Nepal | August 11, 2020

Deepak Ratna Bajracharya wins ‘Photo of the Year’ title

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People trying to save themselves as dust engulfs a house in Swayambhu, after the devastating earthquake, on Baisahak 12, 2015. Photo: Deepak Ratna Bajracharya

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

Culture and Tourism

Hindu women light oil lamps performing traditional rituals during Bala Chaturdashi festival at the Bajrabarahi temple in Lalitpur, Nepal, on Wednesday, September 15, 2014. Photo: Dinesh Shrestha

1st: Dinesh Shrestha

2nd: Sambranda Bajracharya

3rd: Avash Karmacharya

Daily Life

Daily Life

A girl jumps on top of sewage pipes. Photo: Naresh Shrestha

1st: Naresh Shrestha

2nd: Gopen Rai

3rd: Pratap Thapa

Nature and Wildife

Nature and Wildlife

Peacocks in the Chitwan National Park of Nepal. Photo: Ramesh kumar Poudel

1st: Ramesh Kumar Poudel

2nd: Bishop Tamrakar

3rd: Bikash Khadge

Nepal Smiles

Nepal smiles

A boy carries a child on his back as they return home from school along the streets of Lalitpur July 2, 2013. Photo: Navesh Chitrakar

1st: Navesh Chitrakar

2nd: Rajendra KC

3rd: Sulav Bhakta Shrestha


Rukum football

Kids play football on the roof as they lack playground, in Takesra VDC in Rukum district. Photo: Surbindra Kumar Pun

1st: Surbindra Kumar Pun

2nd: Robic Upadhayay

3rd: Umesh Shrestha



A body of a victim lies trapped in the debris after an earthquake hit, in Kathmandu, Nepal April 25, 2015. The shallow earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck west of the ancient Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Saturday, killing around 9,000 people. Photo: Navesh Chitrakar

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


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