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JUPC has been celebrating its photography competition and exhibition, for the last ten editions under the banner of 'MONTAGE'. Continuing the tradition, in its eleventh iteration, the Photography Contest and Exhibition opens as a platform for photography-enthusiasts all over the world to share their interests to the people of Kolkata and a panel of distinguished judges through their photographic works.


Participants can submit their portfolios for both open and the thematic sections under the categories - single image and photostory. This time we are also introducing another category for a short film in the thematic section.

ELIGIBILITY: Montage '20 is open to all, over the age of 10.

There is no entry fee for any student across the globe.


Photography as an art form is inherently linked to Time. Montage '20 aims at exploring the various ways in which photography and Time can intersect or even interact with each other. Based on the duration of exposure, photographs can capture fleeting moments as well as prolonged time periods. Photographs can also supplement or even replace memory, as Susan Sontag had claimed. But how so? Also can photography relate to how we perceive and write historical narratives? Is it a mere impartial tool for documentation or is it governed by underlying ideologies? 


Montage ’20 aims at providing a platform to people all over the world interested in presenting photographic works pertinent to their perspective of the relation between time and photography.

Submissions will be open till 10th February 2020.


  1. Cash Prizes of  INR 30,000 for photo-story category.*

  2. Cash Prizes of INR 10,000 for single photo category.*

  3. Cash Prizes of INR 10,000 for short-film category.*

  4. 10 Single Image and 10 Photo Story submissions will be exhibited in Jadavpur University Campus.**

  5. Exciting gifts and goodies for participants whose photos are selected for exhibitions.

  6. Certificates for all short-listed submissions.

*This is in total for all categories and winners.

**Subject to change.


Submit a maximum of 5 images
 (Open and Thematic)

INR 200 - Indian Nationals
USD 10 - Non-Indian Nationals

Rules and Guidelines


Submit a photo-story of 6-12 images
 (Open or Thematic)

INR 450 - Indian Nationals
USD 15 - Non-Indian Nationals

Rules and Guidelines


Submit a short-film

(upto 20 mins)

INR 600 - Indian Nationals
USD 22.5 - Non-Indian Nationals

Rules and Guidelines





14th to 17th February 2020

Venue: Jadavpur University

Fees: INR 5000


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