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Highlights from Season 1
THE 2016 GRAND PRIZE WINNER Last Year's Winner Received Rs. 1,00,000
Season 1 - Red Carpet Interviews
Denys Kumaran / Grand Prize Winner
Joshua Barton / Judge
Underwater Photographer
Sudhir Shivaram / Judge
Wildlife Photographer
Harish ShanthiKumar / Judge
Nature, Heritage & Sports Photographer
Ganesh Shankar / Judge
Fine Art Nature Photographer
Shan Re / Artist & Special Guest
Waseem Khan / Co Host
Balachandra Natarajan / Cafe Coffee Day Group Global
Director of Human Resources
Samit Sawhny / Barefoot Resorts & Leisure India Pvt. Ltd.
Founder & Managing Director
#ArtSerai - Shutterbug Photography Awards

Short listed photographs from our finalists
Joshua Barton speaks about underwater photography
Anand Menon hosts the show
Judges sign framed photographs for the finalists
Joshua Barton mingles with guests
Balachandra Natrajan gives a live interview
Waseem Khan asks the panel of judges questions about the selection process
Artist Shan Re painted the winning photograph on canvas to reveal the winner
Grand Prize winner Denys Kumaran holds her award winning photograph.(Judges left to right) Joshua Barton, Harish Shanthi Kumar, Ganesh Shankar & Sudhir Shivaram
Samit Sawhny hands a cheque for Rs. 1 lakh to winner, Denys Kumaran
Guests & finalists enjoy the event
Guests & finalists enjoy the event
Waseem Khan reviews the finalist's photographs
Actress Ragini Dwivedi with Waseem Khan
International Stand-Up Comedian, Actor & Columnist Rubi Chakravarti strikes a pose
Harish V smiles for the camera on the red carpet
Season 2
Last year's photo contest showcased some of the most beautiful photographs ever taken at the Serai & Barefoot Resorts. These dream destinations offer a stellar setting to capture some of the most captivating pictures ever seen in India and we are proud to have opened our doors to both budding and experienced photographers alike to showcase their talents in some of the most picturesque environments in the world. It's time once again to take your cameras out and start clicking at any of our four dream destinations to stand a chance of winning ₹ 1 lakh! If you don’t get the jackpot, you can still walk away with a 2N or 3N stay at The Serai or Barefoot at Havelock by being the best pick under each category. Do you have what it takes to be a winner? Click your best photos at or around any of our resorts and submit them under these categories -
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Nature and Landscape

Shots must be inspired by nature. Captured moments can include: Wildlife, Sunrise, Sunset, Mountains, Beach, Vegetation, Underwater.
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Shots must be inspired by architecture. Captured moments can include: The Serai or Barefoot at Havelock, Around the Serai or Barefoot at Havelock, History, Modern or local architecture
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In and Around

Shots must be inspired by culture. Captured moments can include: Culture, People, Cuisine, Lifestyle, Livelihood, At or around The Serai or Barefoot at Havelock
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My Moments

Shots must be inspired by you. Captured moments can include: Selfies, Family, Togetherness, Happiness, Memories, Activities.
Contest Prizes
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1 grand prize winner will take home Rs. 1 lakh.
4 category winners walk away with a 2N or 3N stay at The Serai or Barefoot at Havelock.
Contest Guidelines
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  • All entries must be submitted using #inspiredresorts.
  • All contestants would need to holiday at any of The Serai resorts or Barefoot at Havelock
  • Contestants would need to be more than 18 years of age.
  • Contestants could submit their entries in the following categories: a) Architecture b) My Moments c) In & Around d) Nature and Landscape
  • All entries submitted must be captured between 1st April to 31st December 2017.
  • All entries must be at least 1000 pixels on its shorter side and under 5 MB for initial submission. Contestants of shortlisted entries shall be contacted at a later date and the original image file has to be made available for the judges' perusal.
  • Contestants would need to put their photographs to vote on the Social media using #inspiredresorts on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
  • All decisions by the jury is final and not open for discussion.
  • All entries must adhere to the rules and regulations.
No longer accepting entries