It is no doubt that the magic of photographs is timeless! And to explore the world of photography with children as the focus, The Akshaya Patra Foundation had initiated the ‘Click a Smile’, an annual online photography competition in 2013. With the objective to spread smiles and hopes, Akshaya Patra has pinned one main criterion for this competition i.e. only happy pictures of a child or children will be accepted and exhibited in the contest. These photographs can be from anywhere in the world and in any setting – home, school, playground, or the neighbourhood.
The ‘Click a Smile’ photo contest is open for all regardless of age and nationality, and also encourages amateurs and professional photographers to participate in it. Since the beginning this contest has received an overwhelming response from across the world with more than 1,500 entries from across 70 countries, each year. Below are some of the criteria for Click a Smile – 2018:
- The photography contest is open from 20 November 2018 to 30 December 2018. All entries must be submitted within this time period;
- Each participant is allowed to submit a maximum of three photographs;
- Only digital (JPEG format) photographs within the resolution range of 800 pixels to 4MB will qualify for the contest;
- There is no registration fee for participating in the contest;
- The shortlisted entries will be judged by a panel of professionals from the photography industry; and
- The winners of the photo contest will receive trophies, certificates, and gift vouchers.
Not just prizes, all the winning entries will be published in Akshaya Patra’s official page for the ‘Click a Smile’ contest!
Well, it’s time to capture the joy of children and spread smiles all around you. It is time to capture that one moment which can brighten up your day even after many years from now. It is time to re-experience innocence, to jump on a puddle of water and to remember the good old friends. It is time to relive your childhood. And, as they say, ‘more the merrier’, so as you participate, invite your friends to join in too.
To register and know more about this photography contest, click here.
For detailed terms and conditions, please click here.