An important milestone was reached in the chapter of photo meets in the City of Kolkata when two of its most thriving communities, The Uncommon Box and Stories of Kolkata, came forward to collaborate on their first ever photo meet on 24th June 2017.
Braving lashing monsoon rains and threatening overcast skies, over 60 enthusiasts turned up at the starting point- the Hanuman Mandir close to the Baghbazarghat in north Kolkata.
The mood was upbeat, spirits were high, friends, familiar faces turned up , as did many new participants- new to the city and to photo meets.
We were one loud, chirpy, happy lot of photographers waiting to take to the streets to get started.
The theme was kept open- the main objective was to let creativity flow and allow the participants to enjoy the process of taking photographs.
The ghats of Kolkata are extremely animated and full of photo opportunities and no one wasted much time- cameras, mobiles were all pressed into action once the rains stopped.
Close to 200 uploads on the #soktub24 upload happened and it has been an amazing array of pictures!
- We would like to thank all the participants for being so incredibly enthusiastic and prompt with their uploads.
- A sincere note of gratitude to our sponsors Zoomin who have always been supportive of our endeavours.
- Thank you to Sujay Kumar Das – founder-admin of the Stories of Kolkata. It was a real pleasure working with him. We hope to continue this spirit of collaboration in the future.
The results were jointly decided by the founders of the two communities to ensure fairness.
The first three winners are:
The prize for the maximum uploads goes to:
There are 10 special mention awardees as well. They are:
The winners are requested to drop their email id with us at [email protected] or DM us @theuncommonbox through their authentic Instagram handle. This is to facilitate the mailing of the prize codes from zoomin.
We sure hope this was the first of many more such milestones and we look forward to your feedback on the event as well.
The Uncommon Box is open to organising and collaborating on such Insta-Meets and any other event that helps promote the talent of artistes of all genres. We invite queries through email or DMs regarding this matter.
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