It's a brand new year, and we want to start by celebrating the picturesque forest on treks.
Theme: Forest on Treks
The heady scent of pine, oak, and rhododendrons. Dried leaves crackling under your feet. These form the first, indelible memory of the trek. Simply because you always begin your Himalayan trek by stepping into a forest. And, these forest sections set the mood.
They prepare you for the cathartic experience of stepping into an expansive meadow with majestic mountains popping at the horizon. It’s the forests — how they begin and how they end – that determine the mood of the trek.
For January 2023, we want you to share picture-perfect photographs of forests that you have come across on treks.
Like always, the contest is open to all. You're welcome to participate no matter which part of the country you are in (even overseas). To participate, you share pictures from your Indiahikes treks or treks you have done on your own.
Note: It’s still a photo contest, so the photo needs to be technically sound and well-framed.
Here are the kind of photos we are looking for:
Before sending in your photos, take a look at these:
In the middle of the Oak forest on the Kuari Pass trek. Photo by Jothiranjan.
Lush green forest on the Dayara Bugyal trek. Photo by Anubhav Bhatt.
Dayara forest trail. Photo by Avishek Dasgupta
Khorurai forest on Brahmatal trek. Photo by Abhishek M
Sunrays penetrating through the dense Tamenglong forest in Manipur. Photo by Dhaval Jajal
Now that you have a good idea of what we're looking for, run through your archives and share your Top 5 Photographs that depict this month’s theme Forests on Trek.
We have special prizes for our top 3 photographs :
- The winner gets a 50-litre Rucksack by Adventure Worx.
- The Runner up gets this wonderful water purifying bottle by Paany.
- Trekkers Choice Award gets a surprise Goodie Bag from Indiahikes. The photo that wins the highest votes out of our Top 10 nominations will be the Trekkers choice award
Contest rules & How to Enter :
1. You can submit a maximum of 5 photos (Both Landscape and Vertical/Mobile photos accepted)
2. The size of each photograph should not exceed 10 MB
3. Please name your photos in the following format
“Trek name – Your name – Caption”
For eg. “Buran Ghati - Aditya Ramesh - A view of the Litham Campsite"
Regarding copyright: Copyright for all images submitted as a participant remains with the respective photographers. However, each photographer grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to Indiahikes to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites, and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition (with due credit).
The last date for entries is on January 25th, 2023 at 11.59 pm.
We will announce the nominations on our website on January 27th, 2022, and the winners on January 31st, 2023.
PLEASE NOTE: If the above conditions are not met, we will not be considering your photos for the contest.
Looking forward to seeing your best photographs. Good luck!