EAS - Emerging Anjali Shutterbug

Emerging Anjali Shutterbugs Contest

EAS (Emerging Anjali Shutterbugs) is a new initiative in Anjali to recognize the power of photography. A picture captures a thousand words and by encouraging anybody to pick up a camera to shoot a photograph Anjali organizers want to bring visibility to many subtle issues.

In 2017, Amateur Photographers, College and School students are invited to participate in “Celebrating Childhood” photography contest. The focus of the competition is to capture, articulate and demonstrate the ability of people, flora and fauna to overcome adversity to survive and flourish. Four works are to be submitted of which two should focus on disability. The overcoming of adversity might be depicted via the ‘ability to be me’, the ability to ‘see the light at the end of the tunnel’ or the ability to ‘step outside the shadows’. Whatever the content, the image must focus on the ability of someone or something.

The other aim of the contest is to help amateur photographers recognize the elements of disability to appreciate and accommodate the ‘beauty’ in disability.

Submissions will be accepted until 25th September, 2017 after which a panel will select the best 100. A designated jury will decide the winners.Then the best 100 will be posted online and general public will be invited to vote for their favorite photographs.

The event will culminate as an exhibition of the best 100 photos will be put up in a national level exhibition. The winners will be honoured in the Anjali dais and photos published in a specially designate website.



"Heroes Never Say Die".


Black and white or colour paper photographs, any technique or process will be accepted.

Number of Works

A maximum of four, not having been awarded any prize in any other contests. Two works will focus on‘Overcoming Disability.’

Last Date of Submission:
25th September 2017.


The photographic image will not exceed 30 x 40 cm. The photographs will be sent without any support.


Only "THE TITLE" of the work will be mentioned on the back of it. The cover letter should mention, name, address, email id, mobile number and college/disability/organization details as per category.


The members of the jury will be renowned names in the photographic field.


JURY AWARDS - Three prizes and two consolation prizes (one for the best photograph taken by a student, and another one for the best photograph taken by a person with disability). First Prize –3000, second Prize – 2000 and Third Prize – 1000 in INR. Consolation prizes of 1000 each. VOTERS CHOICE AWARDS – Five prizes of 1000 INR each.

Awarded Works

All the awarded works will become part of the Swabhiman’s photographic library. Entry to this contest implies the contestants' authorization for the reproduction of their works in any media or for advertising purposes without being eligible to any payment for rights. The organization will mention the author's name on all possible reproductions. The contestants are responsible for the non-existence of third party's rights or claims of royalties.


The entry to this contest is free. Each contestant will be eligible to only one prize. The organization will handle the works with great care and will not be responsible for any damage or loss that might occur. To avoid this, works must be properly packed. Should any problem not contemplated in these rules arise, it will be solved by the organization itself. The awarding of prizes will be unquestionable. Entry to this contest means the total acceptance of the present rules.