June 7, 2018: Photo Journalist (PJ) Club has announced the fifth edition of IME- Global Bank Photo Contest and Exhibition 2075.
The competition is open for all amateur and professional photographers and photo journalists all over Nepal. The registration of the photographs is open for 15 days from June 6 to 20 through official website of PJ Club www.pjclub.com.np.
The prospective participants should send their photographs in seven thematic categories. The categories are
1. Daily Life
3. Nature and Wildlife
4. Culture and Tourism
5. Nepal Smiles
7. Photo Story
The photographs that are qualified for the competition are judged by a team of jury that comprises of senior photo journalists and photographers of Nepal and an internationally recognized photo journalist. The jury team is comprised of six members chaired by senior photographer of India Pablo Bartholomew. Other jury members are senior journalist and editor-in-chief of barhakari.com Prateek Pradhan, senior photo journalist and founding President of PJ Club Chandra Shekhar Karki, senior photographer Mani Lama, coordinator at KU School of Art’s Sujan Chitrakar and Agency France Presse (AFP) photo journalist and former president of PJ Club Prakash Mathema.
The jury would decide upon the best photographs among the seven thematic categories. The best photographers will then be awarded in a function.
The top three photographs in each of the seven categories will be awarded Rs 30,000, Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively. Likewise, the 'IME Global Bank Photo of the Year' will be selected from among all the photos in the competition and will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 100,000. The best 160 photographs shall be put into public display from June 29 to July 15 at Nepal Art Council in Babarmahal, Kathmandu.
The event's title sponsors are IME and Global IME Bank, Mega Bank with co-partnership with Nepal Tourism Board. Different partners have supported thematic categories of the event, where Arghakhachi cement support for the category of news photo, IEMS for Daily life, Experience Nepal Culture and Tourism and Shikar Insurance for Nepal Smiles, Neptos for photo-story and Dish-Action Sports for sports category. Other supporters for the event are BP Koirala India-Nepal Foundation, City Express, Rio Fruit Juice, Adventure Sports, Via-net, National Sports Council.
The contest’s publicity is handled by News Agency Nepal and photo printing partner is Photo Hollywood. The media partners are Kantipur Daily, The Kathmandu Post, Nagarik Daily, Republica Daily, Shukrabar weekly, Annapurna Post, Nepal Samacharpatra, Rajdhani, Naya Patrika, Karobar Daily, Arthik Aviayan, Himalaya Times, Pokhara Hotline, Pachima Today, Dainik Nepalgunj, and Capital Business Magazine. Similarly, our television partners are Kantipur Television, AP1 Television, Image Channel, Himalaya TV, ABC TV, and Janata Times. Likewise the online partners are ekantipur.com, nagariknews.com, myrepublica.com, barakhari.com, mysansar.com, annapurnapost.com, enayapatrika.com, pahilopost,com, nepalkhabar.com, nepallive.com, deshsanchar.com, ratopati.com, lokantar.com, mynewsnepal.com, sadrishya.com, clickmandu.com, hamrakura.com, merlagani.com and corporatenepal.com. Radio partners are Ujyalo Network, Citizen FM and Krishnasar FM.