharya, photojournalist Devendra Man Singh and Nepal Sports Journalists Forum president Mahesh Acharya.
150 best photographs will be selected and exhibited in five major cities of the country.