Where else would you find the roaring rapids of the mountain rivers and the tranquil lapping of the lakes,

Where else would you find the burbling waterfalls and the languid rivulets going under the culverts,

Where else would you meet spirituality with nature at one place,

Where else would you encounter the wildlife in its natural habitat,

Where else would the pitter patter of the rain and bird songs entice you more,

Where else would you find people so simple that Gods also chose this land as their abode 

Come to Uttarakhand and become one with nature !!!   

World Tourism Day is celebrated around the globe to highlight the advances and opportunities in tourism. As the world ponders on this year's theme of World Tourism Day - "Rethinking Tourism", to observe this special day, this year, Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board, an autonomous body under the Govt. of Uttarakhand, is pleased to announce a Photography & Videography Contest and Influencer Registration Programme to highlight the myriad moods of the fabled land of Uttarakhand.
If you have an eye for angles and frames and love travel, click and submit to win attractive prizes!
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Individual citizens of India above the age of 18 years are eligible to participate.


The photographs & videos must highlight the following themes representing the uniqueness of Uttarakhand:

  1. Buildings and architecture
  2. Nature and Landscape
  3. Popular Culture (Fairs, Festivals, attire, ethnicity etc)
  4. Adventure
  5. Flora & Fauna

How to participate

  • Update your profile by providing the information required including Name, Address, Brief Profile, PAN, Aadhar, Email, Contact Number, signature (@virenclicks, @marthaspics, @smuthuphotography etc)
  • In the next step, choose the themes in which you wish to submit the photographs/videos.
  • Add the photographs/videos links of google drive, mention the date and place where the photograph was taken and give a short description of each photograph.
  • The photographs/videos should be unedited apart from the usual light and colour adjustments.
  • The photographs/videos should be in colour. Photographs/Videos in Monochrome, black and white, grayscale etc shall not be accepted.
  • The photographs should be minimum 300 dpi and 2000 pixels resolution with a maximum size of 10 MB
  • The photographs should be submitted in .jpeg, .jpg, .png or .tiff formats only.
  • The Videos should be submitted in 4K(3840*2160) in MP4 in the 16:9 aspects ratio in Horizontal format. Maximum duration 120 seconds.
  • UTDB reserves the right to amend the above terms and conditions at its discretion.
  • Decision of UTDB shall be final in this regard and the participants shall have no claim/right on UTDB’s decision.
  • Each participant can upload a maximum of 5 photographs.


  1. One First Prize, One Second Prize and One Third Prize shall be awarded per Theme in, photography contest and videography contest separately.
  2. 25 Consolation Prizes for all 5 themes combined shall be awarded.
  3. One Individual shall not be awarded two prizes in one theme.
  4. One Individual shall be awarded a maximum of two prizes.
  5. UTDB shall inform the individual awardees and also publish the names of awardees on its website.
  6. UTDB shall obtain the Bank Details of the Awardees for transferring the Award amount subesquently
Award per theme Number of Awards per theme Amount (Rs.)
First Prize 1 1,00,000
Second Prize 1 75,000
Third Prize 1 50,000
Consolation Prizes 25 11,000


UTDB shall form a panel of eminent photographers who shall adjudicate the photographs and assist UTDB in deciding the Awards.

The contest will be open till 31-12-2022

Photography/Videography Contest

* You can add multiple photos by selecting these theme (Maximum 5 photo).

  • I have read & understood the terms & conditions mentioned herein and agree to abide by them.
  • I undertake that the photographs/Video submitted by me are original works and have not been published earlier by me for any remunerative gains.
  • I undertake to indemnify and hold UTDB harmless against any and all liability, loss, damages, costs, and expenses which UTDB may incur, including, but not limited to, legal fee, which UTDB may be required to pay, directly, by reason of error or omission by me which directly or indirectly results in any liability, loss and/or damages to UTDB.
  • I understand that UTDB shall not pay/reimburse any costs associated with my participation in this competition.
  • I understand that the decision of UTDB shall be final and binding and I shall have no right or remedy with regards to the decision of UTDB.
  • I understand that the photographs/Video submitted by me shall become property of UTDB in perpetuity and UTDB shall use the photographs for its promotional purposes with my Signature as declared in the Application Form submitted for the competition.
  • I understand that UTDB reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions of this contest without assigning any reasons to me.
  • I understand that UTDB has the right to cancel this contest without assigning any reasons to me.
  • I understand that UTDB has the right to reject all entries or increase or decrease the number of awards at its sole discretion.