June 2018 Trek Photographer of the Month – Contest Rules

We invite you to participate in the June 2018 Trek Photographer of the Month contest! This contest is exclusive to Indiahikes trekkers who have trekked with us in June 2018.

Our judge will select three winners for this contest – One Grand Prize Winner and Two runners up. We also have a Trekkers’ Choice Award.

Photograph of the lake at Roopkund by Atish Waghwase

This month, the Winner gets a voucher of Rs. 5,000 as the grand prize. You can avail this voucher on any of your future treks with Indiahikes.

The First Runner Up gets a Trek Voucher of Rs. 3,000 and the Second Runner Up gets a Trek Voucher of Rs. 2,000.

Trekkers’ Choice award sponsored by AdventureWorx


AdventureWorx is sponsoring the Trekkers’ Choice Award for June 2018. The winner gets this trendy 10 litre Go-X Edge Edge Waist pack.  

The waist pack comes with a detachable and adjustable waist belt and shoulder sling. The belt is padded and cushioned and has a small zippered pocket. There is one large compartment to store travel essentials and and a secondary compartment with internal organisers to keep small items. The pack also has two stretch-mesh side pockets.

You get to choose the Trekkers’ Choice Award by voting for your favourite photograph from the list of nominations published on 28th July.

Contest Rules

1. Maximum of 5 photo submissions per person
2. Photos must belong to the treks you did this June 2018 ONLY
3. Kindly mention your name, trek name and batch in the e-mail
4. The size of each photograph must be a minimum of 1 mb. There should be no watermark on the photo.
5. Please name the five photos as: “Trek name – Your name – Caption”. For eg. “Kedarkantha – Aditya Ramesh – A view of the Akroti Thach campsite.”

E-mail your photo entries to contest@indiahikes.com. The last date for entries is 26th July 2018.

Regarding copyright

Copyright for all images submitted as a participant remains with the respective photographers. However, each photographer grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence 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.

Results will be announced on August 1st, 2018.

Bloggers Alert!

If you’re writing a blog post about your trek, send it over to us! We will share it on our social media channels and if we deem it suitable for our website, we will publish the same. Let the whole trekking community read what you have to say about your trek.

Send your blog post to swathi@indiahikes.com.


What you should do now

1. If you’d like to see a few great photo stories from our treks: You’ll find our photo stories on this page.

2. If you’re a professional photographer: Perhaps we could sponsor your trek! We take photo trekkers on our treks if they can showcase our beautiful Himalayas with their skills. To apply, send your portfolio to sneha@indiahikes.com and tell us why you want to be a photo trekker with us.

3. If you would like some tips on photography specifically on treks: Click here, or here or here.

4. If you want to see some videos on how to manage camera gear: Watch this video.

5. If you ended up here by chance and were actually looking for treks to do: Then head over to our upcoming treks page. You’ll find all our Himalayan treks there.

6. If you want to see the 13 best treks of India: Then get our guide here.

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Sneha Rao

Sneha Rao

Sneha is an erstwhile HR professional from Bangalore, now living in Mumbai. She has trekked several trails in Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Kerala and Meghalaya. She holds the Green Trails idea close to her heart and enjoys researching and writing about the environment.

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