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Posted on: August 31, 2020 |


      Since time immemorial, India and Nepal share deep-rooted socio-cultural connect and people to people ties. To cherish this special and unique bond, Embassy of India and B.P. Koirala India-Nepal Foundation announce ‘Maitri Through My Lens’ Photography Contest. It will celebrate this multi-faceted relationship between the people of two great countries through the language of photography. Contestants may focus on themes that capture the common threads of bonhomie in the field of arts, architecture, dance, education, religion, festivals and celebrations etc. They may also focus on socio-economic development and iconic projects which capture partnership of both the countries towards economic prosperity.

1.     Eligibility criteria:

      The contestant should be a Nepali Citizen.

2.      Entry Guidelines:

a.      All entries must be in JPEG format.

b.     Each entry must be representative of the central theme “India – Nepal       Friendship”.

c.      Participants must ensure that the entries submitted are of good quality and high resolution.

d.     There is no entry fee for this competition.

e.   Contestants can submit more than one entry subject to the condition that only 1 prize can be given to any contestant.

f.  The cost of making the photo is to be borne by the applicant and NO   reimbursement for the same will be given by the Embassy.

g.  Participants submitting the Photos for the competition are solely responsible for copyright regulations, if any. Their undertaking that the Photos don’t infringe on any copyrights or intellectual property rights is inherent and included in their act of submission of their entries to this competition. 


3.     Competition timelines:

a. The entries may be sent starting from 31st August 2020 on our email id (indembphotocomp2020@gmail.com).


b.     Deadline- 30th September, 2020.


c.      The name of winners will be announced on the Embassy website and  social media handles (Twitter & Facebook) of Embassy of India, Kathmandu.


d.     Prizes:

S No.

Category of Prizes

Prize Money


1st Prize

50,000 NRs.


2nd Prize

30,000 NRs.


3rd Prize

15,000 NRs.


Consolation Prize (Total 5)

6,000 NRs. each

4.     Entry submission format:

Every entry forwarded to email id (indembphotocomp2020@gmail.com) must include the following:

a.      Name

b.     Age

c.      Gender

d.     Postal Address

e.      E-mail Address

f.       Mobile number

g.      Caption of Photo: Photo Caption may include the subject of the image, the location where the image was taken and name of the photographer.

h.     Every entry must include an undertaking in the following format:

I certify that the Photo(s) submitted by me for “MAITRI THROUGH MY LENS” do(es) not infringe on any copyrights or intellectual property rights and may be used by Embassy of India, Kathmandu on its website and various print/online and social media platforms (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter etc.) after giving due courtesy/credit to me.”

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