Hyderabad, August 17, 2015: On the occasion of World Photography Day Celebrations on 19th August 2015, the Department of Information and Public Relations has conducted the 1st State Level Photography Competitions in three categories i.e., 1. Bangaru Telangana, 2. Telangana Festivals, 3. Photo Journalism and invited entries from Photographers of Telangana State.


In response to the notification issued, I&PR has received about 1200 entries from all over the Telangana State from over 200 photographers which is a record since the inception of State Photography Day Competitions on the occasion of World Photography Day.

The Jury comprising Prof. S. Pradeep Kumar, JNTFAU and reputed Photographers Bharat Bhushan and D. Ravinder Reddy have judged the entries and submitted its report to the Commissioner, I&PR.

Accordingly B.P. Acharya, IAS, Prl. Secretary and Commissioner, I&PR has announced the results of the 1st State level Photography Competitions on August 14 and declared the following as winners:

1st Category (Bangaru Telangana)

K. Ramesh Babu - First prize (Rs. 15,000/-)


Bandige Gopi - Second prize (Rs. 10,000/-)


Mahimala Kyadhar Reddy - Third prize (Rs. 6,000/-)


D. Suman Reddy - Consolation prize (Rs. 3,000/-)


M. Ramesh - Consolation prize (Rs. 3,000/-)


2nd Category (Telangana Festivals)

V. Vinod Babu - First prize (Rs. 15,000/-)


Patan Hussain Khan - Second prize (Rs. 10,000/-)


Nagaraju Govind - Third prize (Rs. 6,000/-)


Dinesh Parimala - Consolation prize (Rs. 3,000/-)

Ch. Shyam - Consolation prize (Rs. 3,000/-)


3rd Category (Photo Journalism)

A. Upendra Chary - First prize (Rs. 15,000/-)


Md. Aleemuddin - Second prize (Rs. 10,000/-)


K Bajrang Prasad - Third prize (Rs. 6,000/-)


Sirige Srikanth - Consolation prize (Rs. 3,000/-)


R. Raghavender - Consolation prize (Rs. 3,000/-)


The awards will be presented to all the winners in the World Photography Day Celebrations to be organised jointly by I&PR Dept., Telangana Photographers Association and State Art Gallery on 19th August, 2015 at 5.00 PM in State Art Gallary, Madhapur, Hyderabad. A lump sum travel allowance of Rs. 1,000/- will be provided to out station prize winners.

There will be Photo Exhibition on this occasion by I&PR Department, wherein the award winning photographs and other entries will be displayed. Telangana Photographers Association and State Art Gallery will also hold separate Photo Exhibition on this occasion. All are invited.