Pinkstone PRESENTS PARINATI Photography Competition 2020

(An Initiative by Parinati Navodaya Foundation)

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Parinati Photography Competition 2020

A contest, where upon participation, you are already a winner! Here’s how!

PSTTOUR – Pink Stone Travel and Tourism Pvt. Ltd. #PSTTOUR is a renowned Travel & Tourism, Events, Branding, Media and Marketing Indian owned company having presence in USA, India and Oman. PSTTOUR organizing this Photography Competition #PixelForChangetowards social cause to fulfil the objectives of Parinati Navodaya Foundation (PNF) ( and to unleash the talents of the Photographers from all levels of society. PNF is, founded by alumni members of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya across India. Funds collected from this competition will go towards the objectives defined by PNF. Our vision is to Create a Safer, Healthier and Happier World and our key success is our transparency in what we do.After all the harm that the pandemic has caused, we would like to create a unified platform where we want to contribute our bit to the less fortunate and at the same time, appreciate the skills and reward our talented photographers. So, we appeal to you to participate in this, do your bit and help us give back to society; and you also stand a chance to take home few of our generous prizes and rewards. Enter with any photo you own captured on any camera. Moreover, eachparticipant will get a Certificate Signed by eminent National Geographic Society Photographer, Raymond Gehman!

The Eminent Jury and Ambassadors



Winner of 850+ Awards across 62 Countries and International Photography Mentor.

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Winner of 800+ Awards Globally including Master of Photography from Luxembourg and California.

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M.A. Philosophy (Gold Medalist), PH.D Retired Professor of Philosophy

Gold Medalist and PhD in Philosophy, Recipient of 200+ Awards National & International Competitions.

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Raymond Gehman

National Geographic & Fine Art Photographer

Worked for the National Geographic Society for 25 years. Raymond has been awarded three National Geographic cover photographs, and his work is published in numerous books and magazine articles.

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FIIPC, FBAF, Hon. FPASP, IIPC Platinum, PSG Gold Star, FIP

Brand Ambassador for Sony Alpha Cameras, Five times National Award Winner and publisher of various photography articles.

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Anil Risal Singh


President, Federation of Indian Photography, Recipient-National Award of Photography amongst 250+ other International Awards.

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Terms & Conditions

1.Please read the Competition Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) carefully. These Terms apply to all persons entering the Parinati Photography Competition 2020

2. Terms: Instructions on how to enter the Competition, including all rules, mechanics, procedures, directions and prizes all form part of these Terms. If you take part in this Competition, you expressly agree to be bound by these Terms and accept that the Promoters’ decision is final and that no correspondence will be entered into. Entry implies acceptance of these Terms.

3.Parinati Photography Competition 2020 an initiative of ParinatiNavodaya Foundation (PNF), a charitable Trust to recognize, encourage and honour talents, dedication & services of the individuals in various fields. Pinkstone Travel Tourism (PSTTOUR) are the organizers of this photography competition supporting PNF in their noble cause.

4.Contestant can submit any number of images in any topic.

5.Person who submits with 4 or more images will get free 12 months membership of Parinati Navodaya Foundation will enjoy various benefits such as Yoga & Meditation Center access, Farm House Stays, Discounts in Foundation affiliated consumer outlets and many more.

6.Minimum image resolution should be 1920 pixels on the long edge of the photo. Photo should be JPEG format with files size of not more than 15 MB. Entrants who are shortlisted for the final round will be required to provide the original image file (RAW or jpeg as shot) along with the print and high-resolution version of their image for final judging.

7.Digital manipulation: You can use digital manipulation to optimise an image, and you can crop an image but you are not permitted to add or remove key elements of the composition. Brightness, contrast, colour balance can all be adjusted. Dust spots and minor elements etc. can be retouched. Images can be sharpened before printing. Manipulations which could realistically be achieved in a darkroom will be accepted but the judges have the discretion to reject any image which has been, in their opinion, over manipulated, removing the integrity of the original image. Composite or montaged images, from more than one original image are not eligible. This includes images shot at different exposures/dynamic ranges and combined. Images stitched to form a panoramic image will be accepted provided that the entrant declares, at the time of submission, that the final image has been produced in this way multiple exposure ‘in camera’ is permitted.

8.No water marks, copyright information, logo, stamp or any form of text are allowed to be written or printed on images.

9.Topic, title and a short description should be submitted along with each photograph separately. It will be submitted electronically while submitting the image or later.

10.Age of images: As images are timeless so entry is not restricted to images shot only within the past few years.

11. Submission through given links in or or

12. Last date to submit photographs 31st December 2020 – 11.59 PM IST. Winner will be announced on 15th January 2021. Shortlisted entries will be intimated about award winning ceremony.

13. Ownership of Entries: By submitting the photographs you are agreeing to grant ParinatiNavodaya Foundation a non-exclusive, royalty free, worldwide licence without charge to use, reproduce, publish and display any or all of their entry or entries for use in marketing materials in ParinatiNavodaya Foundation or Exhibit in Photo Gallery or print media.

14. By submitting entries, the participant confirms his/her ownership of the copyright of the photograph and that he/she will be responsible for any claims made by any third party.

15. Judging: All judges will be appointed by the organisers. The winners will be determined by the judges and the organisers in accordance with the competition rules. Their decision is final on all matters relating to the competition, and organisers will not enter into any correspondence regarding the judging or organisation of the competition. The judging will take place soon after the last date of submission.

