WCN contest for amateur lensmen


Here’s a chance for all amateur lensmen. Wildlife Conservation Nepal (WCN) is ready with its fourth National Nature and Wildlife Photography Competition.

According to Sanjeevani Y Shrestha, programme coordinator of WCN, over 150 persons from across the country took part in last year’s competition and the organisation was also able to raise funds for conservational activities including a scholarship for a student in rural Chitwan.

A special section has been added this year to advocate for animal welfare and proper slaughter houses in Nepal. This section will exhibit pictures of cruelties to animals in care of slaughter house transports for awareness among consumers and for pressurising the government to take notice of such acts.

The main objectives of the competition is to promote nature and wildlife photography in Nepal, promote Nepali amateur photographers, develop awareness and interest in nature conservation among people of all backgrounds, develop awareness on animal welfare and promote wildlife conservation.

The competition is open to amateur photographers and could be school, college or university students, and also people from all walks of life who have not taken up photography as a profession.

The photographs submitted will be judged by a panel of prominent photographers and the best 10 photographs will be featured in 10 greeting cards. A thousand copies of each card will be printed with the photographer’s name. The photographers will be enrolled in the WCN photography club and will be given opportunities to gain more knowledge in photography through workshops at subsidised rates and in free seminars throughout the year.


Participants can submit up to four pictures under four categories

1. Landscape

2. Macro

3. Flora

4. Fauna

• It is a free competition with no age bar.

• Submission deadline: May 25

• One individual can submit up to four photographs (8x12)

For forms and details, log on to www.wcn.org.np