Karnataka Tourism Monthly Contest

Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka in association with Youth Photographic Society, is pleased to invite you to participate in the Monthly Photography Contest sponsored by Department of Tourism to promote tourism in Karnataka.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Your photographs on Karnataka will show the entire world the beauty and diversity of Karnataka. The Picture of the Month will be displayed in large hoardings of the Department, which are put up at prominent places, with the name of the photographer. Award-winning pictures will be used in promotion material of the Department with due credits to the photographer.

Year of the Wild

The year 2017 has been declared by Karnataka Tourism as the "Year of the Wild" and will cater to tourists keen on exploring the wilderness and wildlife of Karnataka. Karnataka Government plans to open nine eco-trekking routes in Western Ghats which will be opened to tourists and trekkers.

Karnataka Beaches

The current theme is Karnataka Beaches bringing out the beauty of Karavali Region consisting of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts.

Karnataka has a coastline of 320 KMs facing West towards the Arabian Sea spread between Mangalore in the south to Karwar in the North. The Karavali or Canara Region, as it is known locally, offers more than 20 beaches with varying topography from sand to rocky edges. Gokarna, Karwar, Mangalore, Udupi, Malpe, Ullal and Murudeshwar are among them. The Arabian Sea has been part of the life of this region from food to cuture to business to lifestyle. The region is also rich in heritage with many shrines and churches along the coast. Let us celebrate the natural beauty of the beaches and the life, culture and heritage around them. All pictures submitted must feature beaches of Karnataka in the picture.

The contest winner's picture (Picture of the Month) will be displayed by Karnataka Tourism in large hoardings in prominent places with due credit to the Photographer. Also selected pictures from this contest will be used in promotional materials such as hoardings and publications distributed all over the world with due credits to the photographer.

Submit your pictures! Shoot to Fame!

Upcoming Themes

March 2017: Temples of Karnataka
April 2017: Karnataka Landscapes

Last date to submit pictures is Feb 28, 2017

Here are some key points to note:

  • The contest is open to photo enthusiasts from all over India.
  • Pictures submitted must have been shot in Karnataka.
  • If the picture submitted has recognizable faces in prominence, the photographer submitting the picture should have the concurrence of the person(s) in the photograph for use in promotional material.
  • Karnataka Tourism plans to publicize the Picture of the Month through large hoardings placed in prominent places with due credits to the Photographer. Selected pictures will also be used in other promotional materials. Hence the photographer must be in a position to provide a full resolution picture in TIFF or JPEG format with at least 4500 pixels on the long side.

Read all Terms and Conditions before submitting your pictures.

The contest was hosted by Youth Photographic Society (YPS) Bengaluru.





Karnataka Beaches

Picture of the Month 1

Karnataka Tourism will be displaying the Picture of the Month in large hoardings in prominent places with due credit to the Photographer.

Certificate of Merit 5

The Photographer would be provided a Certificate from Karnataka Tourism.