An eye for nature: Photo competition on urban nature and people-nature interactions in Bengaluru

Last date for submissions: September 25th
Maximum ten photographs per person
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The Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) Bengaluru, and Citizen Matters, Bengaluru's newsmagazine, are pleased to announce a photo competition on urban nature and people-nature interactions in Bengaluru. The competition is being organised together with PeeVee, co-founder, Redframes, a photography collective.

Photographs are invited in five categories:

  1. Urban Wetlands
  2. Heritage Trees
  3. Nature in my Backyard
  4. People and Nature
  5. Accommodating Nature within Cities

Send us your best, most evocative, interesting and thought provoking photographs in each of these themes! Four selected photographs from each category will be exhibited in Bengaluru, during the first week of October, along with a series of events on urban biodiversity and nature. The selected photographs will also be exhibited in Hyderabad during the second week of October, at the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the United Nation's Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) ( If selected, your photographs will have the chance to be seen and discussed by the hundreds of government officials, policy makers and other delegates from around the world who will attend COP11.

The Rules
To participate, send us your photograph(s) labelled with a file name which states the theme, the title of the image you have captured, the location in Bengaluru where you took the image and the name of the photographer. Photographs should be emailed to any time before September 25th.

A maximum of ten photographs per person will be accepted. Please ensure that the photographs you send in are less than 1 Mb in size, and at a resolution of 150 dpi or less (though we will later request selected photographs in higher resolution). The copyright for the images will remain with you, the photographer. By participating, you grant permission to the organisers to use your images in marketing collaterals and/or exhibitions. By participating in the competition, you accept that you are the sole owner/author of each entry. There are no entry fees for submission.

Remember - the last date for submissions is September 25th!