KATHMANDU, July 26: IME Global IME Nepal Photo Contest 2016 has started in the capital on Tuesday.
Organized by Photo Journalists Club Nepal, in the contest as many as 6,670 photos under seven different genres sent by 811 photographers will be evaluated. There will be two rounds of evaluation.
In the first round of screening, 160 photos will be selected while the second round will announce first, second and third best photos from each genre including the IME Global IME Bank ‘Photo of the Year.’
The winner will receive a cash prize Rs 100,000 along with a certificate while the first, second and third will receive Rs 30,000, 20,000 and 10,000 along with certificates, respectively.
The winner will be announced on Friday amidst a program to be held at Rastriya Nachghar in Jamal, Kathmandu.
The top160 photos will be put in an exhibition in Kathmandu, Biratnagar, Dharan, Sauraha, Bhairaha, Pokhara, Nepalgunj and Dhangadhi before being exhibited in Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal, Kathmandu. The photo exhibition in Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal will take place on August 31 until September 6, 2016.
Following the announcement of the winner, the participants will have an interaction with Prashanta Panjiyar, senior South Asian Indian photojournalist, Keshav Thoker, secretary and program coordinator of the club, told Republica Online.