MAP Photo Challenge with Karan Kapoor

Karan Kapoor, Baga Beach,
Goa-3, 1982

Photo Challenge in a snapshot:

* Closing date 31st July
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* Entry must include:
– Full Name and contact details
– An original image not exceeding 10MB
– Title of Work
– Caption
– Social Media Handles

MAP invites you to send in entries for its MAP Photo Challenge with Karan Kapoor.




The MAP Photo Challenge with Karan Kapoor ends on 31 July 2020 at 9 pm (IST). By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules and states that they are 18 years or older.



The prize for the 10 winners selected from the entries will be a 60-minute masterclass with photographer Karan Kapoor. The tentative date for the masterclass has been scheduled for a Saturday in August.


About Karan Kapoor

Reflecting his photojournalism background, Karan Kapoor’s collectable images are slick, stylish and glamorous. He is renowned for his polished, dynamic yet spontaneous style. Karan is drawn to characters and stories, finding inspiration in the movement and energy of his subjects. From photojournalism, he moved into advertising. Since 2000, he has worked on high-profile campaigns for major brands including the Atlantis Hotel Dubai, Twiggy for Olay, Vodafone, JWT, Nissan, Guinness, Natwest bank, Gordon’s Gin, Bell’s Whisky, Greenpeace, The National Trust, Debenhams, Sky, Boots, Bacardi, Dove, Royal Caribbean, Neutrogena, Pfizer, Disney, Tuborg, Coors Beer, Krispy Kreme and Avon. He has worked with renowned agencies including Ogilvy, Team Saatchi, JWT, Draft FCB and Grey Health.

For details on the competition and how to apply, please see below.




Who is it Open to


The MAP Monsoon Photo Competition is open to anyone who is 18 years or older. People affiliated to MAP, including employees, trustees, its board of directors, advisory panel members, volunteers, interns, researchers and immediate family members are not eligible for any prize. MAP will determine winners’ eligibility at its sole discretion.


What to Enter


Please submit an original image not exceeding 10MB that depicts monsoon or rain, along with a title of the work and caption that explains the context of the photograph, full name and social media handles. The image can be in colour or black and white and must not be digitally altered apart from minor sharpening, contrast, toning, slight colour adjustment and conversion to grayscale. The addition and subtraction of objects is not permitted. If the Competition Organising Team at MAP determine that a photographer has altered his or her photo, they reserve the right to disqualify the image.




• For a photo in which a person is recognisable, you must be prepared to provide a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian, to MAP upon request.

• Similarly, entrants whose photos depict other people’s work (such as sculptures, statues, paintings, and other copyrightable works) must be prepared to provide a release from the rights holder to MAP upon request. When photographing the work of others, it must be as an object in its environment and not a full-frame close-up of another person’s creation.

• If the entrant is unable to provide all required releases, MAP in its sole discretion reserves the right to disqualify the submission.

• Photos that violate or infringe upon another person’s rights, including but not limited to the copyright, are not eligible.
Photos that contain sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable or inappropriate content, as determined by MAP in its sole discretion, are ineligible for this contest.


How to Submit an Entry


Please submit photographs and requested information via email to You may submit up to 5 photographs in SEPARATE EMAILS. In order to be displayed in our online gallery without being stretched or distorted, photographs must be submitted in .jpeg and .jpg, edited for web in sRGB colour space, at least 2,000 pixels wide and no larger than 10 MB.

You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant MAP a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of the magazine and its website, exhibition, and commercial products, including but not limited to MAP publications. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. MAP  will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.


Entry Deadline


The contest begins on 4th July, 2020. All entries must be received through by 9:00 PM Indian Standard Time on 31st July 2020.




MAP will select 10 winners, who will join eminent photographer Karan Kapoor for an exclusive 60-min masterclass at a date that will be announced later.
The Masterclass is non-transferable.
MAP will notify winners via the email address provided at the time of entry; MAP may disqualify anyone who fails to respond to the notification within five business days. Winners will also be announced on MAP’s social media pages.
Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.


Content Publicity


MAP reserves the right to record and publish any of the events or activities of the Contest for broadcast and promotional purposes without the participant’s prior consent or giving any form of payment. MAP also retains the right to any material recorded or published as part of this process.
Each winner consents to the public disclosure of his/her name, and photographs, as the case may be, for publicity purposes or otherwise participates in the publicity activities of MAP in relation to the Contest and consents to the use of any data provided by such winner for any future publicity effort by MAP, without any payment or compensation thereof.