3rd ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION


Judgment of 3rd annual photography competition on Nature and Wildlife has been completed. Winners of the competition will be announced on the exhibition and greeting cards of top ten photos will also be launched on the same occasion. The exhibition date will soon be announced. This year four prominent photographers were in the judging panel, namely: Mani Lama, Nripa Dhoj Khadka, Pradeep Shakya and Raj Bhai Suwal.

This year four prominent photographers had evaluated photographs submitted for the 3rd Annual Photography Competition on Nature and Wildlife. After hours of scrutiny observation they decided the winners which will be announced during exhibition and greeting cards of top ten winning photographs will also be launched on the same occasion. The exhibition date will soon be announced. Four prominent photographers were Mani Lama, Nripa Dhoj Khadka, Pradeep Shakya and Raj Bhai Suwal.

WCN has been organizing photography competition on Nature and Wildlife which has been the most popular amongst the youth. Through this national level competition WCN/YEP is trying to provide a platform for nature photographers to do justice to our natural heritage by capturing pictures through their lenses so that its beauty can reach out to people and bring them together to protect and conserve biodiversity. We believe photography can be a powerful advocacy tool for nature conservation.

Short introduction of the judges:


Mani Lama, a renowned photographer of the country, Agricultural Engineer by education (Graduated from Fresco State University, Colorado) says he chose photography as a profession quite unexpectedly. His hobby of taking pictures turned him into a professional photographer. According to him photography classes for two semesters during his study in U.S molded his career. He has been regularly photographing for UNICEF, ACTIONAID, UNDP, FAO, Save the Children (UK), WHO and GTZ on contracts. He has been known as a person who started the postcard era in Nepal.


Nripa Dhoj Khadka is a senior instructor of Electronics and Computer Engineering at IOE for the last 25 years on every weekday and a passionate nature photographer on weekdays and free days which has been over 30 years. He was known for sharing knowledge about photography with anyone who has yearn to learn. A conservationist by nature, he advocates conservation through his pictures.


Pradip Shakya, a soft spoken person, is not a new name in the field of photography. He has been in the photography profession since last two decade. With the expertise in Photography, he is known as a man responsible for making Lalitpur Durbar Square famous in the international arena.


Raj Bhai Suwal is a workaholic who has done all types of photography; photojournalism, landscape, wildlife, architecture and portraits. He is the most successful photographer of the country and is the man behind the pictures on most of the billboards, magazines and newspaper we see everyday. For Raj Bhai Suwal, a perfectionist, photography is passion and he takes each day as a lesson to master his art.

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