Deepak Ratna Bajracharya wins 'Photo of the Year' title

KATHMANDU: Deepak Ratna Bajracharya has won 'Photo of the Year' title at the IME-Global IME Nepal Photo Contest organised by the Photojournalist Club.

Bajracharya would receive a cash prize of Rs 100,000.

Bajracharya had captured a moment during the earthquake on April 25, 2015 in his award-winning photograph.

According to the organisers, the picture was selected from 6,670 photographs filed for the competition.

Meanwhile, winners of various seven categories of the annual photo contest were announced amid a special function today. The photographers who stood first, second and third positions in each category would get a purse of Rs 30,000, Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively.

A jury comprising senior photographers Prashanta Panjiyar and Mani Lama, senior curator Sangita Thapa, academician Sujan Chitrakar, senior photojournalists Devendra Man Singh, Narendra Shrestha and Prakash Mathema had picked the winners.

Meanwhile, the winning photographs of all categories would be exhibited in Kathmandu, Biratnagar, Dharan, Sauraha, Bhairahawa, Pokhara, Nepalgunj and Dhangadhi, according to the organisers.

Winners of Nepal Photo Competition 2073

Culture and Tourism

1st: Navesh Chitrakar

2nd: Rajesh Gurung

3rd: Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi

Photo Story

1st: Nabin Baral

2nd: Sagar Chhetri

3rd: Navesh Chitrakar

Photo of the Year

Deepak Ratna Bajracharya