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Do you have a passion for telling stories through your camera? Use your lens creatively and weave four photos into a story – this is all it takes to be a part of this photo story challenge. It does not matter if you are a professional photographer, a photojournalist or an amateur photo enthusiast. Let’s zoom in and focus on the ways in which others make our lives better. Based on the final submission, participants will be shortlisted for the Photo Work Lab. Selected photo-stories will be presented at the Climate Jamboree Finale scheduled from 1-3 November 2018 in front of 10,000 youth.


Sustained global economic growth remains an integral part of meeting the targets set as part of sustainable development goals. Socio-economic inequalities call for inclusive growth which is mindful of the dignity of the vulnerable, promotes safe working spaces for all and is focused on mainstreaming everyone into the society irrespective of their professions. Every day different people support and facilitate our lives in different ways. In an attempt to truly understand and empathise with the issues which surround them, we encourage you to depict the daily life of one such person (from one of the two given categories), societal perspective and other’s behaviour towards them through a story created using 4 photos and a short narrative.

Category 1: Home service providers (for example, a cook, domestic worker, gardener, waste collectors, electrician, etc.)

Category 2: Community service providers and behind-the-scene workers (for example, forest guards, sanitation workers, ragpickers, farmers, security guard etc.)

25 June 2018

Submissions begin

10 Sept 2018

Last date for submission of entries

20 September 2018

Announcement of Shortlisted participants

8 October 2018

Photo Work Lab

1-3 Nov 2018

Final display of shortlisted photo stories at Climate Jamboree, announcement of winners and a special session for winners


Youth in the age group of 15 – 25 at the time of entering the event.

Rules & Regulations

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  • All submissions are to be made online
  • Participants must submit 4 digital images (captured using mobile or digital still camera) depicting a story which creatively showcases the life of one person from any of the specified categories.
  • All the 4 images must be of the same person but referring to the various specifications outlined in the theme.
  • The 4 images are to be stitched together as one submission (such as in the form of a collage). Images can be combined in any creative manner.
  • The photo story must be accompanied by a narrative (of max. 100 words) which is to be entered in the participation form.
  • Further details of the images such as geographical location, date and time of photo capture, names of the people documented, their occupation etc. must be listed in the participation form.
  • Acceptable file formats for the submission of photo story - JPEG/JPG/PNG/TIFF/ZIP. Maximum file size of the photo story (which includes 4 stitched images): 40 MB
  • The standard color space for the judging process is RGB.
  • The images can be in colour or monochrome.
  • Re-touching and the use of filters is permitted however, it must not alter the reality of the photograph.
  • Only original images which have not formerly been displayed or exhibited in any form at any event/competition or in print media and to which the entrant holds all applicable rights will be accepted.
  • The shortlisted participants will get an opportunity to participate in our Photo work lab and get an opportunity to refine their photo stories before final submission.
  • Please refer to the Terms and Conditions before proceeding with the registration process

The Photo Work Lab will be a skill enhancing and networking conclave for 20 shortlisted participants of this challenge. This one-day work lab will include technical sessions by experts from the field of photography and photojournalism; space to refine your photo stories for final submission and opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and experts.

After the work lab, the shortlisted participants can fine-tune their photo stories making use of the learnings from the work lab and submit final prints of their photo stories.

Curated pieces of work will be presented, in front of 10,000 youth at the Climate Jamboree Finale scheduled from 1-3 November 2018.


  • Photo-stories will be showcased during a special session during Climate Jamboree finale at Thyagaraj stadium in front of 10,000 people including industry experts
  • Complimentary passes to the Climate Jamboree Finale
  • Certificates of Merit
  • Exciting goodies from event sponsors


  • Photo-stories will be showcased during a special session during Climate Jamboree finale at Thyagaraj stadium in front of 10,000 people including industry experts
  • Complimentary passes to the Climate Jamboree Finale
  • Certificates of Appreciation
  • Opportunity to participate, learn and network in a Photo Work Lab conducted by experts in photography and photojournalism

Supriya Gulati

Shaurya Patel

Jury & Mentors

Vicky Roy (Photographer/ Artist)

Aditya Arya (Chairperson and Trustee, India Photo Archive Foundation & Founding Member, APEX)

Sreedeep Bhattacharya (Fellow, C-PACT, Shiv Nadar University)