Shrawan Zadoo a student of GIT College who took up photography as a hobby just a year ago has won prize in the amateur’s category of the Indus pride Passions of Karnataka Photo Contest. He won the prize for his photo the Pigeon which he took with his Sony cyber shot DSC-h10. Shrawan got into this hobby just a year after his elder brother took photography as his profession.
Indus Prize Passions contest – a state level photo contest organized by Indus Pride in association with Epson India Pvt Ltd . The event was open to the photographers from across the state in two categories namely media professionals and amateurs. The entries for the photo contest were scrutinized by eminent photographer and Padmashree awardee Raghu Rai. Mr Rai himself gave away the prizes at a function organized in Bangalore.
The contest which was held in two categories – for media professionals and for amateurs, invited the photographers to capture the passions of Karnataka through their lenses. With several quality entries vying for the top slot, the rigorous judging process was based on stringent selection criteria involving points for creativity, composition, uniqueness and how best the picture captures passion.
The best entry from among the journalist category, Dog’s view of Jog Falls, submitted by GK Hegde of Vijaya Karnataka, Mangalore. Bahubali by S Manjunatha of New Indian Express, Mysore was picked up for special mention. In the amateur category, the best photograph, Kambala by Roshan Rao from Mangalore, was adjudged the best followed by Shake a leg on Sankranti by Savita Rao from Bangalore and Pigeon by Shrawan Zadoo from Belgaum.