I am not a student/I do not belong to Jadavpur University. Can I participate?

Yes, this competition is open to any and every person above 10 years of age.

How do I enter the photo contest/Montage '20?

Please follow the registration procedure and upload your entries according to the instructions given on the website The entry period ends on 31st January 2020. You can find the guidelines for registration at

What are the photo specifications ?

Your photograph should meet the following requirements for submission: - ​The file extension of the image must be .jpg , .jpeg or .png. - Each image must have a dimension of minimum 1024 pixels on the shorter side (vertical or horizontal) with a resolution of at least 300 PPI. - The size of the image must not exceed 2 MB. So make sure to follow the above-mentioned points while uploading the photos and refer to the submission guidelines ( for any further queries.

What is the entry fee?

Irrespective of the number of entries in a category, the entry fee for each entrant is: If you are a INDIAN NATIONAL For participating in Single Image category – INR 200 For participating in Photo Series category – INR 450 For participating in Short Film category – INR 600 If you are a NON-INDIAN NATIONAL For participating in Single Image category – USD 10 For participating in Photo Series category – USD 15 For participating in Short Film category – USD 22.5

Do note that for the single caegory, the fee of the entry remains the same irrespective of the number of photos you submit (upto 5). If you want to participate as a part of a photography club/organization/educational institution, please refer to the Grouped Participation section.

How do I know that my entry has been submitted?

You will receive a system-generated confirmation email.

I didn’t receive my confirmation email. What should I do?

Some ISPs (Internet service providers) have filters that block or filter emails sent from unknown addresses. If you have a “junk mail” box or a “spam mail”, check to see if that’s where the email landed. If you use software to monitor your email, make sure your settings aren’t blocking your emails. If you still haven't received it, kindly drop us a transaction receipt confirmation at

How many photos may I submit?

An entrant can submit a maximum of 5 photographs in the single image section including both the open and thematic categories. You can specify which of the images belong to which category respectively during registration. An entrant can submit a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 photographs in the photo series category.

How will my submission be judged?

The photographs will be judged by a panel of eminent and experienced professional photographers the name of which will not be divulged before the judging procedure is completed.
The Judges’ decision will be final and binding for acceptance and awards for all entries.

I’d like to enter a photo/video that has previously won a contest. Is that allowed?

Yes, you may enter a photo that has previously won a contest, but it must not have been awarded or exhibited in any of the previous contests of JUPC (Montage ‘08 to Montage’17)

Are high-resolution versions of the photographs submitted required?

Yes, only if your submitted photograph/s qualifies through the first round of judging and get/s selected for the second round of judging. You will be notified by an email asking for a higher resolution of the selected photograph/s, specifications of the photograph/s will be written in the email. Failure to submit high-resolution photograph/s within the date mentioned in the email will imply disqualification of your entry/entries, i.e., that selected photograph/s won’t be further considered in the judging procedure of the competition.

Will I be notified if my photograph wins an award or gets accepted?

Yes, if your photo/s is/are accepted on win/s award/s, you will be notified by email. Also, the award list and the list of acceptances will be published on the website

What will happen if I fail to provide a higher resolution digital file of the selected photograph after the first round?

If the higher resolution digital file is not provided to us within the stipulated time (that will be mentioned in the mail) JUPC will cancel the selected photograph.

Do photos have to be taken with a digital camera?

Submitted photos do NOT have to be digital photos from a digital camera. Any digital scan will do, as long as the end result is a jpg , .jpeg or .png file. You may submit scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographs taken with traditional cameras. It can be a mobile phone photo too.

Is image manipulation allowed in the photo contest?

Minor burning, dodging, and color corrections are acceptable. For more information, please read the submission guidelines at We trust you all to keep it real and submit unaltered files. We cannot research every photo entry. However, if a photo is chosen as a selected photograph, it will be scrutinized for possible alterations which if arise JUPC reserves the right to cancel the selected photograph.

When I submit a photo to the photo contest, what rights does JUPC have to my submission?

By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his/her own and permits JUPC to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the contest and exhibition. All copyrights are retained by the entrant. Organizers will not be liable for any misuse of copyright.

I accidentally uploaded the wrong photo and paid the entry fee. Can I delete my entry and submit a new photo?

No, you cannot delete your entry, but you can upload the entire set again with the corrected photo(s). For multiple time entries from a single entrant we’ll consider only the LAST set of entry for judging procedure. However, if you are uploading your files once again, then drop a mail to stating the same after the final uploading. You are eligible for a refund for the first submission if you contact us at least 14 days before the deadline.

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The portal shows that only Credit Cards are allowed. What to do ?

Do not worry, both Debit and Credit cards are allowed. You can use VISA or Mastercard for payment. If you face any kind of problem, feel free to contacts us at

Grouped Participation

I belong to a photography club/organization/educational institution. Am I eligible for any discount?

A minimum of 10 entrants belonging to the same photography or educational institute/organization shall be able to participate at a reduced entry fee. Entrants interested in participating as a group must send an e-mail to with the following data: - Name of the educational/photography institute/organization, along with the abbreviated form used in the file names. - Number of entrants in the group. - Names of the entrants - Contact details of the institute, preferably including an official phone number, an official email id, address of the official website and/or Facebook page, and the postal address. - A soft copy of at least 1 document to prove the genuineness of the institute. It is advisable to send this e-mail at least 1 week prior to submission, in case verification becomes necessary. Also, please note that only one email is necessary for the particular educational/photography institute/organization. Note: Certificate(s) and award(s), if won by any entrant of a group, shall be made out to that particular entrant, not to the group.

What documents should I provide to prove the genuineness of the organization/institution I belong to?

You can provide the soft copy of any document that proves the genuineness of the organization/institution. For example, while you are emailing the list of the entrants and their details, you can use the official letterhead of the organization/institution. Or, you can send a .pdf file containing the scanned copies/photographs of valid identity cards of the entrants issued by the organization/institution.

I have a group, but I do not belong to any organization. Am I eligible for the discount?

Sorry, you are not eligible for the discount. All the entrants of the group should be a part of the same photography or educational organization/institution. However, you are welcome to participate in our contests as individual entrants.

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