Bhavalaya Photo Contest- 2014 was conducted online within Sultanate of Oman from 10th Oct, 2014 to 10th Nov., 2014, supported by Nikon, Khimji's Luxury & Lifestyle.
The theme was ?Expressions of Love?. The contest was for different age groups of 8 years to 13 years, 13 years to 18 years and 18 years and above categories.
We were fortunate to have the blessings of H.H. Sayyida Susan Al ?Said, who kindly agreed to award the winners of the award ceremony of Bhavalaya Photo Contest-2014 at Bait Muzna Gallery in Old Muscat on 7th February, 2015.
Mr. Ahmed al-Shukaili, Excellence FIAP( International Federation of Photographic Art) focused on special aspects of photography with his amazing speech.
Dr. Retnakumar said Bhavalaya intends to have more programmes for the promotion of socio cultural values and artistic talents in various art forms under the patronage of HH Sayyida Susan Al Said.
In the 8 years to 13 years category, the winners - Soumya Sengupta from ABA school won the First Prize and Mitali Kedar Joshi from Indian School Wadi Kabir received the Second Prize.
The 14 years to 18 years category - the First Prize was awarded to Mohamed Rayaan from Indian School Muscat, Second Prize to Sharoon Shereef from Indian School Nizwa and the Third Prize was awarded to Abhinav Gupta from Indian School Muscat.
The 18 years and above category - the First Prize went to Mr. Joy J. Mullappally, Second Prize to Mr. Sreelesh Sreedhar and the Third Prize to Mr. Henry B Hilos.
The Award Ceremony ended with the vote of thanks.