Jose Kalathil

The 33-nation body, The Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC), has invited entries from Indian residents who have travelled to Latin American and Caribbean nations for the Third Edition of the Photography Contest, "My Latin-American and Caribbean Trip" MLCT 2018.

According to Dr. Patricio Garcés Ramírez, Chargé d' Affaires a.i. Ecuador embassy in New Delhi, the themes of the photos should be of landscapes, people, monuments and others from the country or countries that they have visited. The participation is free of cost. This year, participants can send up to five photographs, each at least 2 MB in size, which they must clicked during their trips to the Latin American and Caribbean countries from June 01, 2018. The last date for submission of photographs is October 30, 2018.

The e-mail should indicate the full name of the person, age and the site where the photograph/s were taken (city and country), contact information and a brief description of the photograph. Selfies and collages are not allowed.

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The photographs will be evaluated by a committee comprising officials from the embassies of member countries, travel agents and travel journalists. Winners will be directly contacted through e-mail in the last week of November. The winning photographs will be exhibited in New Delhi and winners of the first, second and third prizes will be awarded accordingly.

The previous editions of this contest received a very warm and enthusiastic reception from the Indian public. The collection of diversity and beauty captured in more than 100 photographs received in the last two years, not only demonstrates the growing interest of Indian tourists in the region, but also a passion for Latin America and the Caribbean that is being transmitted through their mesmerising digital
images, which have become attractive postcards of the natural, cultural and gastronomic riches that Latin America and the Caribbean countries have to offer.

Entries may be e-mailed to mylactripindia@gmail.com.