‘Click a Smile’ is the annual online photography competition conducted by The Akshaya Patra Foundation. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is an Indian NGO that implements the mid-day meal programme in 23 locations covering 10 states of India. Currently, the Foundation serves mid-day meal to 1.4 million children in more than 10,600 Government schools every day. The mission of this Foundation is to feed 5 million children by 2020.
‘Click a Smile’ is an international photography contest and attempts to capture the innocence, vigour and liveliness of childhood. A child’s smile can brighten up the gloomiest day, so why not capture it for a lifetime? This online photography competition is open to amateur and professional photographers. The participant can be a resident of any country. The only skill required is passion for photography to capture the right moment in the right frame.
This photography contest will be open from 20th November 2014 to 22nd December 2014. During this time the participants can upload their best three clicks along with a caption for each. The entries for this photography contest should be that of a smiling child or children from any place of the world. The setting could be anywhere – home, school, playground, streets, fields; just about any place where the smiles of the children can be heard, felt and lived. At the end of this online photography competition, all the entries will be judged by a panel of eminent professionals and experts in their own field. To know about the jury click here. The top three winners will receive a trophy, a certificate and a surprise gift from Akshaya Patra. Click Rules and Regulations to know more on the criteria of the online photography competition.
The Click a Smile 2013 photography contest that was organised last year saw participation from across seven countries adding up to more than 700 entries. Winners 2013 will give you a list of entries that bagged the title of photography contest winners for year’s online photography competition. The photography contest winners were all from different parts of the world. The captures and settings did differ but what ran common among the photography contest winners was the heart to immortalise a child’s smile. Now it’s your turn to get enlisted as photography contest winners for Click a Smile 2014. This photography contest is a channel to celebrate childhood. It is a medium to show the world that each child in the world rightfully deserves to be happy, healthy and free of burden.
Lug up your camera, try out different frames, spend time amidst children and click to capture the best smile ever! For registration and further details with regard to this online photography competition, please visit Click a Smile 2014.