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Union MoS Dr L. Murugan confers 8th National Photography Awards

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8th National Photography Awards

Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Dr L. Murugan presented the 8th National Photography awards in New Delhi. A total of thirteen awards were presented during the ceremony today including 6 each in the Professional and Amateur category. The theme for the Professional category was “Life and Water”, while in the Amateur category the theme was “Cultural Heritage of India”.

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A total of 13 awards were presented comprising of one Lifetime Achievement Award with cash prize of Rs.3,00,000; one award each in Professional Photographer of the Year category and Amateur Photographer of the Year category with cash prize of Rs.1,00,000 and Rs.75,000 respectively; and 5 Special Mention Awards in both Professional and Amateur categories with cash prize of Rs.50,000/- and Rs.30,000/- each respectively.

Winners of the 8th National Photography Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Ms Sipra Das

Professional Photographer of the Year Award

  • Shri Sasi Kumar Ramachandran

Special Mention Awards in the Professional category

  • Shri Dipjyoti Banik
  • Shri Manish Kumar Chauhan
  • Shri R S Gopakumar
  • Shri Sudipto Das
  • Shri Umesh Harishchandra Nikam

Amateur Photographer of the Year Award

  • Shri Arun Saha

Special Mention Awards in the Amateur category

  • Shri C S Sreeranj
  • Dr Mohit Wadhawan
  • Shri Ravishankar S L
  • Shri Subhadip Bose
  • Shri Tharun Adurugatla

Jury for 8th National Photography Awards

Shri Vijay Kranti, Chairman of Jury for the awards informed the audience that a total of 9 entries were received for Lifetime Achievement Award while 12 were entered in the category on recommendation of Jury members. He further informed that 462 entries with a total of 4,535 images were received for the Professional category. These entries were received from 21 States and 4 Union Territories. In the Amateur category, 874 entries with 6,838 images were received from 24 States and 6 Union Territories.

Members of the Jury for 8th National Photography Awards

  • Shri Vijay Kranti, Chairman
  • Shri Jagdish Yadav, Member
  • Shri Ajay Aggarwal, Member
  • Shri K. Madhavan Pillai, Member
  • Ms. Ashima Narain, Member, and
  • Shri Sanjiv Misra, Photographic Officer, Photo Division, Member Secretary.

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