Photography contest: click Kaikondrahalli lake

Kaikondarahalli lake is a community resource that has been heralded as one of the success stories of lake rejuvenation in Bangalore. More and more photographers have been flocking to the lake to take photos in the past years.  Since the lake inspires so many, we thought a fitting way to pay tribute to the lake would be to invite photographers to participate in a unique exhibition about the Lake.  Here are the details:

WHAT: Bring us your photographs… a leaf, a cloudy sky over the lake, the sun shimmering on the water, a gardener working with the plants, a jogger, a kid playing on the banks of the lake…anything at all, as long as you can vouch that it is an original photograph taken by you and that it was shot at the lake. When you submit your photograph to us, label your submission under one of these categories:
a) human-lake interaction
b) landscape
c) nature and wildlife

You can submit the photos in Black and White or Colour.

20 of these photos (with due credit to the photographer) will become part of a special display in Hyderabad at the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) that is part of the launch of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity! But in keeping with the true spirit of the local community that has worked hard to make the lake a treasured community space, these same photographs will also be displayed at the lake (we’ll let you know when they’ll be on display) and on the website of the Trust that is looking after the lake — Mahadevpura Parisara Samrakshane Mattu Abhivrudhi Samiti (MAPSAS).

There is no entry fee for this competition.  

WHEN: We want all submissions to reach us by September 8, 2012.  But please don’t wait until the last minute to submit. We’ll make our selection soon after and inform you if your photograph is chosen.

WHERE: Kaikondarahalli Lake, Sarjapur Road, Bangalore 560035. One KM before Wipro Headquarters or 1/4 KM after Total Mall on Sarjapur Road, when traveling from Outer Ring Road. Here is a wikimapia link to the lake:

WHO:Professional photographers, amateur photographers, wanna-be photographers or just about anyone who is inspired by the lake or by photography! You, as the photographer, will hold the rights to the photograph. But by submitting the photograph to us for consideration you give us the right to reproduce the photograph in the above-mentioned spaces and in other events/activities related to the lake. Of course, we will always credit you as the artistic genius behind the photograph!

HOW: You can email your image to us at Make sure you give us your name, phone number and email id when you submit the photos. Image files must not exceed 1MB in Size. Please re-size/optimise images for viewing on the web.  Images must be 1400PX on the longest side and uploaded as Jpeg files. Once the finalists are selected the RAW files or original capture files will be requested to make the best possible print-out of the image for the exhibition.

Bring on the submissions!

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