|Section Name||Jury 1||Jury 2||Jury 3|
|COLOR||MR. DIGWAS BELLEMANE||MR. C R SATHYANARAYANA||MR. NAGENDRA MUTHMURDU|
|MONOCHROME||MR. C R SATHYANARAYANA||MR. ASTRO MOHAN||MR. DIGWAS BELLEMANE|
|NATURE||MR. AG GANGADHAR||MR. C R SATHYANARAYANA||MR. PRASANNA VENKATESH GUBBI|
|TRAVEL||MR. DIGWAS BELLEMANE||MR. ASTRO MOHAN||MR. NAGENDRA MUTHMURDU|
From the childhood Gangadhar had immense love for Nature. He loves Scenic beauty, Colourful flowers and Butterflies. With immense zeal for photography, he now spends most of his free time to capture the exciting behavioral moments of fascinating wild life as they unfold in their natural habitat. He has won many International medals, awards and certificates of merit in various national and international salons. He has participated in many Indian and International Salons and won awards. More than 200 of his photographs were displayed at exhibitions held in England, Taipei, Slovenia, USA, Greece and Serbia apart from India.
He was part the team that represented India in the 16th FIAP Nature Biennial Photography World Cup held at Norway at which India won Gold Medal in Prints and Projected Images categories. He once again represented India in the 17th FIAP Biennial Photography World Cup held at Bengaluru, in which, India, once again, won Gold Medal.
He is presently working as Office Superintendent in BSNL, Bengaluru.
MICS, FICS, FIIPC, AFIP, ASOF
Astro Mohan is an Internationally renowned news photographer with over 24 years of experience in Photo Journalism. Presently, he works as Senior News Photographer for Udayavani a popular Kannada Daily Newspaper. His picture Karavali Kambala bagged the First Prize in the International Photography Competition, held by Nikon in United Kingdom. This is among the 400 plus national and international awards that he had won. His pictures have been exhibited widely. The rare photographs, which Astro Mohan shot on the life style of Dr. Shivaram Karnath, Jnana Peetha Awardee of Kannada literature, have been considered a landmark, which brought name and fame to Mohan as an artistic photographer of vivid interest. His spectacular photographs on the beauty and serenity of various flowers made innumerable art lovers to turn once again to the nature.
He has been felicitated by many Photography Associations for his works. He is a distinguished member of Photography Society of America (PSA), Royal Photographic Society (RPS), Director of Karnataka Photographers Association (KPA) and founder member of Udupi Press photographers Association (UPPA). He teaches photography at various universities and has conducted innumerable workshops.
His deep academic interest in Astrology earned him the name prefix. Hailing from Bellary, he did his schooling in Belgaum and degree in Mangalore. Astro Mohan is also a Magician, astrologer, palmist, orator, cine actor, artiste, art critic and a prolific organiser of shows.
EFIAP, ARPS, FICS, HON.FICS, HON.FPSG, HON.APASP
Mr. C R Sathyanarayana, is a Top Exhibitor in the world in Nature Photography as acknowledged by Photographic Society of Amaerica's Who is Who. He has won a whopping 10,000 plus Acceptances in Pictorial and Nature photography. This includes over 1000 Awards and Certificates in International and All India Salons.
Mr. Sathyanarayana was a member of the team that represented India in the FIAP NATURE BIENNIALS WORLD CUP events held in 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2018 which won many AWARDS for INDIA. He was one of the Key Persons in organizing the FIAP NATURE BIENNIAL WORLD CUP in INDIA in the years 2010 and 2014 held at Bangalore. He was a Working Committee member of FIP during 2013-2014.
Born in 1956, he holds degrees in Commerce and Law. He is a Managing Partner in Rajaram Textiles, dealing in Silk Sarees in wholesale and retail space. He is a former Tennis Player and represented Karnataka twice in National Championships.
EFIP, HIUP, Hon.CPE, MOL.Rep (Asia)
Digwas Bellemane has had an exemplary 10 years of experience in the space of Fine Art Photography. He leaves no stone unturned when it comes to producing unique pictures. His moonlight picture of the roaring Hogenakkal Falls is an example of the pains he takes to produce his pictures. He has won over 140 International Medals and won more than 75 National Awards. Over 170 pictures of Digwas have earned him more than 650 Acceptances in International Salons held in 22 countries.
Born in a quaint town of Sirsi amidst the beautiful Western Ghats, in Karnataka, Digwas Bellemane’s journey in Photography took him a long way. He is a Lifetime member of the Youth Photographic Society Bangalore(YPS) and Sagara Photographic Society. He became a member of Photographic Society of America (PSA) in 2017.
Mr. Nagendra Muthmurudu is a self-styled pictorial photographer with many distinctions to his credit. Coming from an agricultural background, Mr. Muthmurudu's pictures show the beautiful life in the villages of Karnataka. Many of his models have been local children. He has the unique distinction of working on a single picture over 11 years. This picture of children playing in water was perfected by him over many years. He still has many ideas on this simple and elegant pictorial scene.
During his career extending over 18 years, he had won over 10 International Awards, 20 National Awards and 800+ exhibits in India and in 25 countries abroad. He earned his first distinction, AFIAP, in 2011 and achieved EFIAP in 2017. He also achieved FFIP in the same year. A Life Member of Youth Photographic Society, he also is a member of FIP, IIPC and Sagara Photographic Society.
Over 400 of his photographs have been published. He has also contributed over 50 articles in leading Kannada periodicals and magazines. He has also conducted several workshops and training programs to teach photography.
Mr. Prasanna Venkatesh Gubbi is a Natural History Photography by choice. He has won more than 25 International and 60 National awards. He has exhibited more than 400 images in 20 different countries including India, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Germany, Australia, Austria, Argentina, Hungary, Scotland, Greece and Slovenia. He is the winner of Asia\'s most prestigious Wildlife Photography Award, Wind land Smith Rice Natures Best Photography, Asia in Birds Section in the year 2016. He was also a Runner in the Wildlife section in the prestigious Comraderie Photography Contest held by ICICI Bank in 2016.
His images have been published in popular Indian Photography magazines like Sanctuary Asia and Seavus. They have also been published in Nature's Best Photography Magazine and Khabar Magazine published in the USA. Few of his Big Cat images were part of the Coffee Table book published by Dubai Mall.
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