Fotothon is one of its kind, real time photography competition where every participating photographer gets a span of 24 hours to shoot and submit their work.
  • Challenges your photography skills and creativity.
  • Use your Camera for Nature Conservation
  • A platform to connect & interact with Professional and Amateur Photographers
This category tests the participant’s skills of narrating an environmental based issue through a series of 3 to 5 images thus weaving out a story with help of detailed captions.

Photographers will have to submit a SINGLE image on a subject that will be announced on the day of the event.

The participating photographers can submit a photograph related to Nature and Environment under this category.

Under this category, photographers can click portraits or interesting images under the theme people.


Most frequent questions and answers
Fotothon is a unique PHOTOGRAPHY RACE wherein you have to shoot and submit your photos in 24 hrs on a given theme/topic.
Any digital camera of 5 megapixel and above is required for participation

There is no specific upper limit, For the lower age limit the participant should be studying in college ( i.e. not for school students) . Therefore 17 yrs and above.

There is no limit on the number of photos you shoot, but you have to choose the best of the lot and then submit it in various catagories.

YES, one can participate in any one or all the catagories of FOTOTHON.


In the span of 24 hrs you are free to travel any where in the city, state or the country. But you have to send the photos within 24 hrs via email.

NO, after you have completed your shoot you have to send your photos on email before the end of the deadline of 24 hrs.

Following are the categories for participation viz:


The participants can participate in any one, or all the categories.

You can pay online through our online registration.

Please go to registration page to learn more.

You can cancel your registration, but the entry fee is not refundable.

Registration is NON TRANSFERABLE.

FotoStory the main category of Fotothon has the following Prizes :
1. First Prize : Rs. 20,000/- Cash, Certificate & Trophy.
2. Second Prize : Rs. 15,000/- Cash, Certificate & Trophy.
3. Third Prize : Rs. 10,000/- Cash, Certificate & Trophy.

ALL other Categories :
1. First Prize : Rs. 5,000/- Cash, Certificate & Trophy.
2. Second Prize : Rs. 3,000/- Cash, Certificate & Trophy.
3. Third Prize : Rs. 2,000/- Cash, Certificate & Trophy.

Consolation Prizes will be also be given to encourage the photographers subject to the judges decision.

FOTOTHON : The idea that Clicked.

Fotothon was born out of an idea that FAILED.

I & Virat had put in around 18 months of effort to push forth our grand vision of making ‘ Walking’ …fashionable.
A Walkathon, to promote walking & a Walkability Index for our beloved Mumbai.
It was to be organised in association with the GOM to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the state & to be flagged off by none other than the US President, Barak Obama….such a lofty proposition.
The year was 2010 & we could see some light at the end of the tunnel.

What people say?

I would call this initiative a 'True Photography Competition'. Shoot at sight is an excellent thing, plus its great that Fotothon does not allow for photoshop edits. A blessing for genuine photographers. Keep it up, and looking forward to more such initiatives.
Mrs. Sridevi M. Patel
It is a good opportunity for growing photographers. During the whole follow-up on the given topic there was a realisation of the mutual responsibility to save our mother earth.More & more youth should participate in it. The event was managed very well.
Mr. Prashant Gharat
Just purchased a DSLR a week ago & taking part in Fotothon was a big leap for me. Fotothon has helped me to gain confidence in this field. It has also made me aware about the harm we do to our planet & leave it to others to take care of it. thanks Fotothon & Ecofolks for giving me this platform.
Ms. Priyadarshini Dalvi
This is the first time I am participating. More than the competition,I liked the overall concept of the program. The opening event was helpful as it also informed us about the conservation program at Sanjay Gandhi National Park. I liked the way Mr. Sunil Limaye is handling the conservation effort at the park. I would like to congratulate MPCB & Ecofolks for organising this event.
Mr. Aslam Sayed

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