Picture Jharkhand Grand Prize Winner Travels to Belgrade
BELGRADE. 4-6 April 2018
The Information and Public Relations Department (IPRD), Government of Jharkhand announced the Picture Jharkhand Photography Contest on the 19th of August on World Photography Day with theme: Jharkhand. Its Land, People and Culture. The contest was organized in partnership with the Jharkhand Photographic Association, National Institute of Design (academic partner) and Jharcraft (lead prize sponsor). The contest was conducted online through www.picturejharkhand.com. The contest closed on 29th November.
A total of 1903 photographs was submitted from 163 cities. The Grand Jury panel, comprising of eminent international, national and regional professionals identified the Top 25 winners and declared Sunil Kumar from Simdega as the Grand Prize Winner.
IPRD organised an Award Ceremony on the 28th of December at Audrey House in Ranchi to felicitate and confer awards and certificates to the winners. It was declared that Sunil Kumar, the Grand Prize Winner won a 3-day trip to Belgrade, Serbia to undertake a short photography assignment. Honouring that declaration, Sudhir John Horo, Special Secretary, IPRD has facilitated Sunil Kumar's visit to Belgrade with the support of the Embassy of India in Belgrade.
Sunil Kumar was warmly hosted by the Indian Ambassador to Serbia, HE Smt. Narinder Chauhan at the Indian Embassy. On behalf of the state of Jharkhand, Sunil presented a print of his award-winning photograph to the Indian Ambassador.
Over these three days, Sunil shall be documenting his experience in Belgrade and neighbouring areas. PictureJharkhand hopes to curate a selection of these photographs into an exhibition Serbia in the Eyes of an Indian Photographer for the public of Jharkhand to get an insight into the culture and lifestyle in Serbia. During his visit to Belgrade, Sunil will also be visiting some of the important cultural and visual arts museums as part of the study component of his trip.
PictureJharkhand will be organizing an interactive session with Sunil Kumar on his return to Jharkhand, later this month at Suchana Bhawan to share his Serbian experience through select photographs and anecdotes.
More details and regular updates on Sunil's Serbia trip can be found on www.facebook.com/picturejharkhand
For more details, contact
Information and Public Relations Department
Government of Jharkhand
Grand Prize Winner
SUNIL KUMAR Simdega (Wins a 3-day photography trip to Belgrade)SUDIPTO DAS Kolkata SOMENATH MUKHOPADHYAY Suri DEBDATTA CHAKRABORTY Kolkata PRANAB BASAK Kolkata SHARMISTHA HALDAR Bokaro SANTANU DAS Suri MD MUNTAZIR Ramgarh PREMJIT MONDAL Dhanbad PRAKASH KESHRI Ranchi
(professional photographers bag from Lowe Pro) (Please collect your bags from IPRD office in Suchana Bhawan on January 10)ANKUSH KASERA Bokaro SIDHARTH RAJ Kolkata UMANG SONI Ranchi SAIKAT CHATTOPADHYA Daltonganj HARDEEP SINGH Ranchi
(gift hamper from Jharcraft)TAPAS DAS Jamshedpur CHANDAN PAUL Dhanbad UTTAM MANDAL Jamshedpur MANOB CHOWDHURY Ranchi PRANJAL KUMAR Ranchi
(gift hamper from Jharcraft))SANJEET SWARNKAR Dhanbad ABHAY KUMAR Ranchi GAURAV KUMAR Jamshedpur SHIVAM GUPTA Chakradharpur ABHAY RAI Ranchi
All those who have could not attend the event to collect their prizes from Shri Avinash Kumar Assistant Director, IPRD Suchana Bhawan between 3rd and 5th January.
The ranking of the Top 25 photographers
will be declared during a special event
in Audrey House, Ranchi on December 28.
The announcement of the ranking
will be followed by a prize distribution
ceremony and the opening
of a week-long exhibition.
The works of these Top 25 photographers
are currently being examined and evaluated
by the Grand Jury that comprises of –
Photographer, Artist, Cultural Entrepreneur
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
SUDHIR JOHN HORO
Photographer, Engineer, Author
Photographer and Filmmaker
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The photographer with the best entry will win a 3 day trip to Serbia
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