Hyderabad: Weaving a visual story with photographs, that too around a festival that reflects the cultural ethos of a spirited State, is never easy. The ‘Bathukamma 2017’ photography contest organised by Telangana Today – based on the nine-day festival — had 57 photographers participating. The contest was held in association with Telangana Photography Akademi.
Following are the winners: First prize (Rs 20,000) P Shravan Kumar from Serilingampally, Hyderabad; second prize (Rs 15,000) Vanam Sharath from Shambhunipet, Warangal; third prize (Rs 10,000) Nagaraju Govindu from Karimnagar.
Consolation prizes (Rs 5000 each): V Avani Bharadwaj (Karimnagar); Muthyala Prabhaker Reddy (Rajanna Sircilla); Radharapu Kumaraswamy (Karimnagar); Vanamamalai Srinivasa Chary (Karimnagar); and P Vamshi Krishna (Manikonda, Hyderabad).
The prize winning entries will be published in the Sunday edition of Telangana Today. The date for the prize distribution will be announced shortly.