YPS All India Salon 2017  


The contest is open to anyone from India. Members of Youth Photographic Society should login using YPS Member ID to avail concessional rates.

We have a special corner for youth photographers (Age < 18). There are special Youth Prizes under each section. Entry is free. Age proof is required. If young photographers want to compete on-par with others, they should pay and register under 'General' category.

The following restrictions are imposed to present your pictures in full resolution during judging.

  1. The Maximum Width or Breadth or Horizontal Side or X Axis is 1920 pixels
  2. The Maximum Height or Vertical Side or Y Axis is 1200 pixels
  3. There are no specific DPI requirements.

Submission closes on the midnight of Dec 14, 2017. NO EXTENSIONS.

What do you want to do?

Welcome to the Salon

We are pleased to welcome you to YPS 35th All India Digital Salon. We aim to make your Salon Participation experience seamless and memorable. To achieve this, we have put together a world-class web-site with easy payment & upload facilities. You can also change your uploaded portfolio any time till the last minute. We hope you enjoy participating in the Salon and wish you all success.

Youth Photographic Society (YPS) is one of the oldest clubs in India with 46 successful years behind it. Over the last few years, YPS has gone through a digital transformation modernizing its services. Visit YPS Website.

- YPS 35th All India Digital Salon Committee

YPS 35th All India Digital Salon

YPS 35th All India Digital Salon 2017 is an All-Digital salon with plenty of awards to win. This year we have also opened a Youth Section to encourage budding young photographers.

The 35th All India Digital Salon 2017 brings with it the pride of participation. The Salons of YPS are keenly contested and professionally conducted. The Salon carries FIP recognition (FIP 146/2017) to help all those planning to earn recognitions. Here are some of the salient features of the YPS 35th All India Digital Salon:

  • Special Youth participation at no cost to encourage budding photographers
  • Open Judging with public participation to ensure a fully transparent judging of pictures
  • Full Resolution Screening in 1920x1200 resolution to make sure that your picture is displayed with all the details
  • Ability to change the portfolio till the last moment to put up your latest and best pictures for judging
  • Web-site designed to international standards with high availability to handle any amount of rush
  • Payment through online portal for hazzle free participation
  • Email-assistance through the web-site page
  • Legacy of completing Salons on time
Get started today. You can always substitute your pictures or even change sections till the last moment.
Contact us if you need further information.


Participants can upload up to 4 pictures under each of the following sections for maximum participation. Please consult the award categories under each section while uploading images to maximize your win chances. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for restrictions on the content and post-processing for each section.


COLOR refers to pictures in full or partial color covering any subject.


An image is considered to be MONOCHROME only if it gives the impression of having only two colors, white and shades of gray, optionally toned to any one color like Sepia, Red, Gold etc.


NATURE photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation.


A TRAVEL image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally.


There are three categories of fees, namely, GENERAL, YPS and YOUTH. A participant can participate only under one of the three categories. If multiple participation is detected all entries will be deactivated.

  • There are no fees for youth category. To participate under Youth Category, select category as "YOUTH" at the time of registration. This category is open only to participants less than 18 years of age. Age proof is required to be uploaded. Pictures submitted by Youth are eligible to be considered only for Youth Awards. Participants with less than 18 years of age can choose to participate under GENERAL category by paying the required fee and be considered for general awards.
  • To be able to avail YPS rates, YPS Members must Login using YPS Member ID and Password and then complete the Registration
  • All other participants must select "GENERAL" category at the time of Registration

General Fees

Number of SectionsPublic Fees (Rs.)

YPS Fees

Number of SectionsYPS Fees (Rs.)

