Golden Glow National Salon 2021
Golden Glow National Salon 2021
Golden Glow National Salon 2021 is a photography event and contest organized by the Kolkata-based photography club Clickerz Community. This national-level photography contest is based on five sections which are Open Color (PIDC), Open Monochrome (PIDM), Nature (ND), Photo Travel (PT), and Street Photography (Color & Monochrome). The event has been recognized by the Federation of Indian Photography (2021/FIP/027/2021). Pixel Clash, a Photography Salon Software, has promoted and managed this event digitally.
Cllickerz Community, a photography club in Kolkata, is run by some enthusiastic and dedicated photographers. The club encourages amateur and professional photographers all across the nation to promote photographic art. The club arranges photo-walk, Adda (conversation), indoor and outdoor photoshoot, etc for encouraging the budding talents of photography. Golden Glow National Salon 2021 is an initiative of the club to connect the brilliant minds of photography across India in a digital photo-contest platform during the 2nd wave of the COVID 19 pandemic.
Golden Glow National Salon 2021 closes the submission of entries on 30 May 2021. Judging of all the sections is done from 7 June 2021 to 9 June 2021. The result is notified through the website and email on 12 June 2021. The exhibition of all the accepted photographs will take place on 17 October 2021. EDAS will be submitted to the FIP on 24 June 2021. E-catalogue and awards will be posted from 10 August 2021. Renowned photography experts featuring the judging panel are Mr. Sujit Sarkar – EFIAP, FFIP, DIP(PAD), Mrs. Snigdha Kar – EFIAP, EFIP GOLD NATURE, EFIP, BEAPF, Mr. Abir Das – EFIP, EFIAP, and Mr. Priyankar Dattagupta – EFIP, EFIAP.
Golden Glow National Salon 2021 offers a total 102 number of awards in all five sections. Each section’s award list includes 1 FIP Gold Medal, 1 Club Gold Medal, 1 Club Silver Medal. 1 Club Bronze Medal, 5 FIP Ribbon, 1 Chairman Choice Medal, 1 Special Jury Award, and 5 Club CM Awards. Otherwise, there is 1 Certificate (PDF) thematic award in each section. There is 1 award for the Best Entrant and 3 Trophies for the 3 Best Clubs in the event.
In the Open Monochrome section, Kuma Kranti Prasad’s photograph THE PATTERN wins the FIP Gold medal. The Club Gold medal in this section is received by Atanu Mondal for the photograph BUBBLES. Aniruddha Das’s photograph SAYANTIKA wins the Best Portrait award in the Open Monochrome section. In the Open Colour section, the FIP Gold medal winning photograph is Samir Sarkar’s FOOT BRIDGE ON THE RIVER IGUAZU. This section’s Club Gold medal is received by Barun Sinha for the photograph DREAMS AND BEYOND. Deep Bhatia’s photograph AGAINST ODDS-2 has been chosen for the Best Creative photograph award in the Open Colour section.
In the Nature section, Ajit Huilgol’s photograph CHEETAH TUG OF WAR wins the FIP Gold medal. This section’s Club Gold medal is bagged by Barun Sinha for the photograph BEARDED SEAL 1. Sathyanarayana C. R.’s photograph CHEETAH HUNT has been chosen for the Best Action photograph award in the Nature section. In the Photo Travel section, Kaushik Banerjee’s photograph SNOW COVERED PATH receives the FIP Gold award. Ambar Nath Saha’s photograph EVENING AT SHORE wins the Club Gold award in this section.
In the Street Photography (Colour and Monochrome) section, Sandip Pramanick’s photograph DUCKS AND HUMANS wins the FIP Gold medal. Club Gold award in this section is received by Raja Banerjee for the photograph BARBAR SHOP. Sujata Sen’s photograph THE DISPARITIES OF LIFE wins the Best Candid award in the Street Photography section.
Mr. BARUN SINHA wins the Overall Best Entrant Medal in Gloden Glow National Salon 2021. 1st Best Club Trophy goes to YOUTH PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY and the 2nd Best Club Trophy is received by PLAAPA. 3rd Best Club Trophy winning club is LENS & LIFE OF DUM DUM.
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References and Cover Photo: the official website of Golden Glow National Salon 2021.