YPS Wildlife Contest 2018  

YPS Wildlife Photography Contest 2018

Welcome to YPS Wildlife Photography Contest 2018

Youth Photographic Society (YPS) is one of the oldest photo clubs in India with 47 successful years behind it. Over the last few years, YPS has gone through a digital transformation modernizing its services. Visit YPS Website. We are pleased to welcome you to YPS Wildlife Photography Contest 2018. We aim to make your participation experience seamless and memorable throughout. To achieve this, we have designed a world-class web-site with the following features:

  • No need for separate "Submission". All pictures uploaded are treated as submitted.
  • Ability to upload, edit and replace pictures any time till the last date.
  • Easy Payment through card any time. Automatic and immediate credit of amount to your account.
  • Ability to change/increase the number of sections of participation till the last date.

We hope you have a great experience.

- YPS Wildlife Photography Contest 2018 Committee



Wildlife Contest Results have been published. Please check the Results Page.

Login and Check your pictures

Use the same Login-ID and Password that you used for uploading pictures, to login. Click on My Results and see how each of your pictures has performed.

Distribution of Prizes

Prizes will be distributed during Wildlife Week Celebration at Venkatappa Art Gallery between Fri, Oct 5, 2018 and Sun, Oct 7, 2018. The three days will see celebration of the three genres of Nature Photography through Slideshows and interaction with experts in that area. Winners will have the opportunity to receive their awards from the speakers on the respective days. Please consult the Exhibition Schedule for details.


Judging was completed on schedule at JP Nagar Cultural Association. The judging started with Macro section. Mr. Hayath Mohammed, Mr. T A Jayakumar and Mr. Uday Hegde went through 351 pictures to select the best 3. The quality of the final set of pictures made the judges to go through and debate every one of them against technical quality, difficulty factor and rarity of the natural history to select the final three. They all agreed that every one of the finalists was a winner.

Judging of Birds and Wildlife pictures were held post-lunch. In all 730 pictures were scored and reviewed by Mr. Suresh Basavaraju, Mr. A K Raju and Mr. Prasanna Venkatesh Gubbi to finalize the six winners across the two sections. Again the judges had to make tough choices to select the final three pictures under each section.

The judging was closed by 4:30 PM. Mr. Satish, President, Youth Photographic Society, thanked the judges and presented them with a memento.


Contest Dates

Last Date for submission of entries Digital: Thu, Sep 20, 2018
Submission will automatically cease at midnight INDIA time. Submissions through email/posts will not be judged.
Judging Date Sat, Sep 22, 2018 Venue: JP Nagar Cultural Association, 43, P-1, 3rd Cross, 19th A Main,
JP Nagar 2nd Phase
Bengaluru - 560078..
Announcement of Results Tue, Sep 25, 2018 The results will be posted on the salon website. Each entrant would also receive an email intimation of the same.
Wildlife Week Celebration & Awards October 5 - 7, 2018 Venue: Venkatappa Art Gallery, Kasturba Rd, Sampangi Rama Nagar,
Ambedkar Veedhi,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001.

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General Awards

Best Picture Award - Birds 1

2nd Award - Birds 1

3rd Award - Birds 1

Best Picture Award - Macro 1

2nd Award - Macro 1

3rd Award - Macro 1

Best Picture Award - Wildlife 1

2nd Award - Wildlife 1

3rd Award - Wildlife 1


Submission End Date :
For Digital: September 20, 2018
Judging : September 22, 2018

Results : September 25, 2018

Wildlife Week Celebration : October 5 - 7, 2018


Contact: Mr. Satish H, MFIAP, MICS, ARPS, Hon.FICS, Hon.YPS, Hon.ECPA, satishtusker@gmail.com, 94486-87595
Contact: Mr. Murali Santhanam, murali.santhanam@yahoo.co.in, 94813-69204

Youth Photographic Society Bengaluru
TT Hall, 3rd Floor,
State Youth Centre of Karnataka,
Nrupathanga Road, Bengaluru - 560001.
Email: contest@ypsbengaluru.com

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Youth Photographic Society

Youth Photographic Society (YPS) Bengaluru, the hosts for this contest, is a not-for-profit organization started in 1971 to further the Art of Photography. With over 400 members, YPS is among the largest Photography Clubs in India and also boasts of hosting 44 National and International Salons. It has been nurtured by doyens of Indian Photography like Late Mr. T N A Perumal, Late Mr. E Hanumantha Rao and Late Mr. C Rajagopal. The club conducts regular slideshows on every first and third saturday of the month, alongside exhibitions and workshops, for the benefit of its members.

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