Beautiful India

On popular demand, the photograph submission date for 20th Beautiful India Competition is extended to 28 October 2017.

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. This year we are open to Indians as well.
Beautiful India

Theme & Categories

Photos can be submitted under the following categories:

Into India (Open only for expats): Images of an expatriate taking part, or being involved firsthand, in an Indian custom, tradition or experience, or anything that encourages an India connection

Indian Wildlife (Open only to Indians):We’re looking for photos that highlight India’s wildlife, the diversity and the celebration of it.

Places ( Open to all): The amazing vistas India has to offer, from the sublime to the bizarre

Faces ( Open to all): The beautiful, the rugged, the ancient, the young – people from all walks of life in India

Culture & Festivals ( Open to all): Vignettes of the vibrant culture and traditions of India

* A special prize will be given for the best photo that highlights the lighter side of life in India under the category ‘humour’. The selection will be based on the photo subject and caption.

How to submit entries ?

  1. This contest is open to expatriates and Indians. Please carefully study the categories that have specific entries.
  2. Entries can be emailed to Alternatively they could be couriered to our office in a CD. CDs should be sent to Ms. Jayashree, 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_Condition_2017-Beautiful-India), 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– Jayashree at

When is the award ceremony?

Last date for entries: 28th October, 2017
Entries received later than 28th October, 2017 will not be accepted.
The Awards Ceremony will take place on 5th November, 2017.
Details of the Award Ceremony and invitations will be available from 30th of October, 2017 onwards