16. Cancellation and Amendment: Promoters reserve the right to cancel or amend or alter the Awards and its Terms or prizes (not already awarded, to any other prize of comparable commercial value) at their own discretion at any time, if deemed necessary in their opinion and/or if circumstances arise outside of their control, without prior notice and no participant shall have recourse for such cancellation or alteration. Any changes will be posted either within the Competition information page shall become effective immediately after being altered or on such date as may be determined by the Promoters. No participant shall have any recourse against the Promoters as a result of the cancellation of the Competition or as a result of the alterations of the Terms or prizes. All participants waive any rights that they may have/purport to have in terms of this Competition and acknowledge that they will have no recourse against the Promoters whatsoever. In such scenario, collected balance funds remaining after expenses incurred will be donated to ParinatiNavodaya Foundation.

17. The winners will be announced through PARINATIAWARDS.COM, PSTTOURINDIA.COM, PARINATIFOUNDATION.COM website and social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

18. The rules: The information given in these rules is correct, but ParinatiNavodaya Foundation reserves the right to change any of them without prior notice. The revised rules will be posted in this section of the website, and it is the entrants’ sole responsibility to review this section and to abide by the rules of the awards. By signing their entry form, or completing online entry, entrants will confirm that they have read and agreed to be bound by the rules of the competition. Any breach of these rules by an entrant will void their entry. If a breach has occurred, but is discovered after the award of a prize, then the organisers may disqualify that entry and request the return of that prize. Barring exceptional circumstances beyond the control of ParinatiNavodaya Foundation every effort will be made to complete each annual award.

19. Governing Law: The rules of ParinatiNavodaya Foundation and the relationship between ParinatiNavodaya Foundation and its entrants shall be governed by Indian law. Any dispute may be decided by the Indian courts or those of any other part of the India.

20. Limitation of Liability: To the maximum extent permitted by law, the participants, winners or users of the prizes indemnify and hold the Promoters, their advertising agencies, advisers and nominated agents and each of their affiliates blameless for any loss, damage, harm or injury, which the participants, prize winners or users of the prizes may sustain as a result of any claim which may be made against it by any third party. The participants, winners or users of the prizes indemnify the Promoters, their advertising agencies, advisers against any claim of any nature whatsoever arising out of and/or from their participation in any way in the Competition or their use of the prizes (including, as the result of any act or omission, whether negligent or otherwise on the part of the Promoters).

About Pinkstone

Pinkstone Travel & Tours Pvt Ltd ( is an Event Management, Branding, Marketing, Media and a dynamic travel & tour operating company
registered in India and having branch offices in USA, Oman, Dubai and many other part of the world PSTT India offers a complete range of Branding, Marketing, Digital Marketing and event management services for all kind of business houses in India. Also provides world class holiday and travel services. From creating the most memorable holidays at the world’s most luxurious hotels to ticketing on the most preferred airlines at the most economical airfares to organizing the most enriching business conferences. We provide the widest range of forex products and currencies at the best rates and offer comprehensive Travel Insurance products too. The company extends highly customized travel services to the B2B and B2C market segment across the globe, and provides seamless logistics on a turnkey basis for leisure travel, weddings, events and MICE. Our company philosophy is and has always been wholly client oriented. From service levels and commitment to customer satisfaction, our mission, vision and values focus on enhancing, improving and honing our service levels to the very best quality to ensure that we provide unforgettable experiences to all that come in contact with PSTT. Our core values are based on integrity, teamwork, relationships and ownership. Our quality control division ensures that all services meet required standards, whether it is our vehicles, human resources, systems and processes or selection of accommodation. PSTT has a company policy of consciously giving back to society on a continuing basis, as and where possible. We recognize that the environment, communities and cultures within which we operate are vital to the success of our business

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About Foundation

Parinati Navodaya Foundation ( is a registered non-governmental organization that is working at the forefront of a wide spectrum of social and cultural issues in India. It is an NGO based out of Mangalore, India, registered under Public Charitable Trusts of India. Our Motto is ‘To Change Within, To Create change on The Outside - To Build a Safe, Healthy and Happy World’. Our Foundation stands on Three Core Values - Safer, Healthier, and Happier Individuals and Society.
The organization is dedicated to initiate and support efforts such as providing better access to improved health care facilities, hygiene amenities, education and employment of children and young adults respectively, women empowerment and environment conservation and preservation. In particular, this organization is empowering initiatives that are oriented towards educating the future generation of this country and helping them attain employment, while also transforming them into culturally, morally, and socially responsible individuals. With volunteers from across the globe, PNF strives to spread joy and help people irrespective of caste, creed or color. PNF believes in transparency and integrity. Each and every monetary contribution is accounted for in a meticulous manner. Our contributors trust is of primary importance to take these initiatives forward.

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About Parinati Awards

Parinati Navodaya Foundation has taken initiative to encourage & recognise people from our society towards their dedicated social service and to encourage enthusiast in various fields, as well as to generate funds to fulfil the objectives of the foundation through Parinati Awards. These awards are awarded through identifying the eligible candidates through various programs, competitions, and nominations. This award gives the winner a social status, support in their career along with a Cash Prize amount and a Trophy.

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