Delhi Photo Awards is more than just a photo contest. It is a platform for young photographers to showcase their work and inspire others with their storytelling abilities. Our vision is to create a community of photojournalists who are committed to using their images to make a difference in the world.

We believe that photography has the power to change hearts and minds, to create empathy and understanding where there was once ignorance and fear. Our hope is that through this contest, we can provide a space for photojournalists to share their perspectives on the world and to give voice to the stories that need to be told.

We are inspired by Danish Siddiqui’s life and work, and we believe that his legacy lives on through the work of the next generation of photojournalists. We hope that this contest will provide a platform for them to showcase their talents, to learn from each other, and to continue to tell the stories that matter.


Delhi Photo Awards is a photojournalism contest designed to showcase the power of images in storytelling. This contest aims to encourage aspiring photojournalists to capture compelling stories that ignite social and cultural conversations through their photographs. The contest will have two categories: Singles and Photo Essay. The Singles category is designed for standalone, powerful images that tell a story on their own, while the Photo Essay category is meant for a collection of photographs that tell a cohesive story.

Contest Guidelines

This section helps answer some queries which will help you while registering for the Delhi Photo Awards contest

The contest is open to all emerging and amateur photographers who are 18 years or older. Participants must submit their original work that has not been previously published or awarded in any other contest.

The contest has two categories: Singles and Photo Essay. Participants may submit up to three entries in each category.

All entries must be submitted digitally via email, with high-resolution JPEG files of at least 300 dpi. Participants should include a brief caption for each image and a description of the photo essay.

A panel of professional photojournalists will judge the entries. The judges will evaluate the entries based on their visual storytelling, technical excellence, and impact

The winners of the Delhi Awards will receive cash prizes and certificates of achievement. The first, second, and third place winners in each category will receive INR 15,000, INR 10,000, and INR 5000, respectively

The winning entries will be showcased in a digital exhibition on the contest’s website and promoted on social media. The participants will retain the copyright to their images, but grant the contest organizers the right to use their images for non-commercial purposes.

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Deadline: to be Announced

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