EVERY PICTURE IS A TESTAMENT OF OUR PRESENCE RIGHT THERE, RIGHT AT THAT MOMENT. IT’S A PROOF THAT WE WITNESSED THE TIME. EVERY PICTURE IS MADE “BECAUSE I WAS THERE”.
Narayanganj Photographic Club (NPC) is all set for the 2nd Edition of their Annual Pictorial Exhibition “Because I was There”. To celebrate this grand platform of photography, BIWT – 2 is going international, in association with FOTOJAJS, expanding its arena to the neighboring country India, where the art of photography is embraced with the same enthusiasm. The upcoming Photography Competition – cum – Exhibition will stand an evidence of photography binding humanity, beyond borders.
Submission Time: 22 February - 15 March 2018
This is an open theme exhibition. Pictures of all genres are eligible (except nudity). NPC seeks a broad range of photographs, taken by both established and emerging photographers, in its open call for the juried competition – cum – exhibition.
NPC invites all Bangladeshi and Indian Photographers to submit their unpublished photos.
NPC and FOTOJAJS Team members are also eligible for the exhibition but not for participating in competition.
Term and conditions:
Exhibition begins on 17th April, 2018 and ends on 21st April, 2018. All digital entries must be received through the email: firstname.lastname@example.org for Bangladeshi photographers and email@example.com for Indian photographers received by our Indian associate FOTOJAJS.
Names of the selected photographers will be announced after judgment procedure. Names of selected photographers will be published on a particular date announced after the closure of submission. The selected participants will also be informed by email or phone. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to this contest’s rules and warrants that the entry is his/her own work. All decisions by NPC will remain final.
NB: Photographs that have been awarded before in any competition / exhibition are not allowed.
We strictly discourage previous exhibited pictures.
Single Entry Submission:
Photo Story Submission:
For Bangladeshi photographers:
There is no Entry Fee for submission but each selected Photographer has to pay BDT 1250 per photo for single entry and for story BDT 2500 per story as registration fee by 30th March, 2018. Without registration fee, your picture will not be eligible for exhibition.
For Indian photographers:
There is no Entry Fee for submission but each selected Photographer has to pay INR 1000 per photo for single entry and for story INR 2000 per story as registration fees by 30th March, 2018. Without registration fee, your picture will not be eligible for exhibition.
NPC Because I was There Grand: BDT 30,000
NPC Because I was There 1st Runner Up: BDT 15,000
NPC Because I was There 2nd Runner Up: BDT 10,000
NPC Because I was There story: BDT 10,000
NPC Because I was There Honorable Mention-I, Honorable Mention-2
Shahnaz Parvin Memorial Award-2018 for Best Female Photographer: BDT 10,000.
All participants will get T-Shirt, Catalogue, Certificate and Frame.
* Latif Hossain (BANGLADESH)
* Abir Abdullah (BANGLADESH)
* Saiful Haque Omi (BANGLADESH)
* Joydeep Mukherjee (INDIA)
* Jewel Paul
* Yusuf Shahriar Muntaqim
BIWT-2 cover photo credit:
Md. Fakrul Islam
Coordinator of the Exhibition Committee:
Kamar Uddin Ahmed
Convener (Because I was There_Edition – 2)
Member Secretary (Because I was There_Edition – 2)
Q: What types of pictures should I submit?
A: This is an open theme exhibition. You can submit any type of photos such as portrait, landscape, lifestyle, wildlife, macro etc. (both color and B/W are allowed). But pictures should represent Bangladesh and India positively.
Q: How can I deposit registration fee?
A: you have to pay entry fee if your photo get selected. You have to pay the amount mentioned under the heading Registration Fee. NPC (Bangladesh) and FOTOJAJS (India) will intimate you if your photo / story is selected and will collect the fee thereafter.
Looking forward to your participation
On behalf of Narayanganj Photographic Club (NPC)
Joy K Roy Chowdhury
Phone : +8801713-040226
Yusuf Shahriar Muntaqim
For India chapter
For more inquiry:
Nizam Uddin ( +8801612-586882
Sohag Khan ( +8801979-744344)
Shuvro Sarker (+8801722-622228)
Tonmoy Das (+8801915-229494)