Indiahikes Trek Photo Contest - Open To All

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Open to All

Indiahikes Trek Photo Contest - Open To All


By Jothiranjan

For the first time ever, we have opened up our Monthly Photo Contest to all trekkers. Until now, this was exclusive only to Indiahikes trekkers, and it has been a much-sought-after contest. Many trekkers have requested us to open it up to those who haven’t trekked with us as well. 

Which is why we are inviting you to participate in the contest.

This month’s theme is Trek Landscapes

Choose your 5 best landscape photos from any trek across the country (or outside) and share it with us!

Through the photo, we want to see what struck you the most on your trek – your favourite viewpoint, the forest section that made you weak in the knees, the mountain views that will remain with you for a long time, the campsite you dearly loved.

We have certain rules and regulations to enter the contest, so ensure you read them below. 

Our Guest Jury Member will select three winners for this contest – One Grand Prize Winner, A runners Up and a Trekkers’ Choice Award.

Here are the kind of photos we are looking for:

Before sending in your photos, take a look at the kind of photos we are looking for:

This is Samiti Lake on Goechala trek. It depicts a perfectly still photograph. Notice how there is not a single ripple in the lake. Photo by Ganesh Devadiga

This is an example of a technically sound picture. Watch how perfectly the light falls on the lone soft cloud. The lighting also makes the glass glitter. This entire setting gives a dreamy touch to this photo of the Lidderwat campsite on the Tarsar Marsar trek. Photo by Shreenath

This one is a brilliant winter shot because it captures the striking contrast between the trekkers and the white landscape. It gives you a good perspective of the landscape. Photo by Anil Singh Bisht

We have special prizes for our top 3 photographs

  • The winner gets a trek voucher of Rs 5,000 with 35 litres backpack.
  • The Runner up gets a trek voucher of Rs 3,000 with Paany bottle
  • Trekkers Choice Award gets a trek voucher of Rs 2,000 along with surprise Indiahikes merchandise. The photo that wins the highest votes out of our Top10 nominations will be the Trekkers choice award

Contest rules and how to enter:

1. Maximum of 5 photo submissions per person

2. Photos must align with the theme of the contest. The theme is Landscapes.

3. Kindly mention your name, trek name, and date in the e-mail

4. The size of each photograph must be a minimum of 1 MB

5. Please name the five photos as such: “Trek name – Your name – Caption” For eg. “Buran Ghati - Aditya Ramesh - A view of the Litham Campsite"

6. 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).

Send your top 5 photos by email to

The last date for entries is 25th June, 2022.

Looking forward to seeing your best photographs!


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About the author

Jothiranjan is a National Award Winning wildlife and landscape photographer with over 8 years of experience. He has spent several years documenting animal and bird life in the remotest forest reserves of India. He joined Indiahikes with a keen interest to document the trekking world like nobody has before. He has been successfully pursuing his thirst for adventure and trek photography since 2021, gaining the priceless skill of adventure photography as he grows.