Staff Correspondent
The award giving ceremony of the 7th biennial photo contest and exhibition ‘Out of the Box’ was held in the city’s Drik Gallery at Dhanmondi on Friday morning amid much enthusiasm.
The photography exhibition organised by the country’s biggest online photography platform Through The Lens, is scheduled to end on November 11, says a press release.
According to organisers, any photographer around the world except TTL Management Team was eligible for the open-themed contest.
Photos for the contest were submitted under two categories: single and portfolio.
The ‘single’ category covered people’s lifestyle, portrait, street, documentary, landscape, animals, plants, geological or climate change, architecture, abstract, composite etc.
The ‘portfolio’ category where two set of selected photographs had to be submitted, covered a photographer’s style and range of photography can be submitted.
Prior to opening of the exhibition, winners of the contest were announced and prize giving ceremony was held.
Various prizes were given in each category including a grand prize for the ‘Best Photo of the year’. A Sony DSLR camera was given for OOB Best Photo of the year.
Besides, winner of each category was awarded with Tk 10,000 cash along with crest and certificate; runner-up for each category got Tk 7,000 with crest and certificate; and second runner-up for each category got Tk 5,000 with crest and certificate while honourary mentions for each category recieved crest and certificate.