Announcing the winners of the SocialStory Photo Contest.
SocialStory had launched a photo contest earlier in August, inviting photographers from across India to discover and capture social change in action. With more than 2,000 submissions pouring in, the response overwhelmed us.
After multiple rounds of shortlisting, a set of 30 photos were selected and sent to the judges. They were also showcased on Facebook for public voting. The responses from the judges and readers were compiled following which we are proud to announce the winners of the contest.
Win or lose, we cherish each of these photographs for its creativity and approach. As Aruna Roy, the famous social activist and one of the judges for the contest said,
"I wish I could have given them all the same grades."
"The innocence is well captured and composed," Varun Aditya, Natgeo Nature Photographer of the year, 2016, said while judging the picture.
These selected photographs will receive special gift vouchers.
"The light says it all. A well-composed storyteller," says Varun.
"Struggle has been well-portrayed in her expression," Varun says.
Viewer’s Choice award (Rs 10,000; decided by popularity on social media) -
3rd Prize (Rs 10,000 cash prize) -
"A very well framed story teller," says Varun.
2nd Prize (Rs 30,000 cash prize) -
1st Prize (Rs 50,000 cash prize) -
"I really loved it ! Such a story telling image! Especially the expression and the dark light portraying the darkness of rural areas." - Varun writes.
We congratulate all the winners! We would also like to thank Varun Aditya, Deepti Asthana, and Aruna Roy for taking the time out and judging these pictures.
The prizes will be distributed at an event organised at YourStory headquarters on December 8th from 3-5 pm. The shortlisted entries will also be exhibited during the event.