The DJ Memorial Photography Contest (DJMPC) is an annual competitive photography event organised by Lakshmi Machine Works Limited (LMW), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India, in memory of its past Chairman and Managing Director Dr.D.Jayavarthanavelu (DJ).
Terms and Conditions
By entering the DJ Memorial Competition, the entrant agrees to maintain the highest standards in all matters relating to the Contest and not to do or say anything that does or might damage the reputation of the Owners, the Competition, the other entrants or the official partners, supporters or sponsors of the Competition. The entrant acknowledges that entry into the Contest gives full rights for the organiser to use the images for their promotional activities, corporate brochures, calanders, etc. Due acknowledgment of the photographer's name will be mentioned for the images that are used by LMW.
It is the responsibility of each entrant into the contest to ensure that they have read and will abide by these Rules.
Entrants are not permitted to submit images that:
feature farm animals, family pets and/or cultivated plants.
have been captured using live bait.
have been awarded any prize, recommendation or other award in any international competition before 31st March 2017.
Landscape entries should not include any human / man-made element such as bridges, roads and/or any construction of any nature.
Any entry found not to comply with the Rules at any stage of the Contest may be disqualified.
The only mode of communication will be e-mail. Therefore, please mention your current email ID in your entry.
All submissions for the contest have to be made only by an online entry at
www.djmpc.in. All relevant particulars as asked for in the online portal have
to be filled in.
All entries should have a title. Entries without a title will not be accepted.
"UNTITLED" is not a valid title.
If there is dispute of any kind, the decision of the jury will be final and
binding on all concerned. All disputes will be subject to Coimbatore
In addition to the Winner and Runner prizes, Certificates of "Honourable
Mention" will be awarded to selected photographs at the discretion of jury.
The Organisers shall not be held responsible for non-performance and any
obligation cast on them by these rules due to the occurrence of any Force
Majeure Event including any act of God, civil commotion, natural calamity
and any other happening, which the Organisers cannot reasonably prevent
Image Submission Rules
There is No Entry fee for this contest.
Up to 4 images per section/ entrant is allowed.
Submissions must be in digital format only. Black and White images are also allowed for entry.
For all categories, digital files must be submitted as JPEG format, saved at a high quality setting of at least 8 scale in Photoshop.
Colour space RGB.
at 1920 pixels along the longest dimension.
No borders, watermarks or signatures should be included.
File size should not exceed 5 MB.
Entrants whose work has been shortlisted will be required to provide the following:
RAW files (eg .CR2, .NEF, .ORF, .PEF etc), original unedited image in
JPEG format will be required for authentication. DNG files are only
permitted, if it is the native RAW format of the camera.
High resolution files (preferably TIFF) required for printing should be of 8-bit, Adobe RGB (1998) at maximum resolution, and match the colour and cropping of the JPEG file should be submitted through image uploading.
Please do not upscale the image. Files must not exceed 30MB.
Any entry that cannot be authenticated or is not of an acceptable quality
will be disqualified.
Digital adjustments including tone and contrast, burning, dodging,
cropping, sharpening, noise reduction, minor cleaning work are
permitted providing that they comply with the Competitionís principles of authenticity, so that they do not deceive the viewer or misrepresent
the reality of nature.
Adding or removing objects, animals or parts of animals, plants, people
etc, is not allowed, such actions leads to disqualification.
Caption information must be complete, true and accurate.
Entrants should not include their name in the caption or on the image
captured. EXIF details like camera and lens specifications, exposure
information should be kept intact.
Images made on/after 1st January 2012 only will be eligible for entry into the competition.
Contest is open 1st May 2017 and closes on the 30th June 2017.
Judging 5-6 July 2017.
We will send a PDF catalog.
Mr. S. Theodore Baskaran,
Mr. Balan Madhavan,
Mr.Apurba Kumar Das,
Cash awards in each Category (Total: Rs. 10 Lakhs)
Winner - Rs. 2.50 Lakh.
Runner - Rs. 1.50 Lakh.
10 Certificate of Merit Awards of Rs. 10,000 each.
* All cash awards are subject to existing TDS rule.