About #CIP

Started in 2015, Team WhatsurSkill decided to give India its "First Online cum Live Photography Competition". 45 Days online competition judged by elegant judges which leads to identify Top 10 best photographers of India who travelled on 5 days adventurous trip for Live Photography.

The first edition’15 live round was held at "Simple Heaven – Uttarakhand" in association with Uttarakhand Tourism Board and second edition ’16 in association with The "God's Own Country – Kerala" along with India’s Most joyful ride partner Ola Cabs.

In current year, we are set to break all records by reaching out to over 6.5million youth of our country from Metro to Tier III cities having an attraction towards photography and whether or not they have DSLR camera, all are invited to the Grand photography event of 2017.

This year we are targeting to make it the biggest Photography Competition of the country and get ourself registered in “Limca Books of records” by outnumbering the current record of most number of entries and participants in any Photography Competition in India through judgement by few of the eminent photography veterans like Bhavya Desai, Bobby Joshi, Sooni Taraporevala and others.

CIP 2017 in Numbers

Whoa! That’s a big number, aren’t you proud?


Expected Reach


Expected Visitors


Expected Page Views


Expected Photographs

Awesome Judges

Click, Learn, Get inspired.

Bhavya Desai

Director & Group Head, SAP Media (Asian Photography)

Bobby Joshi

Founder, GOODSHOTZ. World Travel Photographer

Mark Bennington

Portrait Photographer based in New York City, Author

Rathika Ramasamy

Award Winning Wildlife Photographer

Sooni Taraporevala

Padma Shree Awardee, Photographer, Screen Writer

CIP Schedule

Dates to Remember!

1st - 14th September


Pre-register yourself for the event so that you don’t miss this golden opportunity

15th September

Online Competition Starts

The mega photography competition starts and an opportunity to be a part of next sensational photographer of India

31st October

Online Competition Ends

Last day to submit your photographs and get as much votes on them. No photographs or votes will be accepted after that.

1st - 20th November

Level 1 Judging

Level 1 judging by previous CIPians and previous judges will begin to identify Top 100 photographers and photos. This will be based out of overall profile of the candidate and not only upon single uploaded photo.

21st November - 5th December

Level 2 Judging

Level 2 judging by the prominent personalities of the industry who proved themselves with their skillset will do entire profiling of top 100 photographers to select Top 10 participants who will travel with us for the Live Round.

25th November

Top 100 winners announcment

Much awaited declaration of top 100 photographers of the Online Round will happen.

9th December

Top 50 winner announcment

Top 50 will be declared to make your wait more exciting.

11th December

Top 10 winner announcment

Finally we will declare Top 10 finalist for the Live Round who will be given an opportunity to travel and explore one of the best location along with other Master class photographers

January 2018

Live Round will be held at Andhra Pradesh, date will be announced soon!

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