Format, Dates and Rules

Once we close the call for applications, our imminent jury will decide on four grant winners. These winners will then work on their project for about one year, under the guidance of mentors. After that, the festival will culminate with exhibitions, talks and workshops at India Habitat Centre.


1 Sept –  30 Nov 2017

Call for applications for photography fellowship.

2nd week Jan 2018

Jury to announce award winners.


Jan 2018- Dec 2018

Winners build a body of photographic work around the theme of sustainable development, guided by mentors

15 Dec 2018

Project work submission deadline.

Exhibitions and events

Feb 2019

A month long grand finale of photography exhibitions of winners and mentors, workshops and events at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Waiver (for photo fellowship winners only)

Please note that the entries will not be returned. The entries will become the sole possession of the India Habitat Centre. The IHC reserves the right to use the images for promotional and non-commercial purposes.

The images can also be used in any IHC publication and as well as its website. However, should the images be reproduced in any medium other than this, the fellowship candidate will be reimbursed for the same.

After the exhibition, IHC will keep 15-framed images from the final body of the project for its permanent collection.