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This is an Agreement between the Applicant and Light Craft Foundation. By submitting an image applicants agree to the following Terms and Conditions:

  • ​The 'Indian Photo Festival' Photographer of the Year (IPOY) Award is open to any, 18 years of age or older.

  • The entry should be appropriate with the category to which the image is submitted.

  • Images must be taken after January 2019. Documentary Category - 50% of the images from the series must be taken after January 2019.

  • Digital files must be no longer than 2000 Pixels in either height or width and saved as Jpeg (.jpg), in RGB format and not exceed 4 MB per file, at 150dpi.

  • No identifying mark is allowed anywhere on the entry. 

  • Digital adjustments must be limited to tone and contrast, sharpening and noise reduction and any other changes to the original images are not accepted.

  • The last date for submission is  July 3rd 2022.

  • An entry fee of INR 499 ($7 USD) applies for each image. International payments - please choose PayPal from the wallets at the time of checkout and pay with your credit/debit card or PayPal account.

  • Documentary Category - The complete series of a min 15 images will be considered as a single entry and only entry fee of INR 499 ($7 USD) applies for the entire series.

  • The copyrights of the images remains with the photographer. All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used for publicity and promotional purposes in any media related to the competition, at no charge; the photographer will be credited for the use of their work.

  • The entrant must be the sole author of the photograph and the photograph must be an original work and the entrant is responsible for taking all steps necessary to protect the rights of persons depicted, including but not limited to obtaining their permission. Also the entrant should be responsible for any legal issues related to the entries submitted and agree to pay any costs occurred due to the same.

  • If your image is shortlisted, you will be required to provide the RAW files and any entry that cannot be authenticated or is not of an acceptable quality will be disqualified. 

  • The results will be announced during the IPOY Award Ceremony on Sep 17th 2022 @ 5:00 PM. 

  • The finalists and the winners will be exhibited during the Indian Photo Festival - HYDERABAD in Nov 2022 and may tour different cities in India and overseas and by submitting an entry, you are agreeing to have prints of your photographs shown in these exhibitions at no charge.

  • Winners are responsible for the payment of any taxes or fees levied on the prizes. 

  • The expense paid trip to Hyderabad (2Nights) will be based on the prevailing Covid-19 travel restrictions. The applicant will be responsible for visa and any other formalities.

  • Light Craft Foundation reserves the right to suspend or postpone or amend the competition.

  • Light Craft Foundation reserves the right to exclude entries and withhold selection for violating any of its terms and conditions

  • Refund policy - The entry fee for the Award is not refundable. 

  • Any dispute arising under these terms and conditions shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

  • For any queries please email us to or WhatsApp (only text) @ +91 996-337-1314.

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