Chennai : The Hindu continues its commitment to journalism with the country’s first exclusive Photojournalism Awards that aim to recognise the contributions and efforts of individuals who bring to the fore the power of images in the news. Journalism has constantly been reinforced by the relentless efforts of photojournalists who make each news story come alive – on print and online. From risking it all at ground zero to capturing history’s most ground-breaking moments, photojournalists have immortalised milestone events and emotions in a matter of split seconds. The Hindu Photojournalism Awards will celebrate and honour those who make history through their lenses.
“Photojournalism is an integral part of journalism, but often doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. We felt it was important to organise an award to acknowledge this and celebrate photojournalism”, said Mukund Padmanabhan, Editor of The Hindu.
Indian and international photographers residing in India are eligible to nominate their published work across five different categories – PhotoStory of the Year, Photo of the Year, Portrait, Sports and General News. Winners in each category can win exciting cash prizes. The awards process will be managed in partnership with the Chennai Photo Biennale Foundation.
A two-step judging process has been put in place to shortlist and finalise the winners by an independent jury of senior photographers and academicians.
Submissions were opened in September and come to a close on 15 December, 2018. The awards will be announced in early 2019. For more information, visit https://www.thehindu.com/photojournalism-awards/