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Akshaya Patra’s International Photography Contest: Click a Smile


Click a Smile is Akshaya Patra’s annual international photography competition. Eligible to both professional and amateur photographers, Click a Smile 2014 will run from 20th November to 22nd December, 2014. The competition focusses on the innate joy and innocence of a child’s smile, and celebrates this. Therefore to participate all contestants need to do is send in a photograph of a child (or children) from anywhere in the world, clicked by them. The top three images will be selected by an esteemed panel of judges, and the winners will receive a trophy, certificate and a surprise gift from The Akshaya Patra Foundation. Each contestant can upload their best three images for judging.

Click a Smile 2013:

 Last year, Click a Smile saw over 700 submissions from across 7 countries. The first place went to Moni Sankar Das for the photograph ‘Smiling’, second place to Seyed Ali Seyedi for ‘The Hole of Happiness’, and third place to Kaushik Majumder for ‘Before Fest’. The winning images can be viewed here.


 This year’s panel of judges comprises of:

  1. Kumaran, Founder of Kumaran Photography – An advertising photographer with a career spanning 22 years, Kumaran has worked with renowned agencies like Ogilvy & Mather, Lowe, JWT, FCB ULKA, Mudra and others.
  2. Kanick Samuel, Creative Director, JWT Bangalore – With over 12 years of experience in the advertising industry, Kanick has previously worked with Ogilvy & Mather, Contract, Saatchi & Saatchi and Mudra Communications.
  3. Vicky Roy – After interning with Anay Mann, in 2007 Vicky held his first solo exhibition titled ‘Street Dream’ supported by the British High Commission. In 2008, he was selected by the Maybach Foundation to document the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in New York.

Find out more about Click a Smile 2014 here.

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