About the Contest

How about a challenge to show us your perspective through your lens, boasting an environment which is both a representative serenity & Tranquility. Uttarakhand Tourism is asking participants to showcase and capture the magnificent beauty of Kedarnath Dham through their lens.

With this contest, the participants will not only enjoy the beautiful treks but will also get the chance to explore the surrounding of Kedarnath Dham.

Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB) invites you to be part of the Online Photography Contest to share the images of these sites to regain their long lost glory.

So, go ahead, charge your batteries, strap and suit up, carry your tripods and last but not the least, equip yourself for a unforgettable journey to these magnificent sites in Uttarakhand.


List of Categories

  • Nature and landscapes around Kedarnath
  • Hardship overcome by faith and determination by pilgrims and yatra organizing staff
  • Kedarnath and other monuments in and around kedarnath Temple
  • The local cuisine of uttarakhand
  • Local flora and fauna found in Kedarnath trek
  • Himalayan around Kedarnath

How to Participate

Selection and Prizes

Terms and Conditions:

  1. The contest is promoted by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board (UTDB), having its office at Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Paryatan Bhawan, Near ONGC Helipad, Garhi Cantt., Dehradun- 248001(India)
  2. There is no entry fee and no purchase is necessary to enter this competition.
  3. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  4. Submitted pictures must be original, created and/or taken by the contestant. It must not contain any materials owned or controlled by a third party for which you have not obtained a license, must not infringe the copyright, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/publicity or intellectual property rights of any person or entity.
  5. UTDB respects photographers’ copyrights and copyrights shall remain vested with the creator of the picture. Upon making the submission, you grant UTDB, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable right and license to use, publish, reproduce, display, perform, adapt, create derivative works, distribute, have distributed, print, in whole or in part, in any form, in all media forms now or hereafter known, to promote the contest, picture, the photographer or for editorial or educational use.
  6. The Photographer will be credited wherever the picture is used.
  7. The participants can submit multiple pictures. However, the pictures need to be uploaded only one at a time and should not be repeated
  8. Pictures submitted should be of high resolution and no larger than 2MB.
  9. Pictures should not have border(s), logo(s), copyright marks, identifying marks, or any other visible references and/or marks on the picture.
  10. Basic editing, including color enhancement, the use of filters, and cropping of the picture(s) is acceptable, provided any such editing does not affect the authenticity and/or genuineness of the picture(s).
  11. Advanced editing used to create illusions, deceptions and/or manipulations, and the adding and removing of significant elements within the frame is prohibited.
  12. Pictures that portray or otherwise include inappropriate and/or offensive content, including provocative nudity, violence, human rights and/or environmental violation, and/or any other contents deemed to be contrary to the law, religious, cultural & moral traditions and practices of India, are strictly prohibited and will be immediately discarded.A participant who submits any such picture may be permanently banned, subject to UTDB’s discretion, from participating in any future contests.
  13. UTDB reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition without any prior notification
  14. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and UTDB reserves the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  15. The winner will be notified by email and/or DM on Twitter/Facebook and/or letter within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, UTDB reserves the right to withdraw the prize from the winner.
  16. UTDB’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into
  17. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current Indian data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  18. UTDB’s decision as to those able to take part and selection of winners is final. No correspondence relating to the competition will be entered into.
  19. UTDB shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions.
  20. UTDB will not entertain claim of any expense, whatsoever, related to the contest.
  21. The contest and these terms and conditions will be governed by Indian law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Uttarakhand.