February 24, 2017
 
karanataka tourism photography contest

22 February, 2017: Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka in association with Youth Photographic Society, is conducting a themed Monthly Photography Contest, with “Karnataka Beaches” being the theme for the month of February 2017. This month’s theme hopes to capture the essence of the Karavali region consisting of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada districts along with the life, culture and heritage around them.

Karnataka has a coastline of 320 KMs facing west towards the Arabian Sea with bewitching white sand beaches and picturesque terrain spread between Mangalore in the south to Karwar in the North. The Karavali or Canara Region, as it is known locally, has more than 20 beaches such as Gokarna, Karwar, Marvanthe, Murdeshwar, Kudle, Malpe and so on with varying topography from sand to rocky edges. The Arabian Sea has been part of the life of this region, from food to culture to business to lifestyle. The region is also renowned for its rich heritage with many shrines and churches along the coast.

The contest winner’s picture (Picture of the Month) will be displayed by Karnataka Tourism in large hoardings in prominent places, with due credit to the Photographer. Also selected pictures from this contest will be used in promotional materials such as hoardings and publications distributed all over the world.

The theme for January 2017 was “Karnataka Wildlife” to depict the diversity of wildlife in the State. The contest received an overwhelming response of 375 entries from 145 participants. The photograph submitted by Dr. Arun SK titled “The Ramp Walk” was selected as the Picture of the Month. Certificate of Merit was also awarded to the following participants.
• Tusker Dusting- Mr. Vinayaka Seetharam, EFIAP, ARPS
• Indian Sloth Bears Night-out by Mr. Samad Kottur
• Sloth Bear Family by Mr. Pompayya Malemath
• The King on his walk by Mr. Sheshadri Vasan
• Crested Hawk Eagle With Kill by Mr. Rahul Kothari

The themes for the upcoming months are as follows.
• March 2017: Temples of Karnataka
• April 2017: Karnataka Landscapes

Image Credits:
"The Ramp Walk"-Dr. Arun SK
"Tusker Dusting"- Mr. Vinayaka Seetharam, EFIAP, ARPS
"Indian Sloth Bears Night"-out by Mr. Samad Kottur
"Sloth Bear Family" by Mr. Pompayya Malemath
"The King on his walk" by Mr. Sheshadri Vasan
"Crested Hawk Eagle With Kill" by Mr. Rahul Kothari

Gallery: 

The Ramp Walk"-Dr. Arun SK
"Tusker Dusting"- Mr. Vinayaka Seetharam, EFIAP, ARPS
Indian Sloth Bears Night-out by Mr. Samad Kottur
"Sloth Bear Family" by Mr. Pompayya Malemath
"The King on his walk" by Mr. Sheshadri Vasan
"Crested Hawk Eagle With Kill" by Mr. Rahul Kothari

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