Beautiful India has been the only photo competition for expats living in India. Over 20 years, the thousands of photographs we have received as entries, have showcased the unconventional beauty of our culture and country. The winners are awarded for their ability to capture their experience of local culture as well as for their technical skills in photography. Click here to see last year’s award-winning photographs and celebrations.

Theme & Categories

Photos can be submitted under the following categories:

Into India: Images of an expatriate taking part, or being involved firsthand, in an Indian custom, tradition or experience, or anything that encourages an India connection

Places: The spot where you felt India calling out to you

Faces: The beautiful, the bold, the intriguing – people from all walks of life in India

Culture & Festivals: Capturing the spirit of celebration

How to submit entries?

  1. This contest is open to expatriates. Please carefully study the categories that have specific entries.
  2. Entries can be emailed to Alternatively, they could be couriered to our office on a CD. CDs should be sent to Ms.Janani, No. 5, 3rd Main Road, R. A. Puram, Chennai – 600028. Hard copies or prints of photographs will not be accepted.
  3. Photo submissions should be of high quality and high-resolution (preferably more than 1,500 pixels dimension), so that we can reproduce the photographs in print and mount them for the exhibition. Low-resolution and poor quality images will be disqualified.
  4. All entries should be accompanied by the Submission Forms 1 & 2 (attached here in one document – Terms_Conditions_2019-Beautiful-India-PC  ), with the relevant details filled in. No text or numbers should be recorded on the face of the photos.
  5. Participants may submit photos for more than one category. Each participant is allowed a maximum of 4 entries in each category. A participant may submit up to a maximum of 16 photographs in all.
  6. Light cosmetic changes are allowed but the original character of the picture as shot with the camera should be preserved as far as possible.
  7. Global Adjustments reserves the right to reproduce competition photographs, with due credit, in its magazine, publications or collateral, and non-commercial purposes.
  8. If you don’t receive a confirmation within 24 hours of your email,  please write to global.adjustments@gmail.comFor any further clarification on the photo competition please write to– Ms. Janani at

When is the award ceremony?

Last date for entries: 18th October 2019, Friday
The Awards Ceremony will take place in November 2019.