Kolkata photographers winners of National Photo Contest
New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) Pravin Rawat from Indore and Jayanta Roy from Kolkata were today declared winners of the first prize in the Black and White and Colour Section respectively of 18th National Photo Contest, whose theme was 'Life and Water'.
A total of 2,018 entries were received for the competition from 524 entrants from different parts of the country.
A National Jury comprising of renowned and eminent photographers went through all the entries and selected a total number of 133 photographs for the exhibition in addition to the award wining photographs.
The second prize went to Mr Puranjit Gangopadhyay in the Black&White category, while in the colour category, this prize was bagged by Kumar Paul. Both of them hail from Kolkata.
The winners of the 3rd prize in the Black and white and colour categories are Hemshankar Pathak and Mahendra Rathore (both from Indore).
The first prize carries a cash award of Rs 20,000, a memento and a citation. The second and third prizes comprise of Rs 15,000 Rs 10,000 respectively with a memento and citation.
Mr S K Arora, Secretary, Ministry of Information&Broadcasting will give away the prizes to the award winners and inaugurate the exhibition of the selected photographs here on March 28. The exhibition will remain open till April 2.
The Photo Division of the Ministry of Information&Broadcasting organizes the photo contest in which photographers can send a maximum number of four photographs.
The aim of the contest is to encourage the talent available in the country.
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