World Tourism Day Digital Photography Contest 2016

Photo Contest | Last Date Sep 24 | Department of Tourism

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Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka in association with Youth Photographic Society, is conducting a Digital Photography Contest to mark the World Tourism Day 2016. The contest is open to all photographers, whether amateurs or professionals or tourists, from India. There are two categories, namely, Karnataka Heritage and Karnataka Nature. Each Participant can post up to 4 photographs under each category. The winner and runner will be selected by a jury of 3 judges. There is no Entry Fee. All the pictures must have been taken in Karnataka.

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

Requesting YPS Members to participate and win recognition and prizes.

Attractive Prizes

Department of Tourism has announced 2 Cash Prizes and 5 Certificates of Merit in each of the two categories. The Winner in each category will receive a Cash Prize of Rs. 25,000/- and the Runner will receive a Cash Prize of Rs. 15,000/-.

Contest Calendar

Closing Date : 24th September 2016 Midnight

Judging : 25th September 2016

Notification : 25th September 2016

Award Function : 26th September 2016

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YPS Meet | Sep 3 | Travel Photography

Even as the excitement from the World Photography Day Celebration and Exhibition was dying YPS announced the programs for September and also Portrait Workshop for October. The first YPS Meet for September was held in the YPS Hall on September 3rd with a slide show and talk on Travel Photography by Murali Santhanam, Director, YPS based on his trips to Russia. Despite a long weekend and the festival on Monday, around 35 enthusiasts attended the program.  Continue reading Marvellous Moscow

Travel Photography by Murali Santhanam

September 3 | 6:30 PM | YPS Hall

Travel Photography by Murali Santhanam

Many of us keep traveling to different places for work. Planning a photo shoot as part of such travel will help in building an enviable collection of images. There are many challenges to be tackled to make good pictures in an unknown place, including language, culture food etc. Murali Santhanam, Director, YPS will be sharing his experiences in photographing in Russia and sharing his pictures.

YPS Newsletter September 2016


From Editor’s Desk

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The month of August being, Shraavana masa, an auspicious month for Hindus, was also auspicious for photographers as well, due to World Photography Day celebrated very grandly on 20th and 21st August 2016.

We are also having fantastic programmes for all of you enthusiastic members with a variety of workshops and outings. When YPS was in bad shape for some time, members were complaining of lack of programmes, workshops and activities. Now the present committee is striving hard to organize quality programmes for the benefit of its members. It is for you to utilize it properly and attend these programmes to gain photographic knowledge. There are immense learning opportunities for all of you.

An 8-member group is attending Desert Photography Workshop at Jaisalmer from 8th to 17th Sept 2016. Those who have missed don’t get disheartened since there is another opportunity waiting for you. The Federation of Indian Photography Convention is scheduled for 9 to 11 December 2016 in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Check their website and plan well in advance to assure your participation. Website:

YPS Newsletter goes digital

From September 2016, everyone who have subscribed to emails on YPS will be getting an email to download the Newsletter. By default all members are subscribed to YPS emails. If you are not receiving emails, please send a request through Contact Us page. Henceforth printed Newsletter will be posted only to YPS Members who have requested for printed Newsletters. YPS Members who want to receive YPS Newsletters by post are requested to send an SMS to H Satish (9448687595) or to Vikas Sastry ( 9945657175) with the message “I want to receive YPS Newsletter by post – Name, YPS Membership Number” on or before September 17th.

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