Monday, 14 September 2015


The Western Routes is proud to announce 'MAHARASHTRA KALEIDOSCOPE', an annual photography contest dedicated to photographs taken in our beautiful and vibrant state of Maharashtra!

For the contest we have 4 categories

- Nature & Wildlife
- Built Heritage
- People & Culture
- Landscapes 

Here are the necessary details about the contest!

The entry to the contest is FREE

Last date for submission - Midnight of 1 December 2015 IST

For more information call 
9405591758, 9096458976

Email Your Submissions to 

More details on the Facebook Event:


Pre-Qualification Criteria
  1. Only images taken in Maharashtra will be eligible.
  2. Participants are allowed to enter ONLY 2 images per category

1. Nature and Wildlife
  • Images depicting the wildlife of Maharashtra. This includes the diverse range of flora & fauna of the state. 
  • Photographs of captive animals taken at zoos and recreational parks will not be considered as eligible
  • Photographs of bird nests or any other photos which indicate disturbance to the species or ecosystem will not be considered eligible.
2. Built Heritage
  • This category is specifically created for photographs which depict architectural heritage.
3. People and Culture
  • Fashion, family portraits and wedding photographs will not be eligible.
  • The ‘culture’ in this category refers to photographs taken during festivals and cultural events.
4. Landscape
  • Panoramic shots which do not fit the size and resolution specification will not be eligible
Submission of images
  • Submit your photographs by email to
  • Please submit photographs preferably in digital (jpeg/raw) format only. Files must be ideally full-size without borders, watermarks or signatures.
  • The last date for submission of all entries is midnight, December 1, 2015, IST.
  • Clearly mention your full name, postal and email address and contact number.
  • Image file names should include "photographer's name_subject name_location'. For example "Vikram Vyawahare_Tiger_Tadoba.jpg". 
  • All photographs must be accompanied by captions indicating clearly the equipment used, location, season, brief description of the subject and how the image was taken.
  • Captions must be added to each image's Properties Summary (Windows) or File Info (Photoshop) or as a separate Word file.
  • Images for submission should be minimum 3200 pixels / 300 dpi (along the shortest dimension) with the aspect ratio 2 x 3 inches.  There is no restriction on the image size.
  • Images may be cropped (by 20 per cent) before submission, and limited digital manipulation such as cleaning, sharpening, adjusting levels, curves, colour and contrast is permissible when applied to the image as a whole.
  • Adding or removing elements is absolutely not permitted, nor is the combination of two different images (composites) allowed.
  • The original capture as it was recorded by the camera with no manipulation applied may be requested at any stage of the competition and must be sent to us when requested.
  • The entrant must be the sole author and owner of the copyright for all photos entered. By entering the contest, the entrant certifies that the entries do not infringe on the copyright, trademark or intellectual property rights of any other person or organization.
Copyright and use of images
  • Copyright, even over winning images, will remain with the photographer.
  • The Western Routes, however, reserves the right to reproduce entries in its print and online pages with due credit to the photographer.
  • Images may also be used elsewhere in connection with the promotion of the contest and the subsequent events like exhibitions etc.