Rules of the Competition:
Variety in photography is highly encouraged by us and we believe your creativity should know no bounds.
For the sake of a healthy and fair competition, here are a few rules we have set for you to abide by so as to make the most out of the experience;
- include an additional level or round to the competition or remove an existing one
- introduce a new theme or feature
- include a wild card entry
- bring in features such as public demand or viewers choice
- increase or decrease the duration of the contest
These changes can be made at the sole discretion of WhatsurSkill and no objections shall be accepted from the participants.
Then please note that the organisers reserve the rights to disqualify any participant(s) who have been found guilty of tampering with and/or trying to terminate the competition or any part of it. Moreover as per the Information Technology Act of 2000 and all it’s amendments there of , the organisers have rights to take legal action against anyone breaching the Cyber Laws. The organisers may apply other laws from time to time and shall be entitled to remedies in the law as applicable.
The CIP Competition - Shot 3 takes part in two rounds- an online preliminary round and an offline Live Round.
The Online Round is the entry round of the competition where every participant is required to submit his or her photographs by uploading them to the website following which each of the entries will be rated by the Judges and the public shall vote for their favourite clicks. The weightage of the judges rating is 60% and that of the public voting is 40%. From the Online Round, the Top ten Entries shall be selected and the selected contestants shall move on to the second round.
The Live Round is the second and final round that shall decide the winner of the CIP Competition. The selected competitors are welcomed on a 5 day tour of Andhra Pradesh sponsored by the Tourism Board to showcase your photography talents in person along with the other participants. Based on the ratings by the judges for the photographs clicked during this round, the winner shall be selected.
For those extremely talented top ten contestants; this is what the thrilling second round has in store for you; 05 days and 05 nights around the beautiful state of Andhra Pradesh sponsored by the Tourism Board for an enriching and extremely challenging experience that you’ll never forget. Upon selection to participate in the Live round; a location will be conveyed to you in Andhra Pradesh where you shall be arriving and meeting your fellow contestants and the organisers. At the end of the competition, you shall be dropped back at this same location from where you shall head back to your respective destinations.
The following is the tentative itinerary of what’s in store for the top ten contestants: and we are certain that you would want to be a part of it!
DAY 0- 14th January 2018
You will be arriving at the said location in Tirupati and reporting by 4 pm to enjoy the warm welcome from WhatsurSkill and the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Board. This follows an evening of relaxation and getting to know one another.
DAY 1- 15th January 2018
Now the excitement begins! You shall start clicking around as early as 5:00 am as you explore Thirupathy and visit the most amazing sights the city has to offer including the extremely famous Thirupathy temple, the splendid 7 hills and enjoy some mouth-watering laddoos while you’re at it. By around 3:30 pm in the evening, you’re headed to some spectacular waterfalls to try and capture the perfect blend of water and greenery. Following this, we leave to Horsley Hills to stay the night.
DAY 2- 16th January 2018
The day begins at 5:00 am in the breathtaking Horsley hills where the photography opportunities are ample, this can be your chance to click the most amazing sunrise shot you’ve ever come across. The evening leads on to visiting the timeless Magic Pillar in Lepakshi. From there you’re headed to a peaceful night in Gandikota.
DAY 3- 17th January 2018
Here’s your chance to tour and click what’s known as the Grand Canyon of India or the Arizona of India. While you’re blown away by the sheer brilliance of nature’s finest, it only gets better. You’re then heading to the exciting speleothems in Belaum- the Belaum Caves. Following this we stay over and get serenaded by some man-made beauty at the Srisailam Dam.
DAY 4- 18th January 2018
The Srisailam dam has a story of its own being the second largest hydroelectric station in the country, so now think of all the beautiful combinations of nature and man’s brilliance that you can be momentously picturing. The day proceeds to explore the dense forests in Nallamala Hills followed by the Ethiopia Waterfalls. These timeless gifts of nature cannot be described in words, we are hoping your photos can do the trick. The night ends in Amaravati.
DAY 5- 19th January 2018
The final day of the contest is exciting as it is but there’s more in store! You get to visit the 38 metres tall Dhyana Buddha Statue and the vast chilli fields in Guntur that shall be a memory to behold. Following a few hours of rest and relaxation, the winner shall be announced by 5 pm marking the conclusion of the event. You shall be dropped back to where you were picked up from.