Click A Smile Photography Contest 2016


December 23, 2016


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About the contest

Click a Smile is an annual photography competition conducted by The Akshaya Patra Foundation, which provides wholesome mid-day meals to over 1.7 million children across 11 states in India. Following its success last year, this year, Click A Smile 2016 is set to go even further. The competition, which is open to both amateur and professional photographers worldwide, focusses on celebrating the innocence and joy of a child’s smile. The criteria of the competition therefore, is that the entries must be a picture of a smiling child (or children) from anywhere in the world, in any setting, ranging from home, school, playground or even the neighbourhood.

Entries will be accepted from November 20, 2016 to December 23, 2016, during which contestants can upload their best three photographs with captions for judging. The shortlisted entries will be judged by a panel of professionals from the industry, who will select the top three winners. These winners will receive trophies, certificates and gift vouchers.

In 2015, Click A Smile saw an overwhelming response, with 1700 entries being registered from 80 countries. This year, spirits are soaring and preparations are underway for a cracker of a competition!

So get clicking, and register yourself for Click A Smile 2016

Rules and regulations

  1. Contest closes on December 23, 2016.
  2. The contest is open to all, regardless of age and nationality
  3. Participants must complete the registration process as per the terms and conditions mentioned here under :
  4. Participants can submit a maximum of three photographs clicked by themselves.
  5. Photographs should be digital (for example: JPEG format) and capable of being transferred to a computer. Akshaya Patra will not be responsible for any compatibility issues that may arise.
  6. The file size must not exceed 4 MB, with a minimum resolution of 800 pixels.
  7. Akshaya Patra shall not be liable for any error in uploading the photographs for the contest.
  8. Any direct or indirect expenses incurred by the participant while participating in the contest shall be borne solely by the participant and Akshaya Patra shall not be responsible for the same.
  9. All the photographs will be judged on the basis of content, composition, sensitivity, creativity and style.
  10. Both colour as well as black-and-white photographs will be accepted in the contest.
  11. Objects should not be added to or removed from the frame in order to enhance the shot.
  12. Participants will not be allowed to see other competing entries.
  13. The photograph must not be manipulated.
  14. Multiple exposures, composite images, sandwich shots and photographs which consist in any way of more than one separate image or which have been manipulated, are not eligible.
  15. Photographs submitted must be entirely original and taken by the participant.
  16. Akshaya Patra reserves the unconditional right to use the photographs for non-commercial electronic and print communication material.
  17. 17. The prize is not exchangeable for any product or item. It is non-transferable and cannot be encashed under any circumstances.
  18. The photographs submitted by the participant shall neither be in violation of any third-party Intellectual Property Right or any other law, nor shall they be defamatory/obscene/vulgar, detrimental to national interest, prejudicial to the interest of The Akshaya Patra Foundation or society in general. Akshaya Patra reserves the right to reject such entries.
  19. The Akshaya Patra Foundation reserves the right to, at any time, disqualify participants who register photographs that are not in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contest or who tamper with the entry process.
  20. The competition is not open to Akshaya Patra employees and their family members.
  21. The contest shall be void, if prohibited by law.
  22. Entry to the contest is Free - There is no fee charged from the participants

For more information click "Further official information" below.

For any queries and information related to the contest please contact the undersigned

Anuradha Goswami

080 30143400 Ext: 346

The Akshaya Patra Foundation
#72, 3rd Floor, 3rd Main Road, 1st & 2nd Stage
Yeshwantpur Industrial Suburb, Rajajinagar Ward No. 10
Bangalore – 560022

For more information click "Further official information" below.

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December 01, 2016