Salon Dates

Last Date for submission of entries December 14, 2017 Submission will automatically cease at midnight. Submissions through email/posts will not be judged.
Judging Date December 16 - 17, 2017 Venue: Being finalized.
Announcement of Results December 25, 2017 The results of the salon will be posted on the salon website. Each entrant would also receive an email intimation of the same.
Exhibition Date January 13 - 14, 2018 Venue: Chitrakala Parishath, No.1, Art Complex, Kumara Krupa Rd, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
Catalog Release January 14, 2018 A digital catalog will be hosted on the website.



Sponsorship slots avaiable. Visit YPS Sponsorship Page to sponsor awards.

General Awards

FIP Gold - COLOR Best Award 1
COLOR Second Award 1
COLOR Third Award 1
Honorable Mention - Rajalakshmi Hegde Best Still Life 1
Honorable Mention - Rural Life in Color 1
Honorable Mention - Color Abstract / Pattern / Blur 1
Honorable Mention - Best Landscape 1
Honorable Mention - TIGER Murali Memorial Color Digital Creation 1
Honorable Mention - Savithramma Memorial Color Portrait 1
Honorable Mention - Sunrise/Sunset 1
FIP Gold - MONOCHROME Best Award by Vista 1
MONOCHROME Second Award 1
MONOCHROME Third Award 1
Honorable Mention - Kilar Subbarao Hegde Monochrome Portait 1
Honorable Mention - Bokehs & Flares in B + W 1
Honorable Mention - Light & Shade 1
Honorable Mention - Streetlife 1
Honorable Mention - Rural Life in B+W 1
Honorable Mention - Back-lit Magic 1
Honorable Mention - Digital Creation 1
FIP Gold - NATURE Best Award - TNA Memorial Best Butterfly 1
BookMyLens - NATURE Second Award 1
BookMyLens - NATURE Third Award 1
Honorable Mention - Best Animal in Habitat 1
Honorable Mention - Best Bird Portrait 1
Honorable Mention - Best Bird Behavior 1
Honorable Mention - Best Bird in Action 1
Honorable Mention - BookMyLens - Flora 1
Honorable Mention - BookMyLens - Nature in Action 1
Honorable Mention - BookMyLens - Nature Under Water 1
Honorable Mention - Nature Conservation Award 1
FIP Gold - TRAVEL Best Award - In memory of Eminent Travel Photographer 1
TRAVEL Second Award 1
TRAVEL Third Award 1
Honorable Mention - BookMyLens - Street Photography 1
Honorable Mention - BookMyLens - Cityscape 1
Honorable Mention - Culture and Festivals 1
Honorable Mention - Beaches 1
Honorable Mention - Artisans & Performers 1

Youth Awards

MONOCHROME Youth Award 3

COLOR Youth Award 3

NATURE Youth Award 3

TRAVEL Youth Award 3

Overall Awards

Best Participant Award 1

Best Participating Club Award 1

Contest Calendar

Submission End Date : December 14, 2017

Judging : December 16 - 17, 2017

Results : December 25, 2017

Exhibition : January 13 - 14, 2018

Catalogue Release: January 14, 2018

Contest Host

Salon Chairman: Mr. Manju Vikas Sastry, sastry.vikas@gmail.com, 99452-44055
Salon Secretary: Mr. Murali Santhanam, murali.santhanam@yahoo.co.in, 94813-69204

Youth Photographic Society Bengaluru
TT Hall, 3rd Floor,
State Youth Centre of Karnataka,
Nrupathanga Road, Bengaluru - 560001.
Email: salon@ypsbengaluru.com

Become a Member of YPS

Youth Photographic Society

Youth Photographic Society (YPS) Bengaluru, the hosts for this contest, is a not-for-profit organization started in 1971 to further the Art of Photography. With over 400 members, YPS is among the largest Photography Clubs in India and also boasts of hosting 43 National and International Salons. It has been nurtured by doyens of Indian Photography like Late Mr. T N A Perumal, Late Mr. E Hanumantha Rao and Late Mr. C Rajagopal. The club conducts regular slideshows on every first and third saturday of the month, alongside exhibitions and workshops, for the benefit of its members.

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