Dhaka, Jan 12 (UNB)- The pioneering digital content marketplace for photography, Pixmama, has recognised the winners of an exciting photo upload contest.
The contest aimed to encourage the growing photographers’ community to take up their passion for photography as a profession.
The winners were chosen based on the number of photo uploads that were approved by Pixmama. The award ceremony was held at the Robi Corporate Office located in Gulshan.
Tanvir Anik, a freelance photographer, was adjudged as the winner of the contest; he received 50,000 taka as grand prize. Ayman Nakib and Tapan Karmakar secured the second and the third position respectively. Ayman Nakib received 25,000 taka, while Tapan received 15,000 taka as prize money.
Contestants, who secured 4th to 10th position, received 2,000 taka each. The 11th to 20th position holders were given 1,000 taka and the 21st to the 30th position holders received 500 taka each. Crests, certificates and t-shirts were also given to the winners.
President of Bangladesh Photo Journalists’ Association (BPJA), Golam Mostafa, Eminent photographer Hasan Saifuddin Chandan, Prito Reza, CEO, Wedding Diary & Brand Ambassador of Fuzi Film, Senior Photo Journalist of The Daily Prothom Alo, Sudeepto Salam were present as special guests on the occasion.
Robi’s Chief Digital Services Officer, Shihab Ahmed, Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Shahed Alam, Head of Enterprise Business, Md Adil Hossain and Pixmama’s CEO and Founder Md Mostafizur Rahman were also present on the occasion.
More than 800 photographers from different parts of the country uploaded more than 9,000 quality photographs for the contest. Starting on the 10th of December, 2018, the contest concluded on the 31st December 2018. Pixmama is an independent business venture that came out of an employee digital entrepreneurship development programme, r-ventures.