Entries for Akshaya Patra Click a Smile 2015

The annual photography competition is back bigger and better with exclusive panel of judges from the industry.

Last year, Click a Smile competition witnessed around 1,400 entries from nearly 50 countries. This year, The Akshaya Patra Foundation is back with its annual photography competition Click a Smile 2015. This year is even more bigger and better than before with exclusive panel of judges from the industry. The Photographs will be judged by Kanick Samuel, Senior Creative Director, JWT Bangalore, Suresh V.B, professional photographer, graduate from CKP, worked in O&M for eight years, Vicky Roy, in 2008 he was selected by the US based Maybach Foundation to photo document the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in New York.

Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer all you have to do is send us a beautiful, meaningful image of a smiling child (or children) clicked by you, from anywhere in the world to enter the Click a Smile 2015 competition. Entries will be accepted till December 22, 2015. Contestants can upload their best three photographs with captions for judging. The shortlisted entries will be judged by our exclusive panel of judges from the industry, who will select the top three winners. The Winners will receive the trophy and a gift voucher. The top fifty photographs will also be showcased later in Akshaya Patra’s annual photography exhibition with full credit to the artist responsible.

This international contest is open to participants of any age and nationality. We want all of you to take part in this opportunity to spread the joy of a child’s smile with the world. Just send in your pictures in a digital format, with a file size of less than 4 MB, and a minimum resolution of 800 pixels to be eligible. Each contestant can send in a maximum of three photographs.

To send your entries please visit  http://www.akshayapatra.org/submit.

About The Akshaya Patra Foundation: The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in Bengaluru, India. The organisation strives to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India. By implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the Government schools and Government aided schools, Akshaya Patra Foundation aims not only to fight hunger but also to bring children to school.

Since 2000, the organisation has worked towards reaching more children with wholesome food on every single school day. Akshaya Patra Foundation is continuously leveraging technology to cater to millions of children. Its state-of-the-art kitchens have become a subject of study and they attract curious visitors from around the world. In partnership with the Government of India and various State Governments and inestimable support from many philanthropic donors and well-wishers; Akshaya Patra has grown from humble beginnings serving just 1,500 school children across 5 schools. Today, Akshaya Patra Foundation is the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) mid-day meal programme serving wholesome food to over 1.4 million children from 10,845 schools across 10 states in India. For more details, please log on: www.akshayapatra.org

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The Akshaya Patra Foundation


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