PRESS RELEASE: Entries are now open for the Ramnath Goenka India Press Photo Awards 2008. Professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers are invited to send in pictures that show outstanding visual qualities and tell a news story with great force.
The Ramnath Goenka Picture of the Year Award will honour the entry that demonstrates an outstanding level of visual creativity and journalistic skill.
The winning photographer will receive a cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakh. Entries are open for pictures taken between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2007, and are intended for publication.
The deadline for submitting entries by post is September 30, 2008.
The Awards, instituted by the Ramnath Goenka Foundation, are being presented by Canon this year. The award-winning photographs will be displayed at an exhibition in Bombay. For further details, rules and regulations, log on to www.expressindia.com/ippa.
The Express Group initiated the Awards to identify, promote and reward excellence in photojournalism and documentary photography in 2004. Last year, Vipin Pawar of DNA, Bombay, won the top award for his photograph of the stabbing of a young woman at the Gateway of India.
The awards also invite creative entries in various categories like arts and entertainment and sports apart from spot news, which requires immediate presence and documentation of hard news.