Yaariyan, the youth wing (ages 18 to 28) of Indian LGBT activists Humsafar Trust is running a queer photography competion open to everyone around the world.
Prizes will be awarded to the best image which highlights ‘queer culture, passion, symbolism, uniqueness and diversity’.
Participants (over 18 only) can submit up to five photographs of a minimum of five mega-pixels each that have not been digitally altered beyong standard optimization.
Winners will be chosen partly via online voting (40%) and by a panel of expert judges who will award for orginiality, technical excellence, compostion, overall impact and artistic merit.
To inspire, Yaariyan included this quote from California photographer Ansel Adams:
‘You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.’
Photographers who want to compete in the Yaariyan Qlick competition should mail your photograph/s, with a 100 explanation for each, to email@example.com before 20 October.