Terms & Conditions

On the eve of World Tourism Day 2017 celebrations, Department of Tourism, Government of Telangana encouraging photographers and photography enthusiasts to submit their entries to Photography Contest – “Capture Your Moment in Telangana” that would highlight the state’s tourism potential in Two Categories – Heritage and Nature.


  • The contest is open to all photographers, whether amateurs or professionals, tourists or general public from India.
  • All the Photographs should be on Telangana and have been taken in Telangana State and support the promotion of Tourism potential in Telangana
  • The winners will be selected by a panel of Judges and their decision is final. No correspondence pertaining to the selection process and their decision will be entertained.
  • The panel of Judges will evaluate the images on Artistic / Visual appeal, originally, creativity and extent to which the participant captures the essence of the theme.
  • Digital manipulation (material change in the visual content) that distracts the reality of the images will not be allowed. Only basic enhancements such as sharpening, contrast, adjustments or simple cropping will be allowed. Not adhering to this face disqualification of the entry. In case of any doubt the judges can ask the winning participant to submit original file for scrutiny.
  • Each participant can submit 4 images in each category
  • All images should be in JPEG format and at least: 1600 pixels wide for a horizontal image or 1600 pixels tall for vertical image. All files must be not exceeding 4 MB at 300 DPI resolution
  • Winners must forward RAW files or 300 DPI high resolution images of winning entries to the Department of Tourism, Govt. of Telangana on demand before the formal declaration of prizes. Winners do not submit high resolution images of winning entries before formal declaration of prize will be disqualified and the jury will select new winners from remaining contestants.
  • All images should be submitted on-line through the Telangana Tourism Website www.telanganatourism.gov.in
  • No prints or film submissions will be accepted for entry in the contest.
  • All images in individual files should be clearly labeled with the participants name & address, serial number and the category and where the image was taken
  • Each image submitted must be the original work of the participant who must also be its copyright owner
  • The images that have been used for commercial purpose and / or been published earlier will not be eligible
  • The Department reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify and remove such as images which will not adhere to these set rules and regulations. And no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
  • All submitted images are non-refundable. By submitting the image for competition, the participant will be regarded as having granted the organization the right to use the image in print, broadcast / or electronic media without any fee payment for the purpose of promoting the competition and for Tourism. Where any image is so used by the organization, the participant will be acknowledged accordingly.
  • By submitting the image for competition, the participant will be regarded as having accepted and agreed to and be bound by the Rules and Regulations of the competitions.
  • A declaration may also be furnished that there would not be any objection for using the photographs by the Dept. of Tourism, Government of Telangana for promotional purposes.

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